I love my Converse sneakers and wear them all year round. Although I have a few pairs in various colours, my white ones are by far my favourite. I love that they’re super comfortable, work with just about everything and have serious ‘hip credentials’ attached to them. The problem is that they get dirty rather quickly.
I clean mine by immersing them in water with a sprinkle of washing powder and a cap-full of bleach. I then scrub them vigorously with an old nailbrush until all the dirt is removed. Unfortunately, I’ve found that drying them in the sun always leaves yellow marks – in fact, even when I dry them in the shade this happens. But my brilliant cleaning lady, Abigail, has found a cunning way to counteract the yellowing – this is what she does:
After rinsing them in water, while they’re still wet, she covers them with toilet paper and leaves them in the sun to dry. The results are amazing – not even the slightest bit of yellowing, just sparkling white, good-as-new sneakers.
By the way, this trick works on coloured sneakers too, as well as running shoes.