I don’t know what shoes look like in your household, but in mine, they get pretty dirty. Here in the Midwest we have 4 seasons. Spring, Fall and Winter bring rain and snow, which can make your shoes go from white to brown very quickly. And, if your child is like mine, he/she will find every mud puddle to jump in. No matter how hard I try to keep shoes clean, the white will just never stay white.
- You would think, good old soap and water would do the trick. That method works mediocre.
- Then I tried a magic eraser…that seems to work on everything…not so much on shoes.
- Part baking soda, part laundry soap mix scrubbed on with a toothbrush…works good for cleaning the cloth part, but not the rubber part.
So what is the best way to clean shoes?!?!
Some good old nail polish remover. I was truly shocked on how clean it got the rubber of your shoes.
***Tip – remove any nail polish you may be wearing as the color will get on your cotton ball and then transfer to the shoes you are cleaning. Trust me on this one.***
- Dirty Shoes
- Nail Polish Remover
- Cotton Balls
- Old Toothbrush (optional)
- Apply nail polish remover to cotton ball.
- Remove any nail polish you are wearing…yes, I have to repeat this.
- Get a new cotton ball and apply the nail polish remover.
- Scrub the whites of your shoes with the remover.
- You may need an old toothbrush to really get in some of those crevices.