Just Like New: Here’s How to Make Your Trainers White Again!

Make Your Trainers White Again

Make Your Trainers White Again

We all have that pair of shoes that takes us just about everywhere, and these Converse were those shoes for me. From baseball games to the weekend Farmer’s Market, they tread miles upon miles through heat, the sun, puddles, snow, mud, etc. You name it, these shoes have been in it. Heck, they’ve even been in my dog’s grip a few too many times.

I think the funniest thing about them is the fact that I tried to give them this “lived in” look last year. I spent good time and energy jumping into mud puddles to get these stains! Am I completely crazy for that?

White shoes are one of the best selling models of shoes around the world, but there is one small problem – their whiteness is lost very quickly. But there is a solution and a way to give them back their whiteness and brilliance! Prepare this mixture, clean shoes, and it will look like when you’ve just bought them.

You Will Need:

  • baking soda
  • a little water
  • a little vinegar

How to:
Mix all the above ingredients, pour about the same amount of water and vinegar, so that together with baking soda you get a thick paste consistency.
Dip an old toothbrush in the paste and scrub both shoes. Then rinse with warm water and let it air dry which means, let your shoes DRY INSIDE with a fan and NOT in direct sunlight.

The homemade paste is excellent for canvas, as well as for leather shoes, and those who have tried it say it takes off and stubborn and old stains.


Credit: Ethan Hey