How to Clean Those New Plastic Shoes

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Shine up your newest pair of plastic shoes with a gentle cleansing. A light cleaning removes dust and dirt that may collect during display at a store. Someone may have tried those shoes on before you. Prevent receiving a contagious fungal infection by sanitising your shoes before placing them on your feet. Examine your shoes for obvious stains before wearing them. Get a heavier scrub on your shoes by using a soft bristled toothbrush to clean it with.

Fill a sink 1/3 full of warm water.

Add a teaspoon of gentle liquid dish detergent to the sink as the water runs.

Add a splash or capful of bleach to the water for a deeper sanitisation.

Mix the water with your hand. Wet a clean cloth in the water. Wring the excess water from the cloth.

Wipe in circular motions the entire outside of the shoes. Re-wet the cloth as needed and remove the excess water.

Wipe the insides of the shoes, including the insoles.

Allow shoes to dry for twenty-four hours before wearing the shoes.

Totally immerse shoes made completely from plastic in the solution for a few minutes for total sanitisation. Remove the shoes and let them dry before wearing them.

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