Keeping White Vapors Clean

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  1. DeFrank

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    I'm thinking about getting the next Vapor colorway, the white/orange look at some point, but my biggest reservation is keeping them clean, especially because I often play on a very dusty indoor surface. Any tips on how to maintain a clean look without destroying the shoe through lots of washes?
     
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  2. esgee48

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    Brush off the dirt; then saddle soap the leather. Can also use ethanol followed by light waxing.
     
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  3. kimguroo

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    Vapor might not last until it gets really dirty hahaha.
     
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  4. Relinquis

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    i wore white wilson shoes when playing on clay. never washed them. prefer that they show a bit of red dust. i think it looks more hardcore.

    Just get a darker colour for hardcourts. less maintenance, more time living your life/playing tennis.
     
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  5. rafafan20

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    Scrubbing bubbles foam cleaner
     
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    haha, true. I used to use mr clean magic erasers on my plastic and leather shoes (barricade and CB) to keep them Like new. Not sure with the vapors
     
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  7. hcb0804

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    You can't keep white shoes clean. Experience has taught me this life lesson.
     
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  8. bosssauce

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    yeh they lasted me 1 week
     
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  9. adidasman

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    Shrink wrap.

    (I love posts like this. Every time I think I'm too persnickety about my clothes or whatever, I think about posts like this - imagining a guy with his little Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, dabbing at his shoes - and I feel better about myself. :))
     
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  10. bosssauce

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    hahhaha put a good picture in my head
     
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    Not really answering your question, but I've been thinking of getting grey shoes next time just so they'll always/never look dirty.
     
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    As the kids like to say 'Haters gonna hate.' :)

    Said it before, saying it again. Anti-bacterial soap and an old toothbrush. This was only about 3 minutes of scrubbing - could do even better - and this picture doesn't show how much difference there is. The brown really came out of the gray - never thought that would look so good again. Volt brightened up too:

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Nostradamus

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    why not take it to the dry cleaners ?
     
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  15. anhuynh16

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    I don't think would mind this, but check out jasonmarkk.com - they are a sneaker shoe cleaner that is AMAZING! It has worked on every shoe that I've needed to clean.
     
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    just dump it and get a new one. if it is used so much to that point of dirtiness, it must be worn out.
     
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  17. v-verb

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    Thanks for the tip - will try it out!
     
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  18. DeFrank

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    I appreciate all the comments guys, thank you.
     
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  19. Bobby Jr

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    I tried this today on my Indian Wells colourways which had pure white mesh and it worked a treat! Was quite impressed with how easily most of the dirt came out.

    *reminder to buy new toothbrush before end of day* :p
     
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    I wrote a letter to adidas back in 1975 or thereabouts (I was in high school), asking how I could clean my Rod Lavers; warm soapy water and a toothbrush was their reply. Some things never change.
     
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  21. kunzzy

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    no use washing the white shoes....it will just turn cream color after a year....i gave all my white nike cb and vp away...its just too ugly to wear....haha
     
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    When I get I get a new pair of white shoes I try to make it a point to play on red clay... I haven't done it yet with my white B7s. I've been playing on hard courts lately and some paint from the court tends to rub off on my shoes.
     
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    Why would you do that?
     
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