How to Keep your Sneakers Clean
However, the rest of us just want to know how to easily keep our sneakers cleaner for longer, without having to spend a fortune on cleaning products – and what to do when a sneaker lovers disaster strikes in the form of muddly puddles, mystery party stains or worse.
Long gone are the simple days when we would simply pop our dirty Converse canvas sneakers first into a pillowcase and then chuck them into the washing machine. Modern times demand modern solutions. Check out our guide below to help you on your way to Sneaker cleaning perfection.
Apply a few drops of Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner onto a wet shoe brush, ensure you only use a soft brush - we strongly recommend sticking to Jason Markk and Crep brushes, they're designed exactly for the task ahead - shake off and excess moisture and then gently scrub all over your sneakers until a foam forms. Pay extra attention to the hard to get to placed and be sure to work gently on delicate areas such as mesh or suede. Once you're happy that you've thoroughly cleaned the entire sneaker, you can wipe them off with a towel, ensuring that you get the majority of the moisture off and then let them air dry. If they need a second clean just repeat the process until you're happy. When drying canvas shoes, dab and twist with a towel to help lift any stains and to better dry the canvas.
Let your sneakers rest until they're completely dry - never leave them in direct heat when drying.
#4 Protect them
After you given your freshly cleaned kicks some time to naturally dry (never put them in direct heat as it may cause warping), lay down a clean towel to put your shoes on, and then give those sneakers a liberal spray with Jason Markk Repel Continuous Spray or Crep Protect, ensuring to coat every part of the shoes. Be clear to follow the instructions on the bottle for the recommended distance when spraying. Once the first coat is dry, hit them with another thorough spray for that extra protection.
#5 Store them
For those super valuable kicks it's always best to have a plan when it comes to storing them when you're not wearing them. A good method is to insert tumble dryer fabric sheets into the insides of your shoes to help draw out any moisture, an added plus is that they will deodorize them at the same time – this is extra handy if you prefer wearing your sneakers without any socks. For extra freshness try some Crep Pills. The ideal way to keep your sneakers minty fresh is to keep them stored in their original box, and pop them into a dust bag if you want to go the extra measure. You could even take a photo of your shoes and attach them to the outside of the box for reference if you don't expect to be wearing them again any time soon.
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