The Simple Hack For Keeping Your White Trainers White

A quick summer style shortcut

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The problem with white trainers is that they don't stay that way for long. White, we mean. Not trainers. They'll always be trainers.

Anyway: there's a 'proper' way to maintain that box fresh gleam, and it involves soapy water, protective sprays and both a hard and a soft brush. For the record, we wholeheartedly endorse this approach, in the same way we wholeheartedly endorse following a rigorous, carefully planned exercise regime and only ever eating fresh fish and vegetables – that is to say, with the caveat that we know it won't always happen.

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For the rest of the time, what you really need to keep your white trainers white is a shortcut - a 'hack', in internet speak - and we have just the one, providing your kicks are leather.

White trainers: look best when white
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Baby wipes.

Yup - those moist towelettes used to remove makeup, give your body a 'wash' at music festivals and something else we think has to do with babies. Those things.

Keep a pack next to wherever you kick off your shoes every evening, and give each trainer a loving stroke before you put them away – they're perfect for lifting superficial stains and maintaining the shine of your shoe.

Baby wipes: not just for babies

Trainer brands, of course, have developed their own wipes for this purpose, but they're more expensive and trickier to acquire: a family-size pack of bog standard baby wipes will do the job just as well.

Just make sure you do a 'proper clean' every once and while for those deeper stains, and you'll glide through summer like a glistening white steed. Imagine that. Imagine.