How to clean sneakers by hand and avoid the washing machine?

If your sneakers desperately need to be cleaned then you are probably thinking of simply throwing them in the washing machine. This is a terrible idea because you might damage them and this is the last thing you want to do, right?

The only time I do recommend you do wash them in the washing machine is whenever the manufacturers say it is okay so check on your own and see.

If you own Nike or Adidas sneakers then I will save you the trouble and will tell you that they do not recommend cleaning them in the washing machine – I have already checked a while back.

Try this instead

Cleaning your sneakers by hand is the safest option you have.

Mix baking soda and water in order to create a paste. Then dip an old toothbrush in the mixture and scrub the sneakers with it. Scrub both the inside and the outside of the shoes.

Then leave the mixture on the sneakers for a few hours. Continue with filling a bucket or your bathtub with warm water and wash your shoes in there.

After you removed all of the remaining paste off of the sneakers allow them to air dry completely. Keep in mind that this might take a couple of days!