How To Clean Your School Shoes

Do you need to give your child’s footwear a facelift?

If your student’s school shoes are looking worn-down and sad compared to the rest of their uniform, then it’s time for a clean! Don’t waste money on a new pair when you can get their shine back with a quick treatment! Everflex has products made especially for cleaning school shoes, so you can trust us to know what we’re talking about here.

Why should you worry about messy school shoes?

A bit of mud or dirt doesn’t hurt, does it? After all, kids are known to be rough on their school shoes, and you can always expect marks to show up during dry and dusty summers, and in wet and muddy winters. However, there is something to be said about keeping school shoes presentable.

For one thing, you don’t want your child getting in trouble for dirty footwear. It’s embarrassing for kids of any age to get called out for their uniform, especially in front of their peers, and teachers tend to be strict on dress codes these days. When cleaning school shoes is as fast and easy as it is, leaving them marked and messy doesn’t send a good message. Also, you don’t want your child to sit through detention for something as fixable as dirty school shoes.

Secondly, uniforms are good practice for kids to learn how to look professional. While it may not seem relevant to kids and pre-teens, young adults should be encouraged to maintain their appearance (which includes their clothes and school shoes) before they enter the workforce. Fast-food and retail jobs usually have uniforms, and a manager will be stricter about employees dressing appropriately than any teacher. And, since school shoes usually double as work footwear for teenagers, learning tricks for cleaning them will be valuable later.

So, what’s the best way to clean your child’s school shoes?

Some people think water and a wet sponge is the way to do it, and don’t realise that they’re potentially damaging the material. If your child has footwear made with leather, it can be susceptible to water damage, particularly if you scrub at them too hard.

To combat this issue, Everflex makes most school shoes using synthetic materials. If you were caught-out and had no other way to get the mess off, then water wouldn’t be a risk with our styles.

However, we can also do you one better with your cleaning products

Our Instant Shine sponge is a much-loved and top-selling care product. This no-mess sponge can be used dry, and it there’s almost no risk of scratching or ruining the material with it. A few seconds of scrubbing should rid your school shoes of excess dirt and other messes. Once the Instant Shine sponge has worked its magic, you can do some extra touch-ups. Feel free to go over your school shoes with some wax or polisher. Your child’s school shoes will be shining like new in no time!

Instant Shine sponges have a long shelf time, so you’re sure to get your money’s worth out of them. Also, you can use them for more than school shoes! Everflex’s sponges work on all sorts of materials (including faux suede), and different colours too! How great is that?

Are you ready to send your child into the classroom with clean school shoes? 

You can order our Instant Shine sponges online today! If you’re already keen to have a closer look at all of our latest styles, then shopping for our accessories is a good excuse too. And, once you’re ready, delivery is fast. It’s oh-so-convenient to shop with Everflex online, and your kids will have shiny school shoes soon!