Everyone loves a good money saving hack, especially when it saves us from throwing out our favourite shoes.
Because if you take your shoes seriously, then sporting off-white trainers is out of the question.
Which is why kick lovers have got pretty excited about a cleaning hack that promised to resuscitate once diseases trainers.
And believe us, the results are blindingly bright.
When Twitter user @sarahtraceyy shares a before and after snap of her white converse, her followers quickly requested the method behind the revival.
And it’s so simple.
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She simple replied: “Ok rinse shoes, mix 1:1.5 of baking soda & detergent, scrub w[ith] toothbrush, let it sit for a while, rinse, put in washer, baby powder/dry.”
While one or two people tweeted back to insist they Twitter had painted over her shoes with white paint, others shared snaps after giving it a try.
i used what i read in a tweet to clean my converse and the look so good now pic.twitter.com/bR2n1TrhEn
— auna (@mariannaRfalls) October 20, 2017
Either way, the method is one recommended by many across the new when it comes to scrubbing up greying converse.
And while you’re in the midsts of transforming your trainers, you might want to save all your suede shoes, too. Start by getting suede in order by running over it with a brush in the direction of the fabric, preferably with a wire brush.
Dried on dirt? Go in with a nail file on the stain, and build up to a little bit of sandpaper if that doesn’t work. Save the aggression for boxercise class and go in slow with this technique.
Believe it or not, there is actually different technique to getting stains out of different suede items.
For suede bags, for example, you need to dip your towel in the solution, and gently dap over marks, making sure you leave time to air out the garment before heading out.
Otherwise people will be too distracted by the stench of vinegar to appreciate your (almost) new suede. For stubborn stains, tackle with a toothbrush dipped into the cocktail.