What about the inside of my Vans?
You can use a paste of baking soda and mild detergent to whiten the
inside of your Vans. Put a towel on your work surface, then take a
small brush or toothbrush and work the paste into the inside of your
shoes. Leave it for up to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and
How to safely bleach the white strip on your Vans
Most Vans have a white rubber strip that runs around the outside of
the sole to give them a distinctive edge. Your first instinct
might be to reach for the bleach, but that could turn your shoes
yellow. Restore yours to box fresh using these steps.
- Choose a clear work
surface and cover it with a towel or sheet
masking tape to cover the material of the shoe, to avoid damaging
the top or sides with any stray cleaning product.
- Fill a small cup with a cleaning product from our recommended
list: white vinegar, lemon juice, rubbing alcohol or acetone.
- Take an old toothbrush or small, soft-bristled cleaning
brush, dip it into the cleaning product and gently buff the white
rubber in small circular motions.
- Wipe with a clean,
damp cloth and you’re done!
You can use the same method to clean the rubber bottoms of your Vans
too. Be sure to get loose dirt and grit off first with a brush.