Keeping your sneakers clean can be a tough job, especially if you play any sports that involve being outside on a field or track. To help you keep your shoes looking like new, we researched some of the top-selling and most versatile products out there and put together this sneaker cleaner buying guide. Before we get into our top ten products, let’s look at some of the features you need to know about as you shop.
Type: Most of our top picks are either foams or sprays. Foams offer a little more coverage but sprays are a little easier to control. We also found one really awesome product that’s actually a container of wipes presoaked in cleaner.
Safe for Leather:This is really important because the last thing you want to do is ruin your leather shoes. Luckily, these products are all really great quality and each and every one is safe to use on leather.
Whitener: Some of these have whitener included, some do not. There’s even one that comes in a kit with a separate bottle of whitener. It probably goes without saying but you should only use whitener on white shoes.
Pieces: Some of these are just a bottle of cleaner but we really liked some of the kits we found. If you come across a product with 3 or 4 pieces, it most likely includes a brush, microfiber cloth, or both.
Money Back Guarantee: Unfortunately, money back guarantees for sneaker cleaners aren’t very common. If you have a problem with the product you choose, we suggest you contact the company directly. Some have been credited with great customer service.
Package Size: Package size varies and there’s one thing to keep in mind. Some of these products are really concentrated and you’ll only need a drop or so. Similarly, foam expands significantly when it’s out of the package.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s get into our sneaker cleaner reviews. Here’s how it works. Our top and budget picks are right at the top so you can get to them even if you’re in a hurry. These are great products that really demonstrate the range that’s available. Keep reading if you can, there’s a wide variety on this list. So, what is the best sneaker cleaner? Let’s find out!