How to clean white shoelaces

White laces are a pain sometimes. No matter how much you clean them, they seem to come back dirty. This is because every day grime, along with foot sweat, builds up in the porous fibers of laces and stains them. What you need to realize is that they can be cleaned, but it will take some time and effort. Here is how to clean white shoelaces.

Clean your shoelaces in the bathtub

Shoelaces can get pretty grimy over time, especially if you’re a runner or walker. But don’t worry all you need to do is give them a quick wash in the bathtub and they’ll be good as new.

  • First, remove any dirt by rubbing the laces against themselves or gently scrubbing with an old toothbrush.
  • Then fill up a small bucket with water and add some dish soap to it.
  • Put your laces in there and submerge them completely, making sure to agitate them every 30 seconds or so until they’re clean again.

Scrub with a toothbrush

Turn your favorite pair of shoes into a new favorite pair by giving the laces a good scrub. You can do this with just about any household cleaner, but we recommend using an all-purpose cleaner like Windex or Fantastik.

Scrub with a toothbrush. If your laces are really dirty, you can use a toothbrush instead of a rag or sponge to scrub away the grime. The bristles will help loosen stubborn dirt without damaging the laces or fabric.

Soak in vinegar or water. If you don’t have any cleaners handy, you can try soaking your laces in vinegar or water before scrubbing them clean. This may soften up buildup and make it easier to scrub away stains and dirt from the laces themselves.

Rinse well and dry completely before reusing your shoes!

Apply baking soda and bleach

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean white shoelaces, this is the solution for you!

All you need is some baking soda, some bleach and a spray bottle.

First, mix together equal parts of both ingredients in a bowl. Then pour the mixture into your spray bottle. You can also use a measuring cup to get it mixed up. Next, spray the laces with your mixture and let them sit overnight or for at least 8 hours. After that time has passed, rinse the laces several times until all of the mixture has been removed from them. This will clean them up without having to scrub or soak them in any way!

Pour some bleach directly on the stains

White shoelaces are one of the most overlooked parts of your shoe. They’re usually the first to get dirty, but they can also be one of the easiest things to clean.

Here’s how to get them looking great again.

Pour some bleach directly on the stains. This is an old-school trick that works like a charm. You don’t need much bleach just enough to moisten the area around the stain. Then let it sit for 10 minutes or so before washing it down with water and scrubbing lightly with an old toothbrush. If you have access to a steam cleaner, use that instead of using bleach directly on your laces.

Use a bleach and water mixture

White shoelaces can get dirty and dingy over time. While they may look good, they can also be difficult to clean. To get rid of dirt and stains on white shoelaces, you’ll need a few household items and some elbow grease.

What You Need:

  • Bleach
  • Baking soda
  • Old toothbrush or dish scrubber
  • Water
  1. Mix the bleach and baking soda together in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth and even in color.
  2. Use about 2 tablespoons of baking soda for every 1/2 cup of water. The solution should be about as thick as cake batter. A mild bleach solution won’t harm your skin; however, it can cause irritation if it gets into your eyes or mouth.
  3. Make sure to wear rubber gloves when cleaning your laces with this mixture. You also want to make sure that any pets are kept away from this solution so that they don’t accidentally drink it or eat any residue left behind on your shoes after cleaning them.

Use a magic eraser for tough stains

White shoelaces can be difficult to clean. If you have a pair of white shoes that have white laces, you may find that you need to give them a good scrubbing from time to time. You could use soap and water, but soap is not recommended for delicate leather shoes or sneakers.

Instead, try using a magic eraser or other cleaning sponge. You can find these at most grocery stores and home improvement centers. They are very effective at removing tough stains from fabric without leaving behind soapy residue or harming your shoes in any way.

Place the shoelaces on a clean, dry towel

Shoe laces are the unsung heroes of our footwear. They keep our shoes in place, allow us to tighten or loosen our footwear and generally make us feel more comfortable. Unfortunately, they can get dirty quickly. If you spend a lot of time walking around in your sneakers, you might notice that the white shoelaces eventually begin to look dingy and gray.

There are several ways you can clean white shoelaces. The easiest method is to simply wash them in warm water with mild detergent and let them air dry on a clean towel before re-lacing your shoes. If you want to get rid of stains caused by dirt or shoe polish, try rubbing the laces with toothpaste or nail polish remover before washing them with soap and water as described above.

If your laces have been stained from wearing dark colored socks or if they’re just dirty from every day wear and tear, consider using bleach on them instead of detergent when washing them, this will help keep your shoes looking their best!


Cleaning and maintaining your white shoelaces can be a simple process, but there is an important order to follow. Washing the laces before dyeing them ensures that white remained on the lace and that it did not wash away. They are at the perfect stage for dyeing when you have cleaned them completely. As long as you follow these guidelines, your white shoelaces will look great indefinitely.