The "sneakerhead" culture is a multibillion-dollar industry. It has grown to the point where there are people who purchase sneakers primarily on how they look and not how they feel or how well they fit. The reason behind this may be because owning a rare or limited shoe provides bragging rights and social status among other sneakerheads. But if you are thinking of adding more sneakers to your collection, then you should know the proper way to care for them so that your footwear lasts for years and in the best shape possible.
The steps outlined below show sneaker care 101 for all types of shoes, regardless of terrain or sport:
1. Inspect Your Shoes - Once you take off your shoes, examine them carefully before putting them away in their designated spot (e.g., closet). If there is wear and tear that is not normally found on an item when it has been used for an extended period, then it would be wise to have it repaired by
2. The first part of caring for your shoes is simple. Take a cotton cloth and use it to clean the outside of your shoes. If they are white, you may want to use bleach on them as well to make them extra shiny.
3 Sneakers should be cleaned regularly to avoid stains, keep them smelling fresh and maintain the overall quality of the shoe. The best way to clean sneakers is by using a gentle soap, warm water and a stiff-bristled brush.
4. You'll need a toothbrush or other small brush and either soap or a shampoo that is designed for leather products. You'll want to dip the toothbrush in water to wet it before scrubbing away any dirt or debris from the interior of your shoes with soap or shampoo.
5. Do not wear your shoes in wet conditions - this can cause bacteria to grow that is difficult to get rid of, leading to smelly shoes and unpleasant odors.