Ok, it’s time to dust off those shoes you do not wear any more and give them a fresh start.
In this post, I will share with you 13 brilliant ways to salvage your old dirty shoes and to make them look like new again.
If you have a pair of shoes that you don’t wear anymore because you thought they were ruined, I’m here to tell you that there is hope!
Keep scrolling below to check out these amazing shoe cleaning hacks!
13 Shoe Cleaning Hacks
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1. Use nail polish remover to clean stains from the rubber soles of your sneakers.
Nail polish remover is great for quickly removing stains from your favorite tennis shoes.
2. Use petroleum jelly on a q-tip to help remove scuff marks on your patent leather shoes.
Vaseline helps to soften scuff marks as well as remove them from your shoes without any damage.
3. Use white vinegar to remove water stains from your leather boots.
To get of those hard to remove water stains on your boots, make a solution of water and white vinegar to remove them instantly.
4. Use a fingernail file to remove stains and dirt spots from your suede shoes.
A nail file helps to buff aways the fibers that’s holding the stain on your suede shoes.
5. Use shampoo to get rid of oil stains from your shoes.
Use a cheap shampoo to remove oil stains from your sneakers and other shoes.
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6. Use a white rubber eraser to get rid of dirty spots on your suede shoes.
Similar to a nail file, a white rubber eraser helps remove stains by buffing away the stained fibers.
7. Use Dawn dish soap to clean the inside your fleece-lined shoes.
Using Dawn dish soap is a quick and easy way to clean the inside your dirty fleece-lined shoes.
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8. Use beeswax to make your shoes waterproof.
Beeswax helps by adding a protective covering to your shoes which will make them water and stain proof.
9. Use hair conditioner to shine your boots.
After cleaning your leather boots, you can try polishing them with a small amount of hair conditioner to make your boots look like new again.
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10. Use plain, white toothpaste to clean dirt from your leather shoes.
Plain white toothpaste will remove stains and grime from leather shoes easily.
11. Use plain black and white printed newspaper to shine your shoes if in a pinch.
If short on time and money, using a simple piece of newspaper(preferably a page with no color printed on it) to shine and buff your leather shoes.
12. Use a mesh bag to store sneakers when placing them in your washing and drying machines.
Hang your shoes in a mesh bag over your washer and dryer machine door to prevent them from tumbling around.
13. Make your own deodorizer to get rid of smells coming from your shoes.
You can make your own shoe deodorizer using cornstarch, baking soda and your favorite essential oils. Your shoes will always smell great! Full tutorial can be found here.
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