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Sneaker cleaning guide

Polishing time:

10-15 minutes




Anyone that ever wore a pair of white sneakers probably has at least once wondered how they can make sure that their sneakers stay nicely white and fresh. In this guide we explain step by step how we like to maintain our sneakers, but we start explaining how to clean them up.

Step 1.


Thoroughly brush your shoes with a brush to remove any loose dirt and dust off the shoes. Begin by applying your favourite sneaker cleaner to your sneakers. We prefer Saphir Médaille d'Or Foam Cleaner since it is ready to use. Use a brush and/or cloth to distribute the cleaner over your sneakers. We like to use a mildly moist synthetic brush to clean the upper of our synthetic sneakers and a cloth for the soles. Afterwards rinse off the sneaker cleaner with water. Make sure that you rinse off all the cleaner before setting your sneakers away to dry. Do not place your sneakers on a heat source such as a radiator since this can cause the material of your sneakers to dry out. Your sneakers should look quite a lot better after this first step. If not please feel free to repeat this step again.

You can also clean suede sneakers this way, but please note that suede sneakers are sometimes notorious for bleeding colour due to the poor quality suede used on these sneakers.

Step 2.


After you have thoroughly cleaned your sneakers it is important to protect them against dirt and water. For that we use Saphir Médaille d'Or natural protector spray or Tarrago protector spray. With either of these sneaker protector sprays you protect and waterproof your sneakers so that dirt does not get the chance to attach itself to the material of your sneakers.

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