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Make Your Old Sneakers Look New


Sneakers can look grimy pretty quickly. If you don’t want to toss your Chuck Taylors into the wash, here’s what to do…

• To clean the rubber tips of your Converse (or Converse-like) shoes, use rubbing alcohol. Just lightly soak a heavy cloth and rub away at the grime. Or, you can do what this guy does…

• After wiping the debris off your white leather or canvas sneakers with a soapy rag, give them a rub down with a sponge or rag dampened with some lemon juice. (Pulp-free juice from the bottle is the easiest to use.) The lemon-juice rub will also brighten up colored canvas. Wipe the sneakers clean. Air dry.

• To help your sneakers stay cleaner longer, give them the once-over with spray starch. It will help them resist future dirt and grime.

More footwear wisdom…

• Stop Walking Germs Through Your Home

• No More Foot Blisters

• Take Your Old Shoes Shopping

Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: July 27, 2015 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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