How To Clean Dirty White Shoes

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Image by Faith Chappelle via YouTube


White shoes are hard to maintain it’s all-white color because it’s easy for someone to step on them or step on things in general. Faith Chapelle on YouTube shows how to easily clean dirty white shows like brand new again. Personally, I love white shoes a little dirty because super white shoes look too clean. I know that sounds weird, but I don’t like them super dirty either. It’s nice to clean your white shoes once in a while before it gets out of control. My friend never cleans her white shoes and she wants to throw them out at this point since they are so dirty.



  • toothpaste
  • OxiClean max force spray
  • OxiClean powder
  • laundry detergent
  • bleach
  • a toothbrush or something with a brush
  • bucket
  • laundry net bag


First, fill up your bathtub, sink, or bucket with warm water. Add laundry detergent to the water, and remove the laces from the shoe. Let one of the shoes soak when working on the other. Take the toothpaste, put it on the shoe, and scrub it in. Dip it water if it gets dry, and spray with Oxiclean spray. Repeat the steps.

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Image by Faith Chappelle via YouTube


Next, fill up your bucket with hot water and add the Oxiclean powder and bleach in there. Submerge the shoes and laces in the bucket for 6 hours. Continue to watch Faith Chapelle tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Image by Faith Chappelle via YouTube

Overall, this is a process to clean dirty white shoes, but most of these products I have at home for laundry. Besides, you don’t need all of these products to clean your white shoes. Honestly, laundry detergent and lots of scrubbing clean off my white shoes when I’ve cleaned them before. It depends on how dirty your white shoes are too for how long it will take.

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