How do the white bits on your shoes get so dirty? We don’t know. But we do know how to clean white sneaker and bands like a boss.
How do you know you’re looking at a Singaporean’s shoe stash? Well, you’ll find more sneakers than high heels and dress shoes of course. We’ve already dropped our guide to finding the best sneakers in town and y’all know we’ve got a thing for white kicks. And before you start daydreaming about your precious sneakers (All-Star hoarder much?), we’re about to blow your sneakerhead with a life hack.
Doesn’t matter how careful you are, you will somehow end up with nasty scuff marks on those clean white bits and bands on your sneakers. It’s one those annoying things in life that we need to come to terms with, like fingerprint smudges on spectacles. After trying out many ways to get rid of scuff marks, we’ve found the easiest way to clean them your sneakers and running shoes with minimum effort.
For smaller scuffs
Brand new shoes and you already see a random smudge? Reach into your bag and whip out your trusty hand sanitizer, higher the alcohol content the better. Slather it over the smudge and scrub gently with a old toothbrush. Wipe it off with a rag cloth. Boo-ya, it’s gone!
For nasty AF scuffs
Gee, can’t find the white band on your sneaker because it’s that dirty? We feel you, and no, the hand sanitizer trick won’t work so easily. Instead, grab the nearest isopropyl alcohol/rubbing alcohol bottle, a rag cloth and gloves if you’re worried about drying out your hands. We used a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution and never looked back. Dab some on the rag, slightly scrub and marvel at the sorcery!