The Rules of Sneaker Care
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April 08, 2015

Any sneakerhead knows that your shoes are the most important part of your outfit and need to be in tip-top shape at all times. That’s why cleaning and caring for your kicks is not just a nice-to-do, it’s downright mandatory.

The good news is that sneaker care is pretty easy and cost-effective. Just follow these simple rules, and you’ll be good to go.

RULE #1: PROTECT THEM

Leather? Suede? Canvas? Nylon? Doesn’t matter. Find the right protector and load it on. Just make sure to test it on a nonvisible spot first—you don’t want to damage your babies.

RULE #2: MAINTAIN THEM

Clean your sneakers regularly with mild soap and water. A toothbrush is a great tool to get in all those nooks and crannies. As far as the laces go, replace them when they start looking dingy or machine wash then iron them.

RULE #3: ROTATE THEM

Sure you might have a new favorite, but you’ve got to give them a rest every now and again. Rotating your sneakers will allow them to completely dry out and maintain their shape. Plus, they’ll look great for years.

 

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