white basketball shoes can get dirty quickly, and need some special care to make sure they stay in good condition for games and practice. In this article, we’ll show you how to clean white basketball shoes using a few simple steps and supplies:
First, gather some supplies. You’ll need a clean cloth or towel, water, mild soap if needed (newspaper is also OK to use), and a stiff brush like a toothbrush. Don’t forget an old toothbrush for scrubbing hard-to-get places! It’s also helpful to have a container to put shoes in while they dry so you don’t accidentally step on them or let water drip everywhere.
Second, remove all the laces from the shoe and set them aside for later cleaning. If possible, turn the shoes inside out so water and soap don’t stain and ruin their look during washing.
Third, check both sides of the shoe for any scuffs or stains that may require special treatment. If there are, like on our shoe in the picture, use your fingers to rub them away with mild soap and water (do not scrub hard). Rinse the area clean with water when you’re done.
Fourth, use your stiff brush or toothbrush to scrub the outside of the shoes under hot water if they’re very dirty. Once they’re thoroughly damp, fill a container large enough for both feet (or both shoes) with warm-to-hot water and soap. Let the shoes sit in this until they’ve finished absorbing all the soap they can take! This is also a good time to put some white cloths inside so that dirt doesn’t get stuck between lines of stitching later. When you feel satisfied, pull your shoes out of the water and let them air dry.
Fifth, this is the hardest step! You’ll need to use your fingers or brush to scrub off stubborn stains that are attached to the surface of shoes. If you’re not satisfied with how clean they are, go back to step three and make sure they’re clean before re-soaping them up for another cycle under hot water. When you feel confident that they’re as clean as possible, leave them out to air dry completely before lacing them back up again. It’s best if you can put white cloths inside so dirt doesn’t get stuck between lines of stitching later on.
When your shoes are dried completely, use string or fresh laces to lace them up. This will keep them from getting messed up again, and also provides a little extra support during play!
- Q: How can I keep my white basketball shoes looking clean and new?
A: To clean white basketball shoes, you’ll need a few simple supplies like water, soap, and a brush. You can also use newspaper to scrub them clean.
- Q: What should I do if my shoes get stained?
A: If your shoes get stained, try using a mild soap and water to rub the stain away. Be careful not to scrub too hard, as this could damage the material.
- Q: How can I make sure my shoes are completely dry?
A: You can air dry your shoes by leaving them out in the sun or placing them near a heat source. It’s important that your shoes are completely dry before wearing them again to prevent the growth of mold or mildew.
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