Chontel Duncan is a personal trainer that has taken to social media to share a pretty useful hack. She revealed an easy way on how to make white trainers shine even after they have turned gray with stain and dirt. The hack of 29-year-old trainer from Brisbane is both useful and budget-friendly and she explained how to achieve the results you need a $2-$3 Sard Wonder Laundry Soap bar.
She calls this a ‘six-hour shoe transformation’ and has revealed the 5-steps this procedure requires for efficient results. She wrote:
Before anyone asks this is NOT sponsored, it’s simply just a clever “shoe hack” that I swear by.
Explaining how you should not rinse the shoes, she listed the 5 steps. They are as follows:
1. Using a “Sard Wonder Laundry Soap” bar ($2-$3) and water, scrub the soap bar all over the shoes while continuously rinsing it under cold water so the shoe becomes damp
2. “ Do not rinse the shoes”
3. Place the wet soapy pair of shoes in direct sun until dry (it only took 2hrs to dry where I live)
4. Pop shoes into the washing machine on a cold cycle (can add your regular washing powder to it if you like)
5. Pop the shoe back in direct sunlight to dry
6. DONE ✅
The shoes after the 6-hour transformation:
The shoes before the 6-hour transformation:
“Using a “Sard Wonder Laundry Soap” bar ($2-$3) and water, scrub the soap bar all over the shoes while continuously rinsing it under cold water so the shoe becomes damp,” she wrote as a first step.
The procedure seems to be quite useful since, oftentimes, we do not know where to even begin cleaning our dirty trainers without damaging them.
Someone else also posted a cleaning-trainers-hack, just last month. PartyxDirtyDan used a hairdryer on the foam of his shoes in order to help and iron out the crinkles. He shared a before and after image of the shoes in Reddit, captioning it with:
Tried using a blow dryer on my Acronym Prestos after seeing the post about un-creasing NMD blocks. Worked great!
He explained that you should heat the spots for about a minute, and then ‘move on to another section’.
Explaining how you should be careful with the glue and make sure not to melt it, he said:
Switch off on the areas you work on to make sure you don’t melt the glue on the outsole and upper. I just did a few rounds on each spot and it turned out great.
After you apply heat don’t put your fingers on the hot areas until they have cooled down or you could leave an imprint.
Dan explains it’s a tedious process, saying you should be careful ‘where you put your hands and aim the blow dryer’.
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