I have allowed my converse to get pretty dirty, but I actually like mine not too white. Too white and too pristine means too perfect for my taste.
Enough of the grungy looking sneaks, here is my first time hand washing them,
second time washing them.
I used three items: Espro Sports Cleaner, Detergent and bleach with water (1 part bleach 3 parts water) and an old toothbrush.
Step 1 - Soak the shoe with with Espro Sports Cleaner
I was given this bottle to test a while ago and have been using it for my running clothes, my kids karate clothes and it works like a charm for deep cleaning and removing odors and guarding your clothes from future odor with its odor guard. This stuff is a definite keeper! You can purchase this product at Walmart, Sam’s Club, or purchase it online here.
Step 2: Detergent with water
Step 3: Bleach (1 part bleach, 3 parts water)
How the shoe looked before. I know they don’t look dirty but they were pretty filthy!
The toothbrush is perfect for helping to get out the stubborn stains.
After I did the three steps, I tossed the shoes into the washing machine on cold and let them air dry.
Be sure to remove the shoe laces before washing the shoes. I removed them and placed them in a container to soak with detergent and bleach. They soaked overnight (I fell asleep).
Results below - even after wearing them for two days straight. I forgot to take an immediate picture after washing them.
There you go…back to WHITE! Now to get them dirty again. :-)