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General Shoe Cleaning (AJ1 1994 Retro) Part 1

posted Apr 22, 2011, 10:10 PM by The Camera Guy   [ updated Apr 22, 2011, 10:12 PM ]

Description:  The following video will cover how to clean the tongue of the shoes. Still to Upload: Cleaning the Tongue The Insoles The Midsoles Fixing the Creases Before you start any cleaning process, you want to get normal dirt off your shoes. Start by using a small screw driver to remove dirt clumps and debris off the soles of your sneakers. 

Afterwards, use cold water to soak the soles of your shoes. While using a brush and dish washing soap, gently scrub the bottom of your sneakers to clear any left over dirt that did not come off. To clean the midsoles, I use a magic clean eraser soaked in water. When cleaning the midsoles, I start gently by soaking the eraser in water and applying light pressure on the midsoles. 

To clean the toebox, I also use the magic clean eraser. While cleaning this section, make sure to avoid water build up in the shoe. So place a paper towel inside your shoe at the toebox to prevent anymore water saturation in that area. Last, make sure to air dry your sneakers with an electric fan.

Ensure that the fan is blowing air inside the sneakers to get them dry. (Avoid using a blow dryer, as this may cause the glue that holds the shoe together, to melt. The same goes for using hot water.) This process takes a good 30 min to an hour depending on how dirty the shoes you are. You may have to do this process a second or even third time to try and get it clean.