How Do I Clean a Jordan 6 Shoe?

The Air Jordan 6 is a high-end athletic shoe that is built for style as well as performance. It was worn by basketball player Michael Jordan during the first championship he and the Chicago Bulls won in 1991 and has remained popular since then. It is in your interest to keep them clean and looking fresh and new. The Jordan 6 is composed mostly of a solid rubber sole and suede, both materials that need to be cleaned regularly. There are some ways of maintaining your Jordan 6 shoes so they keep their new shoe appearance for years to come.

Clean the Jordan 6 soles after outdoor usage. Pour 1 Tbsp. OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Powder (chlorine-free only to protect material) into a bowl of water, stir it up and let dissolve completely. Dampen a clean cloth with the solution and scrub all areas of the sole. Dry the shoe completely with a clean, dry cloth.

Apply a whitening toothpaste to a toothbrush and scrub the treads of the shoes. Spot-clean the treads in the sole for small pockets of dirt that the OxiClean didn't remove. Since the Jordan 6 has a clear sole, dirt will appear easily and stand out.

Clean the suede with a clean toothbrush and few drops of water. This should remove most of the dust, lint and mild stains. Vigorously scrub soiled or dusty areas. To take the cleaning further, buy a suede brush and a suede eraser from your local shoe store. The bristles on the suede brush are thicker and more durable and will pick up a wider range of dirt then a toothbrush. Use the eraser as you would a pencil eraser by rubbing evenly on the area that needs to be cleaned. Use moderate pressure and increase if the stain isn't removed.

Remove water stains by applying water evenly across the shoe. Stuff the shoe with newspaper that won't leech ink to keep the shoe from deforming. Spray the whole shoe with a spray bottle. Blot away the excess moisture with a dry, absorbent cloth and let the shoe sit overnight to dry completely.

Remove the laces to clean them. Wash them in a normal wash load to get most of the stains out. Another option is to put a small amount of laundry detergent in a bowl and scrub the laces while in the bowl. This can help ensure specific blots are worked out. Bleach can also be used for white laces. Allow the laces to hang overnight to dry completely.

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