Friday, November 4, 2016

White Sneakers

In preparation for my upcoming trip to FAT CAMP,  I'm back on my treadmill, trying to build up some stamina so I can actually DO SOMETHING when I get there. 

I'm also making my own line of "active wear" (which, of course, will be the MOST fun part of this whole adventure). 

And I am breaking in several pairs of sneakers/walking shoes (something other than flip-flops). I have some brand new Nike's (still in the Zappos box).  And another pair that is more comfortable....but looks disgusting.

Then, I found this advice -- about how to to whiten white sneakers.

Hand wash with baking soda
  1. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, one-half tablespoon water and one-half tablespoon hydrogen peroxide to create a smooth paste.
  2. Gently brush the mixture into the shoe’s surface with an old toothbrush, just firm enough to work out any loose dirt and work the paste in.
  3. Brush on a second coat of paste.
  4. Stir the shoelaces into the remaining paste mixture.
  5. Set your shoes and laces in the sun for 3 to 4 hours, or until the paste is dry and cracking off. The brighter the sun and hotter the weather, the whiter and brighter your shoes will get.
  6. Brush off any excess paste and re-lace. Your shoes should be many times whiter than before!

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