The 5-Step Guide to Keeping Your Adidas Shoes in Brand-New Condition
If you’re like most people, you have high-quality Adidas shoes that you’d love to wear again and again, but the problem is that they seem to get dirty after just one wear, no matter how hard you try to keep them clean. However, there are some simple steps that you can take to clean your Adidas shoes and restore them back to their original state. With these tips and tricks, your shoes will be back in tip-top shape in no time!
Step 1: Check if your sneaker model needs special care
Not all sneakers need special care, but if you want your pair of Adidas shoes to last longer, it’s important that you find out if they do or not. For instance, some require special cleaning methods due to sensitive materials and/or complicated construction. Check with a professional cleaner if you aren’t sure whether your model needs special treatment.
Step 2: Use a damp cloth: When it comes to cleaning your Adidas shoes, using a damp cloth is probably one of the easiest ways to get rid of dirt and dust on them without damaging their finish. Simply wipe down both sides and let them dry naturally before wearing them again.
If there are scuff marks or stains that won’t come off easily, try using an appropriate cleaner (such as rubbing alcohol) instead. Step 3: Keep them away from water: Water can damage many parts of your Adidas shoe—especially those made from leather—so it’s best to keep yours away from moisture whenever possible.
Step 2: Remove any stains with a dry cleaner
The best way to keep your sneakers looking as good as new is not to let them get dirty. Avoid mud and puddles, and remove small stains with a dry cloth or cleaning brush. Then you can use either a dry cleaner or warm water and detergent—plus a toothbrush—to remove dirt from hard-to-reach places like under the tongue of a sneaker. Finally, leave your shoes out on a paper towel for about an hour, allowing them to air out overnight if needed. (For more tips, check out How To Clean Sneakers 101.)
While it’s important to treat stains immediately, don’t overdo them. Washing sneakers too much will break down [the material], causing creases that aren’t supposed to be there, says Footwear Plus owner Dennis Nguyen. One exception? If a stinky pair of sneakers has started gathering mold or mildew. We recommend erring on the side of caution here and tossing those suckers straight into a washing machine before they start making other pairs go bad.
Step 3: Clean the insoles
If you’ve ever bought a new pair of shoes and taken them out of their box, chances are you were greeted with that brand-new shoe smell. That great scent is thanks to volatile compounds on an athletic shoe’s EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) midsoles. Unfortunately, they can also hold onto odor particles that contribute to foot stink over time.
To freshen up your feet, remove your shoes and hit them with a kitchen cleaner like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Then wipe down both sides of each insole with a damp paper towel. This should help keep your sneakers smelling fresh for longer. Just make sure to get rid of any leftover moisture before slipping back into your kicks.
There’s nothing worse than stinky, wet shoes! 6 Ways You’re Washing Sneakers Wrong Title: 6 Ways You’re Washing Sneakers Wrong…And How to Fix Them Right Now #3: Putting it in the washing machine:
Most modern washers have sensors that detect when something gets stuck in them—and those sensors often cause washing machines to malfunction when it comes to clothing made from synthetic fabrics like polyester or nylon.
Step 4: Clean the uppers
One of our personal favorite products is called Tidy Spray. It’s a cleaning product specifically designed for suede and nubuck, meaning it won’t harm or ruin any other parts of your shoes. While you have your shoes on, spray an even layer over any nubuck sections—the website recommends spraying about 10 times per shoe.
Let dry (which should take around five minutes) and then brush off with a soft toothbrush or a microfiber towel. The suede will look as good as new! Just remember: Don’t use regular leather cleaner on your nubuck; if you do, it could cause discoloration.
Also, try not to get too close to where the upper meets the sole. Doing so might damage that part of your shoe. And be sure not to wear them in wet weather conditions until they are completely dry again!
When they are ready, slip them back on and get ready for compliments from anyone who sees you wearing them. You can also use suede protector spray regularly after each time you clean your shoes by just spraying them down once every couple weeks or so—but only apply when they are completely dry again!
Step 5: Wipe Down Your Laces
It’s tempting to toss your sneakers into a shoe box or bag and forget about them, but if you want them to look as good as possible, you’ll need to wipe down their laces periodically. The oils from your hands will transfer onto your laces, causing them to look dingy over time.
The easiest way to clean a dirty pair of laces is with toothpaste. Just smear a little bit on each lace and work it into a lather before rinsing with warm water and letting them dry overnight. If you don’t feel like going through all that effort, just spray some WD-40 on your laces before stashing them away and they’ll be good as new by morning.
Toothpaste Method: Spray Laces Method (Optional) Step 4: Use a Shoe Brush: You might have heard that using an old toothbrush is one of the best ways to clean your sneakers—and you’re right! All you have to do is sprinkle some baking soda onto your brush and scrub away at any stains.
Once everything looks nice and white again, give them a quick wipe with a damp cloth to remove any excess baking soda. Baking Soda Method : (Optional) Step 3: Use Rubbing Alcohol for Stubborn Stains:
Sometimes no matter how hard we try, our shoes end up with stubborn stains on them anyway—especially if we’ve been wearing them for quite a while. This happens because dirt gets ground into our shoes when we walk around in them every day.