How to Keep Your White Air Force Ones Clean

by Kallie Johnson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Air Force Ones are a line of athletic shoes manufactured by Nike. The leather shoes are available in a variety of colors, such as white, black and red. In order to keep your white Air Force Ones looking clean and new, you should wipe down the shoes after wearing them to remove any dirt and dust. While wiping them down, examine the shoes for any stains. If stains are noticed, the shoes should be deep cleaned. Deep cleaning should also be done if the shoes are beginning to look dingy or if wiping down the shoes doesn't remove all residue and dirt.

Wipe down the Air Force Ones with a baby wipe after each use to remove dirt and buildup.

Remove the shoe laces. If needed, the shoe laces can be laundered in the washing machine with other white laundry.

Fill a small bowl with warm water and a squirt of a mild liquid soap, such as dish soap, hand soap or laundry detergent. Alternatively, you can use a foam athletic shoe cleaner.

Rub the cleaning solution into the shoes using a medium-bristled cleaning brush.

Dampen a soft cloth in cool water. Wipe down the shoes to remove soap residue. Do not allow the soap residue to dry on the shoes, as the residue will leave the shoes looking cloudy and dirty.

Dry the surface of the shoes with a towel to prevent water spotting.

About the Author

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.