How to Clean Cheerleading Shoes

by Andie Francese

Cheerleading shoes have to be perfectly white for competitions, but keeping the shoes clean during practice is no easy task. Whenever a white shoe or sneaker gets dirty, the removal of the dirt has to be done quickly. Luckily, with a few household items and a bit of effort you can remove the grime from cheerleading shoes easily.

Items you will need

  • Toothbrush
  • Whitening toothpaste
  • Sneakers
  • Wet cloth
Step 1

Put your hand inside the shoe to hold the shape. You may also shove old newspaper into the shoe to keep the shape, but inserting your hand creates better control.

Step 2

Wet the toothbrush and apply toothpaste as you would when brushing your teeth.

Step 3

Rub the toothbrush over the dirty areas in a circular motion. Work on one section at a time. Rub the upper part of the sneaker gently. You may rub the sole harder.

Step 4

As you finish each section, wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove the residue.

Step 5

Continue until the shoe is clean. Wipe the entire shoe one more time, and then repeat the steps with the other sneaker.

About the Author

Andrea "Andie" Francese. She worked as an entertainment editor, blogger and managing editor for the Mercy College "Impact" starting in 2006. Francese won 2 Quill Awards for her work on the "Impact" including Excellence in Journalism and Enterprise Journalism. She currently works for several blogging sites. Francese holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in media studies at Mercy College.