cleaning shoes with baking soda
If your tennis shoes are in search of something bad because of the dirt and other wonderful things you’ve collected over the years, probably due to cleaning. You can pay for the service or just do it yourself with baking soda and laundry detergent.
Converse’s website shows how it is done in a fun little video. Basically washes leaving some hot water on them, brush with a mixture of baking soda and laundry detergent, wash them again (much), and let sit overnight with the newspaper stuffed inside . This seems to work pretty well, but DIY-on-the-cheap blogger Broke Ass Stuart suggests that it can make the job easier with some new strings and a clean eraser Mr. Clean. We find that magic erasers work well for cleaning a laptop keyboard and trackpad, it seems reasonable that could clean shoes too. Anyway, do not forget to clean the steps, too. You can do this with a pencil!