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White Sandals For Women: How To Keep Them Clean!

Posted by Shopthemint Team

The Sky Is The Limit White Sandals

It's no secret that white sandals for women are as popular as they are easy to get messy. They have been known to pull together a wide variety of styles, so we can't blame anyone for making them a regular in the rotation! 


The only downside to this look is that with heavy usage, your precious white shoes could take a bit of a beating. That's why it's good to have some handy tips in your back pocket. You’ll always want to start out by knowing the material of your shoes, and from there, you’ll be able to use a variety of different cleaning methods. Here are a few to start with! 


Cleaning Your White Summer Sandals


Seriously, make sure you know what your shoes are made of! Be careful not to damage leather accents with any harsh chemicals or rough handling. Suede shouldn’t get wet, and you’ll need a special process for that material. Once you know what to avoid getting on your sandals, take your pick of methods from this list.

A toothbrush and baking soda

-Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water in a small dish, and use a toothbrush to scrub any dirt or grit off the surface. Be gentle! 

A white shoe cleaner and a rag 

-This one is the most straightforward, but can sometimes be pricey. This is a good option if the material of your shoes won't allow for other methods. 

Magic erasers! 

-Surprisingly, these little babies can scrub stains off white sandals. We love to see household hacks come in handy in fashion too! Just add a tiny bit of water to a regular magic eraser and watch the magic happen.

Cleaning vinegar 

-For this one, we're going to reuse the formula from the first tip. Take 1 tablespoon of hot water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and mix in one last tablespoon of baking soda. Again, you can use a toothbrush to scrub the mixture onto the stains, but this time, let it harden on your shoes. Wipe it away with a warm wet rag. 


How To Clean White Sandals Before They Get Dirty 

Let's talk about prevention! It's one thing to get your sandals clean, but it's another to keep them that way. Consider these tips to keep yourself from ending up with too much dirt on your sandals in the first place.

Be mindful where you tread! 

-It can be easy to want to wear your white sandals everywhere, especially as spring temps make their way back into our lives. Try not to wear them in seriously dusty or muddy places, and you probably won't have to clean them as much. It’s number one on the list because it’s the most obvious one, but a reminder is always welcome! 

Don't wear them in the rain! 

-Rainy days can too easily mean muddy days, so you should be sure to grab a different pair of shoes if you've got rain clouds floating your way! Sandals can be tough in the rain to begin with, especially certain materials. 

Clean only with the proper tools, and without harsh chemicals!

-Cleaning your shoes the wrong way can damage the surface material and ultimately make them more susceptible to wear n’ tear. Be mindful of what you use to clean them, and always keep materials in mind! It can’t be overstated, knowledge is power! If you know what you’re working with, you know how to avoid ruining it. 


Check out shopthemint for some charming white sandal styles and more that you’re sure to love wearing this spring. You’re more than welcome to grab yourself a pair of our popular The Sky Is The Limit white summer sandals while they’re still in stock, but you might want to get on it ASAP. We can barely keep them on our virtual shelves!
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