How to Wash White Vans Shoes

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How to Wash White Vans Shoes
A toothbrush is a useful tool for cleaning shoes. (toothbrush image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.com)

White Vans shoes can be a brilliant accessory to an outfit. However, one of the biggest problems with owning white shoes is their tendency to attract dirt and stains like a magnet. Fortunately, there is a way to clean your white Vans at home and keep them bright and white, without breaking the bank on expensive custom cleaning products. The items needed to clean your white shoes are all commonly found in most household cupboards.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Bucket
  • Mild detergent
  • Bowl
  • Toothbrush
  • Paper towels

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove the laces from your shoes, if applicable.

  2. 2

    Measure out 2 tbsp of baking soda into the bucket.

  3. 3

    Measure 1 tbsp of mild detergent and add it to the baking soda in the bucket.

  4. 4

    Add 2 cups of water to the bucket.

  5. 5

    Stir until the solution is evenly mixed and a layer of bubbles forms on the top of the liquid.

  6. 6

    Put the laces into the mixture and rub them where they are soiled, to allow the cleaning mixture to clean them.

  7. 7

    Allow the laces to sit in the cleaning mixture for five to 10 minutes.

  8. 8

    Remove the laces, rinse them in cool water and allow them to air-dry.

  1. 1

    Measure 3 tbsp of baking soda into the bowl.

  2. 2

    Add 1 1/2 tsp of water, mixing as you add to the baking soda to form a paste.

  3. 3

    Wet the bristles of the toothbrush.

  4. 4

    Dip the head of the toothbrush into the cleaning paste.

  5. 5

    In small, circular motions, brush the entirety of the shoe with the paste on the toothbrush, dipping the brush as needed for more paste.

  6. 6

    Scrub vigorously in areas as needed to remove dirt or stains that are stubborn.

  7. 7

    Moisten a paper towel and wipe all traces of the cleaning paste from the shoe.

  8. 8

    Allow the shoe to air dry.

  9. 9

    If stains or dirt are still visible after the shoe is dry, repeat steps until the shoe is satisfactorily clean.

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