The ultimate guide to properly cleaning Nike and Adidas sneakers: tips for Yeezys, Jordans and more

Nike and Adidas sneakers are not only popular, but also known for their quality and durability. Proper cleaning is essential to keep your favorite sneakers like Yeezys, Jordans and other models looking fresh. In this blog post, we will show you step by step how to properly clean your Nike and Adidas sneakers and give them a new shine. As an example we use the Jordan 4.
Step 1: Preparation
Remove coarse dirt and dust from your sneakers. Use a soft brush or dry rag to brush away loose particles.
Step 2: Material Testing
Nike and Adidas sneakers are made of different materials such as leather, suede, mesh or textiles. Check the material of your sneakers and adjust the cleaning methods and agents accordingly to avoid possible damage.
Step 3: Removing the laces and insoles
Take out the laces and remove the insoles to allow for a more thorough cleaning.
Step 4: Prepare detergent
Choose a suitable cleaning agent for the material of your sneakers. There are special sneaker cleaners on the market that are designed for different materials. Follow the manufacturer's directions for dosing.
Step 5: Cleaning the upper
Apply the cleaning agent to a soft cloth or soft brush and gently clean the upper of your sneaker in a circular motion. Be careful not to apply too much detergent and not to soak the material.
Step 6: cleaning the soles
Use a toothbrush or a special sole brush in combination with the cleaning agent to remove stubborn dirt from the soles. If the sole is white, a bleach-free cleaner can be used to combat discoloration.
Step 7: Cleaning the laces
Clean the laces separately in a bowl of warm water and detergent. Let them soak and gently brush them off. Then rinse thoroughly and let dry.
Step 8: Drying
Allow your sneakers to air dry. Avoid direct sunlight or sources of heat as these can damage the material. Stuff the sneakers with newspaper or clean towels to hold their shape and absorb excess moisture.
Step 9: care and impregnation
After cleaning, it is advisable to protect the upper of your sneakers with a waterproofing spray to protect them from dirt and moisture. Also use special care products for leather or suede sneakers to keep the material supple.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your Nike and Adidas sneakers are always in the best condition. Treat them with love and make sure they are cleaned regularly to prolong their life and maintain their style.
Now you have the knowledge and tools to keep your sneakers sparkling clean. Show your sneaker love and enjoy the fresh look of your favorite models with every step you take.