‘Come out looking brand new!’ Mrs. Hinch fans submit their best cleaning tips for white sneakers.
As the summer draws to a close, white trainers are relegated to the back of the closet until the following year. Mrs Hinch’s fans have given the easiest approach to get the shoes looking gleaming white for people who want to clean them.
White sneakers are a summer fashion must-have, but keeping them clean and free of stains may be difficult. Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, has an army of followers who are willing to share the best products and methods for keeping white trainers looking new.
Someone sought for help with their white trainers in one cleaning fan group after failing to clean them.
“Would anyone be able to assist me with these trainers, please?” the comment said. Overnight, I soaked them in water and dishwashing powder.
“Then throw them in the laundry, but they don’t seem to have been cleaned at all.
“They’re still drying in the attached photo, but they’re mucky as you can see.
“There was a little improvement in that all of the plastic is clean, but my primary issue is the fabric tongue.”
Many users responded with product recommendations and helpful hints.
“I just hold the shoe in one hand and sponge with the other,” someone wrote. “I always do mine with a dish of warm water and a cap or two of Milton (I don’t use the cheaper sterilising fluids) I simply hold the shoe in one hand and sponge with the other.”
“After that, they’re washed at 40 degrees with other whites. ONLY WHITES should be used, and one cap should be added to the wash along with your regular detergents. Also, please only utilize Milton products.”
Wilko sells Milton Sterilising Fluid for £1 for one litre.
Another person suggested, “Elbow grease soap bar got mine back to white.”
“Elbow grease and scrub with a nail brush, then wash as usual in the machine…dry outside in the sun not on a radiator as they’ll get yellow,” said a third.
Elbow Grease is offered on Amazon in the All Purpose Paste Cleaner and the All Purpose Kitchen Laundry Household Cleaner Spray.
“A mixture of white vinegar and dishwashing liquid brush One cleaning enthusiast commented, “I used a toothbrush, then the washing machine.”
“I washed mine in the washing machine with bleach and they come out,” someone person said. “Brinkwire Summary News.”