8 Hacks to Keep Your White Sneakers Clean

It's beyond clear at this point that fashion girls are obsessed with white sneakers. But one infrequently discussed aspect of these on-trend wardrobe staples is just how to clean white shoes and keep them so fresh. After all, one quick trip to the coffee shop could result in a number of mud-, dirt-, or oil-centric disasters. Yet celebrities, bloggers, fashion editors, and everyone in between always seem to sport only the whitest of white sneaks.

How do they clean their white shoes to keep them in such pristine condition? We did a bit of digging to come up with some super-helpful tricks to keep those babies sparkling long after you've made the initial purchase. While some of these hacks are straightforward, like cleaning the white laces in warm water, some of the other tips you'll find here genuinely surprised us, too. How to (really) clean your white sneakers is no longer a mystery.

1. Use White Nail Polish to Cover Scratches

2. Use a Magic Eraser, Shoe Cleanser, or Just a Rag Dipped in Vinegar to Spot-Clean Stains and Blemishes

3. Use a Toothbrush or Shoe Brush to Get Hard-to-Reach Areas

4. Cleanse White Laces By Rinsing Them With Warm Water

5. After You're Done Cleaning, Stuff the Shoes With Paper Towels to Speed Up the Drying Process

6. Use Gentle Shampoo on Any Oil Stains

7. Always Store Them Indoors to Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure

8. Make Sure Bleach Is Diluted and Use Small Quantities

With these hacks in your back pocket, go forth fearlessly in your white sneakers. Because now you'll always know how to keep them in mint condition.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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