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DeFrank 01-23-2013 07:50 PM

Keeping White Vapors Clean
 
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?

esgee48 01-23-2013 07:59 PM

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

kimguroo 01-23-2013 08:15 PM

Vapor might not last until it gets really dirty hahaha.

Relinquis 01-23-2013 11:40 PM

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.

rafafan20 01-24-2013 05:56 AM

Scrubbing bubbles foam cleaner

ellipticality_224 01-24-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kimguroo (Post 7155991)
Vapor might not last until it gets really dirty hahaha.

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

hcb0804 01-24-2013 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeFrank (Post 7155923)
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?

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

bosssauce 01-24-2013 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kimguroo (Post 7155991)
Vapor might not last until it gets really dirty hahaha.

yeh they lasted me 1 week

adidasman 01-25-2013 08:13 AM

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. :))

bosssauce 01-25-2013 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by adidasman (Post 7163713)
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. :))

hahhaha put a good picture in my head

brianb76 01-25-2013 03:21 PM


slowfox 01-25-2013 08:54 PM

Not really answering your question, but I've been thinking of getting grey shoes next time just so they'll always/never look dirty.

West Coast Ace 01-27-2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kimguroo (Post 7155991)
Vapor might not last until it gets really dirty hahaha.

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:


Nostradamus 01-27-2013 08:58 AM

why not take it to the dry cleaners ?

anhuynh16 01-27-2013 09:02 AM

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.

Nostradamus 01-27-2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by West Coast Ace (Post 7171778)
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:


just dump it and get a new one. if it is used so much to that point of dirtiness, it must be worn out.

v-verb 01-27-2013 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anhuynh16 (Post 7171803)
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.

Thanks for the tip - will try it out!

DeFrank 01-27-2013 10:14 AM

I appreciate all the comments guys, thank you.

Bobby Jr 01-28-2013 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by West Coast Ace (Post 7171778)
Said it before, saying it again. Anti-bacterial soap and an old toothbrush...

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

adidasman 01-28-2013 10:04 AM

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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