Make your white sneaks white again.

May 26, 2017 | 4 comments

Jeg elsker mine hvide sneakers fra & Other Stories. De er så rene i udtrykket og de passer bare til alt! Og så synes jeg virkelig de har holdt sig pæne, taget i betragtning af at de efterhånden er 1 år gamle og jeg ikke har gjort dem rene én eneste gang. Og de er altså blevet brugt meget! En anden ting jeg synes er rigtig fedt er, at de holder formen henover snuden. Læderet har ikke fået en masse rynker, omend den hvide farve er begyndt at skalle lidt af nogle steder, men kun ganske lidt. Anyway, lige inden vi tog afsted på ferie i Californien syntes jeg, at de skulle shines op så de var klar til ferie.

/ I love my white sneakers from & Other Stories. The style is just so clean and simple and they just fit everything in my wardrobe! I bought them a year ago and I have not cleaned them once. And they have been used a lot, so I think they last very well! Another thing I think is really nice is that they don’t really seem to wear out. The leather has not gotten all wrinkly around the tip, although the white color has started to peel a bit of some places, but only a little. Anyway, just before we went on holiday in California, I thought they needed to be shined up a bit so they were ready for our vacation.

Step 1

Lav en balje med noget sæbevand – jeg brugte bare en klar opvaskesæbe fra Neutral. Så tørrede jeg skoene over først med en klud, og så brugte jeg en tandbørste til, at skrubbe syningerne og gummisålen. Det er vigtigt du ikke skrubber for meget på selve læderet, især ikke når det er hvidt – du risikerer at den hvide farve skaller af.

/ Make a bowl of water with clear soap – I just used a clear dish soap. Then I went over the shoes first with a cloth dipped in the water, and then I used a toothbrush to scrub the stitches and the rubber sole. It is important that you dont scrub too much on the leather itself, especially when it is white – the white color might start to peel off.

 

Step 2

Efter at have vasket skoene, brugte jeg noget ganske almindeligt husholdningssprit på en karklud, til at få de sidste streger og misfarvninger af gummisålen.

/ After washing the shoes, I used some plain household alcohol on a cloth to get the last dirt and discoloration off the rubber sole.

 

Step 3

Da mine sko var tørre valgte jeg, at give dem en omgang læderfedt, bare for at gøre læderet blødt og medgørligt igen. Jeg bruger én købt i en hesteforretning (Höks) som jeg bruger både til mine tasker og sko, men jeg er ret sikker på man kan købe lignende i de fleste taskeforretninger eller hos din lokale skomager.

/ When my shoes were dry, I chose to give them a range of leather balsam, just to make the leather soft again. I bought mine in a Danish Horse equipment store, but I’m pretty sure you can buy it in any local bag shop or at your local cobblers.

Step 4

Her kan du enten vælge at vaske de gamle snørebånd – læg dem evt. først i blød i lidt let kloropløsning og smid dem med i vaskemaskinen næste gang du alligevel skal vaske hvidt. Du kan også købe et par nye hvide snørebånd. Vi havde et par liggende i vores skoskab, så dem satte jeg i.

/ Now you can either choose to wash the old laces – maybe let them soak in a light chlorine solution first and then put them in the washing machine the next time you need to wash white clothes anyway. You can also buy a pair of new white laces. We had a couple in our shoe cabinet, so I put them in.

 

Step 5

Hvis du vælger at sætte nye snørebånd i som jeg gjorde, og de er for lange, så kan du med fordel klippe dem og brænde enden så de ikke trevler. Dette kan du dog kun hvis det er polyester snørebånd, fordi de bliver til plastik når det bliver brændt. Bare ikke hold dem i ilden for længe (max et par sekunder), for så bliver de sorte og det ser altså ikke særlig pænt ud 😉

/ If you choose to put new laces in as I did and they are too long, then you can cut them and burn the end so they dont tire. However, you can only do this if it is polyester laces because they melt into plastic when burned. Just dont hold them in the fire for more than a few seconds, as they will get black and that doesn’t look very nice 😉

 

Step 6

Som en sidste ting valgte jeg, at imprægnere mine fine, rene sko. Jeg gav også lige mine håndtasker en omgang, eftersom de et par dage inden vi tog afsted på ferie også fik en omgang rengøring og pleje. Så står de bedre imod skidt og regn!

/ As a last thing, I chose to protect my nice clean shoes with this product. I also used it on my handbags, because a few days before we went on vacation they also got a round of cleaning and care. Then they will last better through rain and the dirt will come off easier.

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4 Comments

  1. Johanne

    Fedt at hvide sneakers kan blive hvide igen. De ser mega fine ud nu!

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  2. Liaa

    Using toothpaste and toothbrush is also one way of cleaning leather shoes. It’s easier

    Reply
  3. Sabrina Henkhaus

    FYI On step 6 I think the word impregnate is used incorrectly.

    Reply
    • Saga

      I did not see how Signe used the word impregnate as she must have deleted it from her post but you can surely use this word when talking about shoe care. 🙂 so i assume SIgne used it correctly and a non-native speaker tried to correct her but this lady herself did not know how to use the word impregnate ! Been a fan of your blog for over a year now, Signe! Love it! Keep up the good work 🙂

      Reply

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