I love to hit up garage sales every Saturday morning, love it!! Everything is pretty cheap, and if not you can try and haggle it down. I don’t even care about how cheap the stuff is, I just love the thrill of finding something I need or well, more likely want and see refashioning potential. Anyway, today I found something Beck NEEDED. New shoes that fit. Beck has nearly grown out of both of his tennies and I’ve always thought Beck could rock some “chucks”. So, when I spotted two of them at a garage sale today for a buck a piece. I couldn’t pass it up. And the dirtiness did freak me out at all. I grew up with a mom who made EVERYTHING, clothes, furniture, shoes look like new. These were just old tips I knew and now I’m passing it to you! This is how I learned to clean shoes.
bleach (I heard toothpaste too)
rag or toothbrush
1. With bleach, water (my mom uses soft scrub) and a rag carefully scrub the soles/rubber part of the shoes. Sometimes you may have to get in there with a toothbrush. Be very very careful not to touch the fabric.
2. Throw the shoelaces into the wash , if they don’t get white enough then bleach them.
3. I took out the insoles because they were nasty, and hand washed them with a scrubber of some sort (toothbrush) and soap. Then I bleached them to make them as white as possible.
4. I then had the shoelaces and insoles sit out in the sun to dry and get even more white.