Today’s QT comes from RBR contributor Sheri Rosenbaum, who happened upon a great way to clean up her white road shoes. Here’s what Sheri says:
I have a pair of Nalini Snake white road shoes, pictured. As with any white apparel, it’s hard to keep them looking clean.
I asked my local bike shop for suggestions, and they recommended I use a Mr Clean Magic Eraser on the synthetic leather and a mixture of Oxi Clean and water on the mesh microfiber.
The Mr Clean Eraser worked like a charm, but the Oxi Clean/Water combo didn’t cut through the dirt/oil on the microfiber.
So I decided to contact Nalini via the company website. Their rep contacted me within 24 hours. He had the same Mr Clean Eraser recommendation for the synthetic leather, but for the microfiber he suggested making a mixture of detergent (didn’t specify a brand), white vinegar and water.
Take the mixture and dab it on the microfiber material and rinse. Repeat until the dirt is gone. With such an easy way to keep white road shoes looking good, I won’t hesitate to buy another pair. To me, they’re a nice change from basic black.
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