Shoe Care : How to Clean Tennis Shoes

Hi, my name is Mike Summers with Jim The Shoe
Doctor in Eugene, Oregon, and today we’re going to be talking about cleaning and protecting
tennis shoes. This shoe is a brand new shoe, and before you wore this shoe, you would want
to treat this with a water and stain protector. It keeps the shoe whiter for a much longer
time, helps the cleanup much easier once it has gotten dirty. So if you do not do that,
what you end up with is shoes that end up looking like this, really dingy, really dirty.
A shoe like this is pretty hard to clean. There’s a number of different polish materials
that you can use. This is a patent leather cleaner, a Pattina cleaner, and it’s a solvent
based product, and this is a pretty harsh product, so this will, you have to be kind
of careful with it because it can remove finish, but you can see the different that that makes.
That takes that real dingy, dirty, down to pretty clean. You would want to treat the
cloth portion of this shoe with a product that is also made for suede, and this works
on satin shoes also, any of the nylons, silks, that sort of thing. And this, you would actually
have to get the entire shoe completely wet. You would apply the cleaner and you actually
scrub that in. There’s a number of spray on cleaners that you can use, but pretty much
you have to get the entire shoe wet when you do this and then you have to rinse all that
back out because you don’t want the soap-based material to stay in there. Once you’ve gotten
that cleaned off you can use a white polish or a white refinish. We’ve got one that’s
open here. Just doing a small portion here, and you can work this into the stitching and
stuff and make that white also. And with this, what you’d do is you’d let that dry for a
little while and then you’d rebuff it just as it’s drying so that it doesn’t leave any
streaking. It’s very important with white polish to do that last little step on the
process, otherwise you will end up with lines and it will streak. So white polish is one
of the most difficult polishes to deal with. And that’s how you would clean and protect
a tennis shoe.


  • where can i buy that lincoln ez cleaner at?

  • thanks alot man

  • ok theres tennis shoes, then shoes, then JORDAN SHOES!

    does anyone no how to clean JORDANS?

  • buy new shoes done xp!

  • Best use gloves. Chemicals can harm your skin over time.

  • once u fuck up JORDANS u cant go back 🙁

  • what brand of water/stain protector do you use? or does it even matter?

  • Ammonia Works

  • can someone please direct me to where i can buy these products at?

  • what to do with black shoes hah ??

  • @ninjakawasaki1972 its call restoration bro; lol

  • this is tooo much work

  • @MRasustame1time LOL u obviously have no swag

  • @MRasustame1time keep writing these paragraphs butthurt fuck boi LOL

  • @MRasustame1time Semen.

  • @MRasustame1time Semen. The white stuff.

  • @ninjakawasaki1972 AWWW u gettin mad over some comments over da internet LMFAO GET A LIFE FAGGOT

  • @Somedaysafe


  • That banging in the back is really fucking pissing me off.

  • saddle soap and elbow grease.

  • 138,632 videos WTF

  • What.. shoe cleaning… no one cares

  • @chixidix I absolutely agree I think only fat people ware New Balance Please dont buy New Balance You will look like dumb ass, also poor people ware new balance because they cant afford NIke.

  • Just put them in the wash. Good as new. No lie. I do it all the time.

  • @0kidkrizz0 If you're just kidding around, don't leave fucked up comments and expecting a reply with some advice, asswipe.

  • @KiNFRESHHH Sorry if they have to work, fucktard.

  • @Somedaysafe So does your mom.

  • @TheA8l LOL And dumbasses buy Nike

  • @EmilysWallets671 If you can do to FootLocker or Walmart, you can buy instant shoe cleaners they clean it perfectly and they are like 5 bucks and your shoes will look BrandNEW 😀

  • in almost three minutes i heard "Ah" many times.

  • Where can we buy those, hardware or some where?

  • There called sneakers?

  • I have never cleaned my tennis shoes… novel idea! thx

  • who even looked this up and watched this?

  • mad knows his shit that shoe looked clean to me

  • you.

  • I can't believe with all of this great information on the video you still complain about such a minor thing.

  • Hey how can I fix crumbling insole on my reebok questions

  • u know you with lincoln ez cleaner and saddle soap you can clean literally any shoes

  • does anybody here actually protect their shoes with a water and stain protector?

  • i would not. get. my shose. from. you. water. pogeter. qeoqle

  • sou sapateiro em cotia sp brasil, pena que não conheço esses produtos  aqui

  • aqui voce compra facil, tem só para isso.

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