9 October 2012

Time to spruce up those old converse? | How to

 Hellooooo my lovelies!
Are your converse looking a little worse for wear? Well I guess you could throw them in the washing machine wrapped in a pillow case but - believe it or not - the pillow case makes no difference. WHAT. SO. EVER. There is still a couple of heavy shoes bouncing around in your (or your parents) washing machine which could cost a lot to fix. 
But don't fret! I obviously have an easy way to clean them what you will need is:
For the canvas:

  • 10ml hot (tap) water 
  • 10 ml vinigar (white)
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp washing powder
  • (a few drops of bleach for white converse)
  • old toothbrush
  • mixing bowl
For the rubber:
  • 10ml hot (tap) water
  • 2tbsp washing powder
  • same old toothbrush
  • same mixing bowl
Now you have all your bits and bobs together it's time to take the laces out of your shoes (these will look rank) and throw them in the wash with some clothes.

Then you add all the canvas bits together in a bowl to form a smelly liquid (add a few drops of bleach if you are cleaning white converse), then you scrub it all over your shoes (apart from the rubber) and let them sit for about 5 minutes. When they've sat (watching TV and eating a cheese sandwich) then you wash all the mixture off with warm water.

Now it's time for the rubber (if you're American I do not mean condom) mix all the things together in a little bowl and scrub the shoe, this will take a lot longer because it'll be dirtier than the canvas part. However if you are using a bit of bleach for white converse DO NOT use it on the rubber okay? Then do the same again and leave then for 5 mins and rinse them off with warm water and TA DAH. As good as new! (well...almost you might have noticed that some parts of the rubber may have become stained over time).

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you did :)