Tips For Keeping Your Men's Sneakers White!

Did you recently purchase a pair of white men's sneakers? We bet they looked good and added sophistication to everything, and you're over the moon with joy. White men's sneakers are a timeless wardrobe staple in almost every shoe lover's collection because they work well with any outfit, even suits!


So, head to Olympus stores now; The iconic has a wide range of running shoes from your favourite fitness brands, including limited edition collections and collaborations. Look for streamlined silhouettes and minimalist designs.


If you're after a comfortable yet classic choice for the office, opt for a leather lace-up design. Our white sneakers are perfect for a white shirt, jeans, jacket, etc. These running shoes are the favourite brands' shoes of men and women because of the style and colours that offer you a stylish edge.


Likewise, other brands, Adidas men's sneakers, Adidas originals, polo ralph Lauren, new balance, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, puma, converse, etc., are trending and popular in other countries. So, what are you waiting for? Shop now!


Sign up and choose your favourite brand of shoe, colours, and style that is comfortable on your feet. The price is very affordable. Search our page online; new sign-ups can avail of free delivery with the above minimum order.


Is your cart empty? Collect your favourite brands' shoes, then add this to your wishlist. Until you realize they are magnets for dirt. You look out your window and notice grey slush and monster puddles everywhere. What would happen to your white, pristine men's sneakers now? While you can avoid them sometimes, you can't keep your shoes safe from scuff marks, grimy laces, discolouring, and sole streaks forever.


You must set aside time to clean and maintain your men's sneakers, just like you would for anything of value to you. We at Olympus would like to help make white shoe maintenance easier for you, so we gathered some tips.


Read on for our pointers.


1. Protect at the Onset


Use shoe protection on your white men's sneakers upon unboxing. Look for protectors in spray form that create an invisible coating that shields them from liquids, stains, and dirt. It should repel liquids and is safe to use on the material of your men's sneakers. Constant reapplication every two weeks is a must!


2. Proper Storage


Store all your men's sneakers, white or not, in shoe bags, boxes, or shoe closets if you have the budget. Leaving them lying around makes them an easy target for microscopic dust and dirt floating everywhere. These dust particles accumulate over time on the materials of your men's sneakers, especially knit, suede, and mesh, which eventually change how your shoes look.


Also, it's best to store your men's sneakers away from direct sunlight because they can have yellow-white rubber soles.


3. Brush Lightly


A common misconception when cleaning shoes is to brush them vigorously. But doing so will loosen textiles and give your men's sneakers a worn-out appearance, especially for knit, mesh, and canvas shoes.

Go for a medium-bristle shoe brush (or an old toothbrush) and brush them quickly and lightly.


It works with cleaning agents to go deeper inside your men's sneakers without harming the fabric.


4. Choose Your Cleaners Wisely


Water-based cleaners are less harmful than chemical-based ones and pose less risk to all materials. For example, when used with lukewarm water, an all-purpose water-based cleanser should remove most stains on your men's sneakers. Alternatively, you can mix your cleaners when you don't have one handy at home.


Ingredients for homemade cleaner perfect for men's sneakers include toothpaste, a dash of baking soda, lukewarm water, and a toothbrush.


5. Clean Your Laces Separately


We may have failed to mention earlier, but when cleaning your white men's sneakers, remove the laces, and you can dunk them directly into the washing machine. It's up to you because you can also hand wash if you prefer to. However, if the dirt is persistent, let the laces of your men's sneakers soak in a bowl of dish soap, baking soda, and a dash of bleach.


Continue doing it for a couple of minutes until you notice the dirt coming off. Rinse the laces in warm water and leave them to air dry. Another trick, a bit on the lazy side, is to replace your old laces with new ones.


It's like breathing a new life into your shoes. But, again, you can check the Olympus accessories page for a pair.


6. Magic Erasers Do the Trick


Using a magic eraser to remove scuffs from your white men's sneakers can take so much dirt off. First, dip the eraser into a cup of water, then buff away any stains to remove black scuffs. Then use a damp cloth to clean the shoes.


Avoid rubbing the eraser on coloured leather to avoid ruining the dye.


7. Toothpaste Can Whiten


Teeth are not the only things toothpaste can whiten. But, unfortunately, the same product that polishes and makes your teeth shine can make stubborn outsoles sparkle. So instead, buy non-gel white toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide.


We insist you use white toothpaste because coloured can stain your men's sneakers. So instead, use an old toothbrush to scrub your soles, then wipe them clean with a moist cloth.


8. White Shoe Polish to Keep Them White


We clean our faces and layer them with creams and moisturizers to keep them looking young and nourished. After completing all the steps, repeat the process on your men's sneakers by adding white shoe polish.


With a cotton cloth, work the polish into the leather; let it set for a few minutes, and then buff it out (or, if you're feeling fancy, use a shoe brush).


Material-Specific Cleaning Tips


1. Canvas


For white men's sneakers made of canvas material, brush them with cleaner mixed with lukewarm water and leave them out to air dry.

Again, if you have no access to a cleaner, use a DIY cleaning paste made from baking soda and an equal amount of water and hydrogen peroxide.

Apply the mixture to your shoes with a brush and leave them for four hours.


Since the mixture will have hardened, you can shake off any remaining lumps on your men's sneakers and remove the residue with a soft cloth or piece of paper.


2. Mesh


Avoid using bleach because it can damage mesh, a sensitive fabric.

We suggest using a shoe cleaner or a small amount of mild dish soap diluted in warm water. Then, gently scrub your soiled men's sneakers with the cleanser.


When you're through, wash your shoes in cold water. If the discolouration persists, try spraying the area with white vinegar and allowing it to air dry for about an hour in the sun.


3. Leather


The toothpaste method we mentioned earlier works perfectly with white leather men's sneakers. The three main products you need are all household items: toothbrush, toothpaste, and warm water.

Remove any stains and grime with gentle scrubbing.


Love 'Em but Learn to Let Go!


So, what are you waiting for? Find a store and choose a collection of shoes, whether Adidas men's sneakers, Adidas Originals, Polo Ralph Lauren, New Balance, Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Reebok, etc., but most importantly, give comfort on your feet. Who wouldn't love their white men's sneakers? They are stylish, fashionable, and versatile. We taught you all that you need to know to keep them clean.


However, if you can't get them clean enough to your liking, maybe it's time to get yourself a new pair of white men's sneakers from Olympus. Head to our online store or the stockist nearest you.


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