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How to clean the white soles of your shoes?

White-soled shoes are a staple in any summer wardrobe, adding a fresh touch to any look. However, keeping the white soles of your leather shoes flawless can be a real challenge: puddles, dust, mud... The streets are paved with risks for new shoes!

The good news is that the results of effective cleaning are well worth the effort. By following our advice and using the right products, you can extend the life of your shoes and ensure they always look clean. Here's a complete guide to cleaning the white soles of your shoes to restore their shine.

01 Why is it important to clean the white soles of your shoes?

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White soles tend to get dirty very quickly, as soon as they are worn for the first time. Dirty, stained or damaged, they can not only make your shoes look unkempt, but also reduce their lifespan. If your ambition is not to leave your new shoes in their box forever, regular care will help preserve their appearance and ensure their longevity.

02 The three best techniques for cleaning white soles

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Use baking soda and white vinegar

Baking soda and white vinegar are great allies for cleaning white soles. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of white vinegar to form a paste. Apply it to your soles with a toothbrush and rub gently. Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse with clean water.

Toothpaste: a well-kept secret

Here's a real grandmother's tip that's proved its effectiveness time and time again! Choose a white toothpaste (avoid coloured gels) and apply a small amount to a toothbrush. Rub the stained areas in circular motions, then wipe with a damp cloth.

For fast, effective cleaning: cleansing wipes

Baby cleansing wipes are perfect for quick and effective cleaning. They are gentle, non-abrasive and can remove superficial stains. Simply wipe the soles to remove dirt and dust.

03 Our tips for preventing stains on white soles

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Clean your insoles regularly

Don't wait until your soles are too dirty to clean them. Regular care will prevent dirt build-up and keep your leather shoes in good condition.

Avoid very dirty surfaces and bad weather

Reduce the risks and anticipate the weather! Easier said than done: try to avoid walking on wet or muddy surfaces when wearing shoes with white soles.

04 When should you call a professional?

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If your white soles are extremely dirty, or if you have expensive shoes, it may be a good idea to call in a professional. Specialist cleaning services have the tools and products needed to restore your shoes without damaging the leather.

05 What are the advantages of white lightweight rubber soles?

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Lightweight white rubber is the perfect material for summer 2024. Sneakers, loafers, ankle boots... Lightweight rubber soles offer a multitude of benefits that make them an increasingly popular choice. Their superior comfort, lightness and durability meet a wide range of needs: sporty lines, formal models for the office, or simply ideal shoes for those who care about their everyday comfort. Opting for white rubber soles means choosing the perfect combination of elegance, comfort and performance.


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