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5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Sneakers White

Sneakers in all colours and shapes are invading street fashion across major cities worldwide.  Wherever you go, a classic pair of white kicks seem to reign supreme among trendy ladies. The problem with owning them is that they seem to be a magnet for stains and dirt collected on the streets regardless on how careful you avoid them. Helpling Singapore has turned to fashion experts, styleXstyle on how to keep your new kicks looking (and smelling) new.

#1 Treat your shoes

It’s important to treat your new shoes with a stain and water repellent. Using a protective spray like Scotchgard will keep your canvas and leather sneakers looking new for a long time. Sprays made for specific materials like suede or even leather are easily available.

#2 Use baby wipes

Every time you get home, wipe your shoes down with alcohol-free baby wipes. This simple treatment will maintain their sheen and target fresh stains that would be tougher to remove over time. Might be a tad tedious but hey, it’s cheap and efficient.

#3 Do not bleach

While cleaning white laces with bleach might work, bleach damages the fibres in the fabric. Instead, soak them in a much milder combination of water and detergent. This method works for coloured laces too.

#4 Do spot cleaning

It might be tempting to throw your shoes into the washing machine, but that could tear and further discolour them. Use a cleaning agent and shoe-cleaning brush (or even a toothbrush) to gently scrub out blemishes or stains instead.

#5 Keep your shoes indoors

The bane of sneaker-heads everywhere, yellowed rubber soles can be caused by direct sun damage. Avoid this by keeping your shoes indoors and out of the sunlight. You can also spot-clean the rubber in hard-to-reach areas with a brush, water and mild soap.

About styleXstyle
styleXstyle is a fashion website created for discerning fashion lovers, beauty-philes and anyone who’s looking for style inspiration. We welcome you to our events and parties, and invite you to be a part of our campaigns. We also have our own styleXstyle TV so you can see it all up close and in action.
In addition to bringing you a meticulously curated collection of fashion and beauty news daily, we also show you the hottest looks and how/where to get them. More than that, we are also constantly on the look-out for the coolest, most stylish and inspiring people — designers, celebrities, bloggers, tastemakers, style influencers.
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