Clean White Converse
It seems everyone already knew about my obsession with white tshirts. But did you guys know about my WHITE SHOES?!
I have 6 pairs: two pairs of Keds (here’s one), United Nude Eamz, Zara sandals, Birkenstock Gizeh sandals, and the classic: Converse chucks.
Matthew bought these for me way way way back when so they are pretty old. Which also means they are DIRTY.
I usually just toss my Keds into the washer. Since my Converse have never been cleaned, regular washing didn’t work. And I don’t wear them often enough to justify a new pair.
So I tried something different.
What was the solution? Bleach! JK. Bleach did NOTHING. It was our savior, OXI-CLEAN!
I was disappointed it didn’t have that “dip in, dip out” action from the infomercial. But by soaking them for ~20hrs and then tossing into the wash with detergent and more Oxi-Clean, MIRACLES HAPPEN!
- Fill bucket with warm to hot water. (Enough to cover shoes)
- Measure to 6 levels of Oxi-Clean. Dissolve in water.
- Soak shoes in bucket. (Preferably at least 6 hrs)
- Wash shoes in washer with warm to hot water.
- MAGIC! Whiter shoes 😀
Sadly my shoelaces couldn’t handle all the action and I had to replace them 😦
TIP #1: Don’t wash shoelaces in a washing machine without a delicates bag.
TIP #2: Oxi-Clean is not safe on metals. The eyelets on my Converse were slightly… rusty? But still functional nonetheless.
I hope this was helpful for fellow white-shoe wearers!