How to Clean Bottom of Shoes to Look New? (5 DIY Methods)

How to Clean Bottom of Shoes to Look New

Love to know how to clean bottom of shoes to look new? Will explain it here.

But before that, here is an introduction about the topic.

Do you know that when you make your appearance, the first thing that many people notice is not your outfit but the shoes?

So, a pair of clean shoes clearly represents your style and personality. Also, what if you want to change your recently bought pair of shoes, which have been already worn, for a new pair?

Here comes the trouble; the bottoms of such shoes don’t look the same as they bought, THEY ARE DIRTY!

5 Methods of How to Clean Bottom of Shoes to Look New

Here’s our guide to get rid of that trouble. There are few proven ways to clean bottom of shoes to look NEW!

Note: Don’t forget it that, for different types of shoes cleaning method would be different.

#1 Washing Powder with Baking Soda Method

This method can be used to clean your shoe sole effectively.

  1. Get rid of the loose dirt by slapping the shoes on the ground
  2. Use a key or a knife to scrap the mud out
  3. Scrub the rubber area of the shoe using a dry brush (tooth brush is a good option)
  4. Get a tablespoon of baking soda and washing powder, then mix them well (The washing powder should not contain bleaching agents)
  5. Scrub your solution ,using a brush, in the dirty place in circular motions
  6. Once the scrubbing is completed, use a wet, clean cloth to wipe away the solution
  7. Wipe the shoes with a dry towel
  8. Repeat the process to get rid of the residues

#2 Nail Polish Remover Method

This method can be effectively used to clean your white shoe sole, but can’t be used to remove mud or colored fabric.

  1. Take a cotton ball
  2. Soak the cotton ball with nail polish
  3. Apply and scrub the solution well, covering the dirty area
  4. Use a clean cotton ball to scrub away the nail polish
  5. Repeat the process to get rid of the residues

#3 Toothpaste Method

  1. Get rid of the loose dirt by slapping the shoes on the ground
  2. Use a key or a knife to scrap the mud out
  3. Scrub the rubber area of the shoe using a dry brush (tooth brush is a good option)
  4. Take white toothpaste onto a clean tooth brush, apply and scrub it all over the sole thoroughly
  5. Wipe out the paste with a clean cloth
  6.  Repeat the process to get rid of the residues

#4 Vinegar Method

  1. Clean up the loose dirt as discussed above
  2. Soak a clean cloth with some vinegar
  3. Rub the sole and the dirty areas to get rid of the dirt and stains
  4. Once done, wipe the solution away with a clean, wet cloth
  5. Let the shoe dry naturally
  6. Repeat the process to get rid of the residues

#5 Warm Water with Dish Wash Detergent Method

  1. Take a bucket that fits well with the shoes (Note: the bucket should be big enough not to leave any bend or fold in the shoes)
  2. Clean up the loose dirt as discussed above, as much as possible
  3. Use lukewarm water to fill the bucket
  4. Add two table spoons of dish wash detergent to the water and mix well
  5. Soak only the shoe sole and let it be there for at least 15 minutes
  6. Once done, take the shoe out and clean the sole with a clean, dry cloth
  7. Let it dry

Verdict

Sometimes you might have purchased the wrong pair of shoes and recognized that after spending the day wearing them. In such case, you may have to return the product. To return it without any issue, your footwear has to be clean. We hope that our “5 Easy Methods of How to Clean Bottom of Shoes to Look New” helps you to resolve your problem.

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