These simple tricks and household ingredients will make dirty shoes look (and smell) like new.
As soon as you step outside, your new pair of shoes gather dirt, scuffs, stains, and odors. The only way to keep your kicks pristine is to never wear them at all, but regular upkeep and the right cleaning techniques can keep them looking and smelling fresh for longer.
The best way to clean shoes varies depending on the material. Most footwear can be cleaned using a solution of mild dish soap and water, but certain types of shoes, including mesh sneakers and suede shoes, require special care to avoid damaging the material. We'll walk you through how to use simple household items, such as baking soda, distilled white vinegar, and a toothbrush, to remove grime and discoloration from your footwear.