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Fortunately, white sneakers or trainers are a major trend once more for both men and women, but keeping them pristine can be a challenge. There had been a few tricks all over the internet about keeping white sneakers white, but today, i’ll be sharing with you that trick that actually worked for me.

1. Chuck your Sneakers in the washing machine

Don’t be afraid to toss non-leather sneakers, like Converse Chuck Taylors, into the washing machine on a cold or gentle rinse cycle to work out the dirt. Dodge the dryer, though — just place them in the sun with crumpled paper inside to speed up the process. You could also spread some white tissue paper on the pair of shoe, putting it under a less harsh sunlight. This will also help a great deal to retain the colour. There’s also nothing wrong with exposing your Converse a bit of dish-washing detergent and warm water in the sink — it’s designed to break down grease, after all.

2. Whitens your teeth . . . and your sneakers

Be as rough as you like on your sneaker kicks with a tube of classic Colgate white toothpaste (not the coloured gel type), which you need to really work into the fabric with a toothbrush, some water, and plenty of elbow grease. Wipe away the dirt and the soapy lather with a damp towel, and repeat until your shoes are as white as you want it.

3. Nail it

I added a white leather sneaker to my shoe collection recently, if you have one, you sure know that they are more likely to get stained than on-leather sneakers. However, ff your white leather sneakers have an unsightly blemish you’d like to conceal, buy some white nail polish — a subtle touch-up does the trick beautifully.