STEP-BY-STEP: THE SNEAKER CARE KIT
When you fall in love with a pair of sneakers and wear them all the time, it can be tough to see them lose their shine. From dirt and grime, to scuffs and scratches, they can quickly become dingy and worn out. Fortunately, with a little bit of effort and the right tools you can give them a much longer life! Our Sneaker Care Kit has everything you need to revive your kicks, with sustainable solutions to keep them clean, fresh, and protected.
This step-by-step guide will take you through it:
CLEAN YOUR SNEAKERS
Grab the Footwear Cleaner, Premium Cleaning Brush and microfiber cloth and let’s go!
Step 1: To start, remove any exterior dirt or dust from the surface with the brush. Its high- quality bristles are firm yet flexible enough to do the job, even with delicate materials like flyknit and suede.
Step 2: Remove the laces. This not only allows you to clean them, but gives you more access to the shoe’s surface. Put them in a bowl of warm water with a squirt of the Footwear Cleaner gel. Leave them to soak while you go through the next steps!
Step 3: Apply a generous amount of the Footwear Cleaner gel to the brush. Dip it into another small bowl of warm water. Now it’s time to clean! Start with the midsole and scrub firmly to foam the solution and remove all dirt. Once you are satisfied, you can wipe away the remaining foam and moisture with the microfiber cloth.
Step 4: Next is the upper! Once again, dip the brush into the water and shake it gently to remove left over dirt. Then apply some more Footwear Cleaner to the bristles. Gently scrub the upper in circular motions until all the dirt is removed. Increase the intensity to remove stubborn stains, but take care with more delicate materials like canvas, mesh and suede. Finally, wipe away remaining foam again with the microfiber cloth.
Step 5: Leave your sneakers and laces to air dry. Avoid discoloration and deformation by drying out of direct sunlight and without a heater.
REFRESH YOUR SNEAKERS
To free your sneakers from unpleasant odors, the Footwear Refresher is a lifesaver.
Step 1: Simply spray the inside of your sneakers with the specialized spray. It uses probiotics to eliminate odors and leave your kicks smelling fresh again! It is best to leave your sneakers for 24 hours so all smells can effectively be removed.
Pro Tip: If the foul smells persist, and you have already applied plenty of Footwear Refresher, it could be time to clean the insoles. Take them out and scrub them with the brush and some Footwear Cleaner to remove any dirt or debris. Dry them before you put them in again!
PROTECT YOUR SNEAKERS
Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned, refreshed and dried your sneakers, it’s time to protect them from future dirt and stains. Our Footwear Protector helps to prevents water and dirt from adhering to the surface of the shoe, making it easier to keep them clean over time.
Step 1: Spray the entire surface of the shoe from a distance of about 20cm. Then leave them to dry, out of direct sunlight, for about 20 minutes. Before you leave, test a small spot with some water to make sure you have applied enough.
So, as you see, with a little bit of care and the right tools, you can make your favorite pair of sneakers last much longer. And the best of all? Our solutions are non-toxic, water-based, biodegradable and solvent-free! That means they’re better for the planet, and on a practical level they are safe to use indoors.
Get started now with the DFNS Sneaker Care Kit!