How to Clean White Converse Shoes

How to Clean White Converse Shoes

A pair of white converse shoes, due to their versatility, comfort, and style, has become our wardrobe staple. It just matches with anything you wear and adds up to the look you are trying to create; all of this makes converse one of the best sneaker brands in India. Even though a brand-new pair appears like a million bucks when you wear them for the first time, all it takes is a little scuff and boom! The next thing you will find is dirt and stain all over that beautiful white surface that won’t be white then. It is even worse in rainy seasons.

But don’t worry, here in this article, we will tell you how to clean white converse and how to clean your all white converse. All of the handy tips and tricks are quick, easy, and highly effective and will have those white shoes look new within the blink of an eye. 

Cleaning Your White Converse Shoes – An Overview

We all adore our white converse shoes because it goes with almost anything from our wardrobes. However, it is pretty frustrating when you pull out a pair of converse shoes and find stains or dirt all over them. Thankfully, there are many hacks that we will be discussing in other sections that will help you clean them. But before jumping onto different hacks in detail, let us give you an overview of the basic cleaning process of the converse shoes.

  1. Start by removing your shoelaces.
  2. Rinse your shoes properly under cold water.
  3. Use one of the ways explained in further sections to prepare the cleaning agent.
  4. Apply and scrub the cleaning agent over stained areas thoroughly.
  5. Rinse them again with cold water or toss them in the washing machine.
  6. Hang them dry.

5 Ways to Clean White Converse Shoes 

1. How To Clean White Converse With Toothpaste And Toothbrush

How To Clean White Converse With Toothpaste And Toothbrush

Materials you’ll need:

  • Old toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

Steps to clean white converse with toothpaste:

Step 1. Take your converse shoes and apply the toothpaste, particularly on the stained areas.

Step 2. Do not use a gel. It is necessary to use a paste, and it should not be in any color other than white.

Step 3. After applying the paste, leave it for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 4. After 15-20 minutes, either rinse the shoes with cold water or put them in the washing machine.

Step 5. Hang them dry and if required, repeat the process.

2. How To Wash White Converse Using Acetone

Materials you’ll need:

  • Nail polish remover
  • Acetone
  • Cotton pads

Steps to wash white converse using acetone:

Step 1. Take cotton pads and dip them into acetone.

Step 2. After your cotton pads had soaked a good amount of acetone, take them and rub them thoroughly all over the stained or dirty areas of your shoes.

Step 3. Scrub it rigorously.

Step 4. After scrubbing, rinse your shoes with liquid/powdered soap water properly.

Step 5. You can then toss your shoes in the washing machine.

Step 6. Hang them dry.

3. How To Clean White Converse With Baking Soda And Vinegar

How To Clean White Converse With Baking Soda And Vinegar

Materials you’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Hot Water
  • Glass bowl
  • Brush for scrubbing (old toothbrush or applicator brush)

Steps to clean white converse with baking soda and vinegar:

Step 1. Unlace your shoes properly for easy and thorough cleaning. You can soak your shoelaces in warm soapy water, but they might lose their whiteness in this process and appear dull. However, replacing them with new ones is always an option.

Step 2. Rinse your converse shoes under cold running water. Do not rinse them with warm water as it might fix the stained spots and ruin the look of the shoes.

Step 3. The next involves the making of a baking soda + vinegar paste. For making the paste, add white vinegar and baking soda into a plastic or glass bowl in the ratio of 3:2 respectively, to form a thin foamy paste. Do not use red wine vinegar as it stains.

Step 4. Take a clean toothbrush, dip it into the freshly prepared paste and scrub it all over your shoes. Be thorough with the surface, side parts, and especially the dirty/stained areas. After scrubbing, rinse the shoes with cold water.

Step 5. After rinsing it properly, put your shoes into the washing machine. Add detergent and run the washing machine on a complete cycle with cold water.

Step 6. Then finally, let the shoes dry either under the sun or shade.

4. How To Clean White Converse With Baking Soda And Hydrogen Peroxide 

Materials you’ll need:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking Soda
  • Warm water
  • Old Toothbrush
  • Gloves

Steps to clean white converse with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide:

Step 1. First and foremost, wear a pair of gloves.

Step 2. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1/2 tablespoon of Hydrogen peroxide in warm water to form a paste.

Step 3. Take an old toothbrush, dip it into the paste and apply it all over the stained/dirty areas.

Step 4. Scrub it thoroughly on the affected areas.

Step 5. Rinse your shoes with water once you are done scrubbing.

Step 6. You can then toss your shoes in the washing machine and hang them dry.

5. Can You Bleach White Converses? 

Can You Bleach White Converses

Materials you’ll need:

  • Bleach
  • Baking soda
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Warm water

Steps to bleach white converse:

Step 1. Start by making a paste of baking soda (1 tablespoon) and toothpaste.

Step 2. To this paste, add 50 ml of liquid bleach.

Step 3. Now go on to add some warm water into this paste to make it a bit runny.

Step 4. Take a toothbrush, dip it into the paste, and apply it all over the stained/dirty areas.

Step 5. Scrub it well and let it sit for a couple of hours.

Step 6. Then, wash your shoes properly with cold water and toss them in the washing machine.

Step 7. Hang them dry.

Note: You should be aware of the fact that bleach might take away the charm and look of your shoes and make them appear dull and faded. You might end up searching for the best shoe again, if you keep using bleach to clean your shoes.

 Wrapping Up

We know it is likely that your white converse shoes might get dirty if you wear them more often. But with these easy and simple steps, you will end up with shoes that look good as new. See, this is the reason they are called hacks. All you need is a few kinds of stuff that will already be available in your kitchen, and voila! You will be ready with your white converse shoes in no time to rock that cute outfit once again.

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