How to Clean White Nike Cheerleader Shoes

by Zora Hughes ; Updated September 28, 2017

Cheer shoes should be clean and spotless for competition or game day.

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Cheerleading shoes get dirty easily, especially if your cheer squad practices outside in the grass. On game days cheerleaders typically stand on the rubber track surrounding the football field to cheer and if it's a red rubber track, shoes will soon have red skids marks. Just like the uniform, cheer shoes must always be in pristine condition for competition or any performance. If your cheer squad wears Nike brand cheer shoes, cleaning them only requires a damp cloth and mild soap.

Dampen a soft cloth with cold water and rub a little mild soap on it.

Clean your leather cheer shoe with the damp rag, wiping off all the dirt and debris.

Clean your synthetic leather cheer shoe with the damp rag and mild soap or use a soft bristle brush dipped in cold water and mild soap to gently scrub. Allow the shoes to air dry.

Apply white shoe polish with a damp sponge, if necessary. Most shoe polishes will already have a sponge attached to bottle for easy application. Allow to dry for about 15 minutes.


  • Saddle soap, a mild soap used to clean leather, is recommended by Nike.

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About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.