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How to Clean Your Nike Shoes

How to Clean Your Nike Shoes

Once your leather uppers starts looking dingy, and when the toe box gets wrinkled and creased, they are due for a cleaning.

These are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Shoe cleanser
  • A soft-bristled toothbrush or shoe brush
  • Cool, clean water
  • A couple of clean towels
  • Balled up socks or Shoe Trees

If you are trying to clean out scraps and scuffs, you will need to use leather shoe cleaner.

Step 1: Wipe off any loose dirt

Use a clean towel to gently wipe off any loose dirt. Be careful not to be too ruff, just gently wipe off loose dirt.

Step 2: Remove the laces from your sneakers

Laces are cleaned separately, so for now, jut remove them completely from the shoe.

Step 3: Scrub the shoes

Use your favorite show cleaner, follow the instructions on the bottle and start scrubbing your sneakers. Start at the toe and work your way back to the heel. Don’t worry about being gentle. Treated leather (like on a pair of Air Force Ones) is a lot more resilient than a material like suede or nubuck, which is apt to lose its finish or get even worse stains from a vigorous rub down. Not the case here. You should be scrubbing hard enough that your Nikes get nice and frothy.

Not sure your Nikes are made of treated leather?Here is a quick “water test” you can use to find out.

  • Drip a little bit of water onto part of the shoe.
  • Watch the water. Does it stay beaded up or does it soak in? If it soaks in after a few seconds, the leather isn’t treated and you’ll want to scoot on down to the instructions for cleaning suede Nikes.
  • If the drops stay beaded up on the surface, you’ve got a treated leather on your hands.

Step 4: Wipe away the dirty cleaner from your shoes

Do not rinse your shoes under water, use a clean, damp towel to wipe away the soiled soap. Repeat steps three and four until your shoes are totally clean.

Step 5: Let your shoes air dry

If your shoes end up a little damp, leave them out to air dry. You shouldn’t use so much water that your shoes get soaked, but they can end up a little wet. Leave them out where air they can dry out and do not wear until they are completely dry.

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