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How to care for your white sneakers?

Looking around the TANGS office we notice that a trend has taken over us completely, white sneakers are all the rage right now! Taking to the streets we noticed that some white sneakers are pristinely white while others are filled with stains or totally washed out yellow. That got us thinking, if you own a pair of white Adidas Stan Smith you’ll definitely want to make sure they remain as pure as snow!  So just how should we go about keeping white sneakers white? Do we wash them more frequently? Watch where we step? Throw them out and buy new ones?

Here are some tips from the avid white sneaker lovers around the TANGS office!

VAMPIRE TREATMENT
White sneakers will turn yellow
when you leave them out in the
sun! So keep them indoors
whenever possible.


Sneaker Material:
Canvas, Leather, Rubber & Cloth

 PAINT THEM OVER
 If you see a scratch or a small mark
 that you want to remove, just use a
 trusty bottle of white nail polish or
 shoe whitener to paint over them.


 Sneaker Material:
 Canvas & Cloth

 REGULAR CHECKS
 Regular spot checks and cleaning  
 will ensure that stains and dirt are
 removed before they become
 permanent.


 Sneaker Material:
 Canvas, Leather & Cloth

WIPE. WIPE. WIPE.
Recommend that you keep some
sneaker wipes at work at home even
at your other half’s home, just in
case you stain them on your journey
there.


Sneaker Material:
Canvas, Leather, Rubber, Cloth

 OLD SCHOOL REMEDIES
 Baking soda, hydrogen peroxide
 warm water and an old toothbrush.
 Mix well and scrub away. Works
 best on canvas sneakers.


 Sneaker Material:
 Canvas, Rubber, Cloth

 YELLOW DIRTY FELLOW
 Equal parts Baking soda, warm
 water and 3 parts white vinegar,
 mix till it becomes a paste and you
 can dab it on with a soft sponge.


 Sneaker Material:
 Canvas, Leather, Rubber, Cloth

If it all sounds too complicated, check out new in at TANGS, Sneaker Lab. The name may sound like it specialises only in sneakers, but rest assured they have something for every type of sneaker. For everyday use, try out Sneaker Cleaner and Sneaker Protector. Sneaker Cleaner is tough on stains for all materials including suede while Sneaker Protector is a water based coating where you coat your sneakers to enable them to look brand new for a longer period of time. At $12.90 a bottle, it's definitely worth giving them the time of day!

What are you waiting for, hop on the white sneaker bandwagon today!