How to Clean White Shoes

By LeafTV Editor

How to Clean White Shoes. Owning white shoes is great. They give your outfit a fresh and bright look, but keeping them clean can be a big headache. Luckily, cleaning them is much easier than keeping them clean. With a little water, dish-washing liquid and a little bleach, your white shoes will look like new again.

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Clean White Shoes

Clean White Cloth Shoes

Step 1

Take out any shoestrings, and place them in a mild solution of dish detergent water and a little bleach.

Step 2

Place the shoes in a pillowcase.

Step 3

Put the pillowcase filled with the shoes in the washing machine on normal cycle with half a cup of detergent and a cap full bleach. The bleach will help keep the shoes white.

Step 4

Hand wash the shoestrings. Rinse them, and place them in the dryer to dry.

Step 5

Remove the shoes from the washing machine. Take them out of the pillowcase, and allow them to air dry.

Step 6

String the shoestrings back in the shoes once they're dry.

Clean White Canvas Shoes

Step 1

Make a mild solution of dish detergent, water and a little bleach.

Step 2

Remove any shoestrings, and follow Steps 1 and 4 above.

Step 3

Take a cloth, place it into the solution and thoroughly scrub your shoes.

Step 4

Use an old toothbrush to scrub some of the harder crevices and areas of the shoes.

Step 5

Rinse the cloth out with clear water, and use it to rinse the shoes off.

Step 6

Allow the shoes to air dry.

Step 7

Polish when finished.

Clean White Leather Shoes

Step 1

Make a mild solution of dish detergent, water and a little bleach.

Step 2

Dip the tip of a cloth into the solution, and spot clean the shoes.

Step 3

Immediately dry the areas where you cleaned the shoes.

Step 4

Polish when dry with white leather shoe polish.