How to Clean Retro 11 Jordans

by Stefano Marrero ; Updated September 28, 2017

Keep those Air Jordan Retros looking new.

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The Air Jordan 11 Retros were released in 2000 and are considered a milestone in the Jordan shoe line because they signified the return of Micheal Jordan to the NBA. The excitement of Micheal Jordan returning made the Air Jordan 11 Retros one of the fastest selling Air Jordans released. The Air Jordan 11 Retro is considered a durable shoe; however, it also is a magnet for dirt.

Remove the laces and soak them in a cup filled with warm water and a tablespoon of laundry detergent for 15 minutes.

Fill a bucket with a half gallon of warm water mixed with a half cup of laundry detergent.

Dip a clean rag in this cleaning mixture and squeeze out the excess liquid. Wipe all of the surfaces of the shoes until the dirt disappears.

Put some of the whitening toothpaste on your toothbrush and scrub all of the white areas and the soles of your shoes.

Empty the bucket and fill it back up with a half gallon of clean water. Use the clean second cloth to wipe off all of the soap and toothpaste.

Allow the shoes to dry 24 hours in a cool area.

Remove the shoelaces from the glass, rinse them in the sink and hang them to dry.

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Stefano Marrero has been writing since 1992. He has contributed to various websites, including Octane360, covering everything from Sony televisions to potholes. Marrero has also written for several urban magazines and blogs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from California State University, Long Beach.