Designer-sneakers are now highly coveted by many around the world. And whilst you try to get your hands on those sleek kicks, think about how to care for them too!
As we tread along the streets with those fresh new kicks, there’s absolutely no guarantee that they aren’t going to get the scuffing, dust and dirt, as well as discolouration as you wear them more.
So, here're some simple 1-2-3 that we can all start taking note of.
Whether it’s new or old, your sneakers deserve a clean once you wear them. Make sure you use a microfibre cloth because its split fibres will allow it to hook onto dust and dirt much better than normal cloths. Simply dip your microfibre loth in lukewarm water and wipe any stains, dust or dirt off your sneakers. When cleaning, remember to remove laces. Note: If your sneaker is of suede or nubuck material, use a suede brush to get ride of dust and dirt instead of water.
Many of us probably wouldn’t give the shoelaces much thought. But did you know that by giving your sneakers a pair of new laces, and taking the old ones out for a good warm water soaking could do lots of wonder?
Storing the sneakers will not only prevent dust build-up but also avoid direct-sunlight exposure. You can either keep them in their original box or a shoe bag. Remember to air them regular as moisture can be a big problem to smell and also creating that yellow hue to the white soles (if you have them).
There’re also 3 “No’s” when it comes to sneaker care.
So, good luck to that pair of new sneakers!