How to Clean White Shoes


Put your best (and cleanest) foot forward with our guide to how to clean white shoes.

There's nothing quite like a fresh pair of white shoes or sneakers to elevate your style. But keeping those pristine whites looking clean can be a challenge, especially when they encounter the perils of everyday life. Whether it's your go-to sneakers or those chic leather loafers, learning how to clean white shoes effectively is the key to keeping them dazzling and fresh. So, fasten your laces and join us on a journey through the art of shoe-cleaning mastery, as we show you how to clean white shoes and restore them to their pristine glory!

How to Clean White Shoes

We’ll share our step by step instructions on how to wash white shoes without bleach.

Step 1. Remove Laces and Insoles

Before starting the cleaning process, take out the shoelaces and insoles (if removable). Cleaning these separately ensures a thorough cleanse.

Step 2. Create an Oxi Booster Solution

Dissolve one Oxi Booster Pod in warm water to create an Oxi Booster solution. What is Oxi Booster? It’s our chlorine-free bleach alternative–and also our most multi talented cleaning product! Oxi Booster Pods work much in the same way as traditional bleach, in that they can help get rid of tough odors and stains while keeping your colors bright and your whites white. The sodium percarbonate found in oxygen bleach – and here in our Oxi Booster Pods–is just as effective in keeping your laundry looking great, but without the toxicity of traditional chlorine bleach. It’s the best way to clean white shoes!

Step 3. Scrub Away Stains

Dip the soft-bristled brush or toothbrush into the Oxi Booster solution and gently scrub the stained areas of your white shoes. Focus on spots with visible dirt or discoloration.After scrubbing, allow the Oxi Booster solution to sit on the shoes for a few minutes. This gives it time to penetrate and break down stubborn stains.

Step 4. Wipe Clean and Rinse

Use a microfiber cloth or old t-shirt to wipe away the Oxi Booster solution and any loosened dirt. Rinse your white shoes with water to remove any remaining residue from the cleaning process.

Step 5. Dry

Let your shoes dry. You can allow the shoe to air dry, or, depending on the shoe, even put your shoes in the dryer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about how to clean white shoes? We’re here to help you with removing stains from white shoes for good.

How can I get my white shoes white again?

To get your white shoes looking white again, try using an Oxi Booster solution as described above. It can effectively remove stains and restore the whiteness of your shoes without using any harsh chemicals that could damage your favorite kicks.

How do you clean white sneakers?

Cleaning white sneakers involves similar steps to cleaning other kinds of white shoes. You can use the Oxi Booster solution, along with a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush, to scrub away stains and refresh the whiteness. You can also try washing your sneakers in the washing machine. Our guide to How to Wash Sneakers in the Laundry Machine will have you covered!

How do you clean white shoes without bleach?

It’s easy to clean white shoes without bleach! When it comes to what to use to clean white shoes, we recommend using Dropps Oxi Booster Pods. Dropps Oxi Booster Pods are an excellent alternative to chlorine bleach for cleaning white shoes. They function much in the same way as traditional bleach–without the harsh chemicals or potential damage to your shoes.

What is the best way to clean white fabric shoes?

Dropps Oxi Booster Pods are an excellent choice for cleaning white fabric shoes. They are safe for most types of fabrics and can lift stains from the surface without compromising the fabric's integrity.