Sandal Care

4 TIPS on how to keep your sandals WHITE

1. Cleaning White Grandco Sandals

Avoid harsh chemicals when washing your white shoes. Over-washing can erode the shoe material. This is especially true for suede and leather. Instead, clean your white footwear with a water-based cleaner where possible. 

You can also use unique polishes that are better suited to each shoe material. However, strappy white sandals like these only require a few wipes of a gentle cleanser. 

2. Keeping Your White Sandals Clean

If you've been walking for too long in those strappy sandals, chances are they've pretty much changed their color. With stubborn stains and marks, it can be quite tempting to scrub them hard to remove them. However, by rubbing them vigorously, you'll end up scraping away the shoe material. This is especially true for sandals with jewels. If you have marbles or beads crested on the straps, be extra careful while brushing.

Your white sandals are probably your most prized possession. Versatile and chic – they beat other shoes in your wardrobe. Therefore, even when you're scrubbing them, keep a gentle hand. Use a light shoe brush to scrape off the grime and stains. If you do it long enough, they'll eventually come off. 

3. Clean Your White Sandals Weekly

A smart way to put off deep shoe cleaning is to do it regularly; this seems obvious, but so many people wait until they are super dirty!

Instead of waiting for those hard, dark stains to appear, make a habit of giving your white a good cleanse once a week. Or even each time they have been worn. Although it depends on how frequently you wear them, as long you're cleaning them regularly, you won't have any trouble.  

4. Keep Sandal Footbed Clean

While these tips will ensure a shine over the top, it's also important to scrub the shoe's footbed. That is where most of the dirt sticks, and a lack of proper cleaning can cause it to jam. At least every couple of weeks, take a damp cloth, a shoe-cleanser or even Bar Keepers Friend and swab away the dirt.

Cleaning the footbed will ensure that your shoes stay pristine for longer. That's important for white flip flops because they easily stain. You can also use dish soap and water to scrub away dirt stains.