(SPOT.ph) We don’t need to remind you that white sneakers are a huge fashion trend that’s incredibly easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. And while some pairs look better worn-out, there’s really nothing like a fresh and pristine pair of white kicks.
You can always go to a reliable sneaker cleaner around the Metro, but you can also keep them squeaky clean at home with a convenient shoe-cleaning kit. Here are some of the best ones you can shop right now.
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Crep Protect Cube (P2,145) from Crep Protect
Capital doesn’t just sell a wide range of your favorite sneaker brands; they also offer Crep Protect products, which all help maintain your shoes over time. The Crep Protect Cube is suitable enough to use on different shoe materials, like leather, canvas, nylon, and suede. Each kit comes with a soft-bristled brush, a microfiber cloth, a Crep eraser, best used for buffing suede and nubick materials; a Crep Cure solution, designed to deeply clean without damaging the look and feel of your shoes; and two Crep Protect pills, which is placed inside your shoes to absorb moisture and eliminate odor.
Available at Capital stores.
Shoe Cleaner Package (P650) Mr. Kleen Kicks
Each kit from Mr. Kleen Kicks has everything you need to protect and maintain your white sneakers. It comes with two shoe cleaners, which has an organic formula that works on leather, rubber, suede, canvas, mesh, nylon, and more; a rejuvenator that helps restore the look of your kicks; a brush to easily remove surface dirt; and a handy pouch to store all your products in one handy place.
Available on Shopee.
Clean + Care Classic (P1,210) from Collonil
Touted as a “universal deep cleaning foam,” this sneaker cleaner from Collonil promises to remove stubborn dirt and stains on virtually any material, from suede to leather and more. They recommend wiping the area first with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt, then applying the foam on a cloth or sponge. Then spread the foam evenly over the material and allow it to absorb the foam. Collonil also says that you can even use it to clean handbags, insoles, and leather jackets.
World Balance Shoe Care Kit (P349 to P599) from World Balance
These sneaker cleaners from World Balance protect your kicks from rain and muddy puddles with the odorless Water and Stain Repellent (P599) and keep funky smells away with the Odor Eliminator (P349). If your sneakers already have stains, the Shoe Cleaner & Conditioner (P349) is your best bet; its mild, all-natural formula promises to work on nylon, patent leather, and other textiles. Just spray it directly on the stain then wipe using a microfiber towel.
Premium Shoe Cleaner Kit (P800) from Clyde
If you want to keep your sneakers as pristine as possible, steer clear from bleach and other harsh chemicals! Instead, go for this all-natural shoe cleaner from Clyde that’s made from coconut and jojoba oil, which helps release dirt, dust, and grime. It also deeply conditions your shoes to prevent cracking, scuffing, and discoloration over time. Each kit comes up with a Clyde cleaner solution, two brushes, and a microfiber towel.
Available on Zalora and Toby’s Sports.
Kit Brush and Eraser (P699) from Sofsole
Let’s be real: Suede is an absolute pain to deal with! It might make your favorite pair of sneakers look cute, but it’s all over when you’re caught in the rain or you happen to scuff it up a bit. This kit from Sofsole comes with a dual-ended “eraser” (that looks exactly like the one you had in school!); use the gray end for nubuck materials and the white end for suede. Just rub the eraser on stubborn stains then use the brush to help restore the look of your shoes.
Available on Zalora.
Grand Sole Cleaner (P605) from Cole Haan
A sneaker’s rubber soles is often the first to fall victim to dirt, mud, and stubborn stains. It’s also one of the hardest parts to clean! Cole Haan’s Grand Sole Cleaner is specifically designed to clean the soles and edges of rubberized footwear, and promises to remove oil- and water-based stains.
See a list of Cole Haan stores.