He never fails. As soon as you buy your toddler – or your big kids – a new pair of sneakers, dirt seems to gravitate towards their new insteps like a magnet. Your children will most likely go through dozens of shoes throughout the school year. And since small sizes don’t mean small prices, some parents may find it difficult to buy new shoes every month. Dirt, mud, puddles, and food spills can turn your little one’s sneakers into sticky, stinky dirt.
So why not stock up on essentials to keep your sneakers clean?
For everyday dirt, scuffs and stains, there are plenty of cleaning products available for all types of sneakers. One of the parents’ favorite tricks is to soak the sneakers in a tub with OxiClean overnight. We found several products with positive reviews on Amazon available to clean sneakers. Scroll for some of our favorites.
Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaning Kit 8 oz. Bottled fabric cleaner for leather, white and nubuck sneakers $18.97
This Amazon bestseller is the ORIGINAL shoe cleaning system. Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaner has been around since 1985, and the ideal formula is the #1 choice for sneakers and shoes. Whether you’re a sneaker collector or just want to clean your shoes to give them a professional new look. Perfect for all washable materials i.e. leathers, vinyl, nubuck, suede, canvas, fabric and more. Since its non-toxic, there are endless uses and due to the fact that it is a concentrate, a small amount (size of a dime) goes a long way.
Rave Review: It got great reviews, but I’m still amazed at how well this product performed! I’m an engineer and I work in a car engine manufacturing plant (think lots of oil and dirt on the floors) so after a very short time my shoes look dull and dirty. I had already tried to clean my Hokas with many products but nothing seemed to work. I ordered this product because it had good reviews, but I was still shocked at the difference. If you’re on the fence, buy it!
Factory Lace Up Shoe Cleaning Sneaker Kit $29.74 (Limited Offer)
This premium, all-natural sneaker kit helps all kicks return to their new state. This shoe care kit is packaged to provide a pure all-in-one sneaker cleaning experience. Completely safe to use on most types of footwear which include: canvas, mesh, vinyl, leather, rubber, cotton, plastic, knit/prime-knit, and more. The kit includes a specific suede brush to clean all those nubuck, suede and other sensitive materials. The medium cleaning brush is the most popular bristles that are delicate enough not to damage sensitive shoe material, yet strong and durable enough to remove stains and sand from your shoes.
Rave Review: This package was actually a very good buy. The Shoe Cleaning Kit is a godsend for everything you get. I was looking to buy shoe deodorant for my shoes and shoe cleaner separately and saw this and it had it all. I was skeptical at first because of the price of the cleaning kit, but to my amazement it worked great. What really surprised me was the quality of the cleanser. It did a great job removing dirt from my Yeezys and Jordans.
Shoe MGK shoe cleaning kit $23.95
The Shoe MGK Mini Clean & Protect Kit is the perfect choice to keep your shoes looking their best. These 4 oz. the bottles are also good to keep in your car or bag for cleaning on the go. Shoe MGK Cleaner & Conditioner is specially formulated to effectively clean and extend the life of all types of footwear. It removes grass stains, oil, grease, grime, blood, red clay, some inks and paints, stains, etc. Shoe MGK Cleaner & Conditioner is derived from all natural ingredients.
Rave Review: I used these to clean an old pair of basketballs that one of my roommates used to mow the lawn. They are foam composites so I was sure they were ruined forever. I ordered my kit to clean another pair of shoes, but decided to try it anyway. I am blown away! I never thought these would be clean again. I highly recommend this product! They now have a customer for life. I can’t wait to try it on all my other shoes! Incredible product!
TriNova shoe cleaner set $15.97
Instead of wiping your shoes with an old rag, use a premium brush to remove dirt from every nook and cranny of your favorite shoes.
Rave Review: This product completely cleaned my white cloth adidas shoes which had black streaks to keep them from stepping on them. I would like to take before and after pictures to show that it actually works. Don’t waste your money on other shoe cleaners that didn’t work like me, save the hassle and buy this one if you need a miracle.
Gold Standard Premium Shoe Cleaning Kit $16.45
Enjoy a simple, non-toxic solution that removes dirt and brings out the in-store brightness that first caught your eye. Your hidden weapon in the shoe game is your Gold Standard sneaker cleaning kit for cleaning white shoes. The Gold Standard Premium Shoe Cleaning Kit water-based athletic shoe cleaning solution contains all-natural ingredients and 0 harmful chemicals. Enjoy the white tennis sneakers detox without side effects.
Rave Review: I decided to give it a try because the shoe cleaner we normally use was out of stock everywhere. My roommate and I used these on our running shoes and it removed every bit of dirt and grime especially with her converse on the pesky white trim around the bottom both of our shoes look brand new and the brush was soft but firm enough not to leave any scratches. Good product!
Ashley Dill covers the online shopping industry, writing about commerce. She can be reached at [email protected].
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