Running shoes are all the fashion rage
these days, and, interestingly enough, white soled running shoes
are pretty darn fashionable. The issue is white soled running shoes
get dirty really quick and can be a bit of a challenge to take care of.
So, in order to get your running shoes in Jerry Seinfeld condition,
I’m going to show you a few quick and easy cleaning tips on how
you can bring your shoes back to looking beautiful. ♪ [music] ♪ Everybody wants
to know how to clean their running shoes,
and I get this question a lot. I would love to give you a one size fits
all answer, but unfortunately because not all shoes, shoe materials, and shoe
manufacturers are created equal, there’s not one easy answer.
But what I can do is give you a couple of good pointers
or starting places so that you can get your shoes
as clean as possible. ♪ [music] ♪ Since white soles are sexy,
[whistle] I’m going to show you exactly how to make sure
that these look amazing all the time. So these are relatively new shoes for me.
They’re not that messed up. But if you look at these, they definitely
have a little bit more wear in them. So the way to get these
absolutely clean is to make a solution of equal parts
baking soda and laundry detergent. I’m using scent free
and color free, but you can use whatever you feel good about using.
Mix that together in a bowl and then apply that to the stained area
using a cleaning toothbrush. Now you don’t need too much
product here, just enough to make sure you can start
agitating that dirt off. So rub it a few times
with the toothbrush. Then you’re going to use
a sponge, rinse it with a little bit of cold water
and pat it to dry. You should see those
stains come right off. ♪ [music] ♪ Here’s a quick little cheat for you
to keep your runners clean on the go if, for whatever reason, you don’t have
access to the actual cleaning materials I just covered.
Get yourself one of these. It’s a white eraser.
You can pick it up at an art store or an office supply store.
Don’t get a pink one or a custom shape or character.
Just this one is exactly what you need. What you’ll do, and this will work
on leather and this will work on rubber. Just find the area that’s affected,
aka a little bit dirty, and literally start erasing that stain
the same way you would erase a long division homework issue
that you have been having. I know you’re going to start carrying
one of these around in your purse or your pocket.
I carry one around in my purse, and my life has definitely
been improved ever since. ♪ [music] ♪ There’s no sense in having beautifully
clean shoes if you’re going to have really raunchy laces.
So what you can do is simply pre-treat the
dirty areas of the laces, because God knows
where these things have ended up. You can use a bit of laundry detergent,
a bit of dish detergent, a little bit of stain pre-treater.
Whatever you’ve got handy is fine. Then just find yourself a delicates bag.
Again, this is why I talk about them all the time.
You use them for absolutely everything. Throw your laces into the delicates bag.
Wash them as you normally would, and your laces will be good to go. Now, while they’re washing,
what you can do is clean the little area where the
laces go, those little holes. You can use a cleaning toothbrush
with a little bit of laundry detergent and a little bit of water.
Give then a quick scrub and then sponge dry
them and you’ll be good. ♪ [music] ♪ If you notice that your shoes
are crazy dirty because, big surprise, you’re one of the people that
actually wears running shoes because you exercise, what you
can do is let those shoes dry entirely. Then you’re going to get yourself
a cleaning toothbrush or perhaps a brush that’s a little bit bigger,
I just don’t have one handy, and you’re literally going to take
your shoe and the brush and start dry brushing that dirt off.
It’s a lot easier to deal with once it’s actually dry.
So let that all fall to the ground. Once that’s done, you’ll have a little bit
of dirt left, and you can make a solution of a teaspoon of laundry detergent
to about a cup of water. Dip your cleaning toothbrush
or a cleaning cloth or a sponge in that solution and then just lightly
start to clean the dirty areas. The idea is you don’t want
to get the shoe too, too wet. Again, some shoes really
can’t sustain any water. And then, once that’s done,
you’re going to take a clean sponge, you’re going to take some clean water,
you’re going to rinse off any of those extra suds, and then you’re going
to leave your shoe to dry. Now you’re not putting it
under artificial heat. You’re literally just letting it
air dry and do it’s thing. Now, interestingly, you can do
the same exact thing for your sock liner. If you notice that it is
a little bit on the pungent side, you can take that mixture
of laundry detergent and water, just scrub a cleaning
toothbrush in that mixture and then start cleaning the sole.
Rinse it well. Lay that flat to dry and that
should smell a lot better. And if you want to be really special,
you can sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on that
while it dries overnight. ♪ [music] ♪ Now we’ll deal with the
uncomfortable topic of foot odor, and there’s a really
easy way to get rid of it. You can make you own
foot powder, and we have a video of that which
I will link down below. This stuff I recommend using every day.
It’s super simple to use. The video explains exactly how
to use it, so definitely check that link out down there.
Just make sure that you always label your bag of foot powder because,
frankly, bags with white powder in them make people uncomfortable.
And like I always say, if you want to actually clean your shoes at home,
just check the manufacturer’s website and see what they have to say
about it, and then you can sort of use what I just said as the
guideline, combine that with what you read on the website, do your thing,
make some cleaning magic, and of course I want to see what kind
of cleaning magic you’re getting up to. So find me on Instagram.
I’m @MelissaMaker. Of course you can tag me.
The guy filming me right now and laughing at my terrible jokes,
he’s @TheChadReynolds, and we are @CleanMySpace. This week’s comment question is
for all of you people who are interested somewhat in fashion or perhaps
making fun of stupid fashion trends. Not saying this is a stupid fashion trend,
but I am curious to know: Do you think wearing running shoes with like
a pretty nice outfit is a good trend? Or do you think it’s like totally weird,
and we all look silly and ridiculous? Personally, I love the fact
that I can now get away with wearing running shoes with a
nice outfit because, you know, I don’t got to break my back
walking down a street. But I want to know what you guys think,
so let me know in the comments down below. There’s a button down there
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your journey to a cleaner life. Thanks so much for watching,
and we’ll see you next time. Welcome to the
very end of our video. This is the time where I get to throw
your attention to two very timely videos. So the first one is that DIY foot powder.
I think you’re going to love it. I’ve been using it for years,
and honestly it is fabulous. The next thing I want to show you
is the video on how to clean your TOMS or canvas shoes or Keds or Converse
or any of those types of shoes. That video is over there.
I think you’re going to love it. It’s really straightforward,
and it helps get those shoes looking brand new, kind of like
what we just did today. Thanks again and I’ll see
you guys next week.