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Fashion Column: What Shoes to Wear

Katie Benoit
Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Patrick Kenney.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Kenney.

A few days ago I looked down at my white Converses and was horrified. I knew that I gotten a couple of dirt stains on them, but didn’t realize how bad they have gotten. It almost made me wonder if I could handle wearing that pair of white Nike Roshe I had just ordered. Honestly, white shoes can look pretty fresh – especially if they are a pair of Nikes or Jordan’s – but they are pain to take care of. This week I decided to help out people who have a pair of shoes they need to clean, including myself.

According to Nike, you first have to grab a toothbrush and then make a soapy mixture. You can either use detergent or dish soap from your kitchen, mixed with water. You should apply some of the mixture to a toothbrush and then clean away.

If your shoe laces are looking pretty bad you can either buy a new pair since they are pretty cheap or you cthrow them in the washer and let them air dry. If you are buying a new pair, just make sure to get the right size laces.

Some shoes will dry pretty quickly after being cleaned. However, if your shoes are made out of a canvas material they could take a little longer. You can stuff them with newspaper and put them outside or somewhere they can dry.

If your shoes aren’t looking as good as you want after soap and water, you can try using a magic clean eraser. There is also a shoe-cleaning product from Jason Markk. It will cost you $18, but its reviews are pretty good. Although, who really wants to spend money when you can just use dish soap to get the job done?

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