How to Make Black Air Force 1's Clean

Air Force 1s, also referred to as AF1s, are a line of shoes manufactured by Nike. The leather athletic shoes come in a variety of colors and designs for both men and women, including black, brown and white. The shoes should be cleaned as needed to remove dirt, dust and water spots.

Step 1

Spray the exterior of the Nike Air Force 1s with an athletic shoe cleaning product. Do not use a product containing bleach as this will discolor black shoes.

Step 2

Rub the cleaner into the shoe using a shoe cleaning brush or a toothbrush. Many athletic shoe cleaning products are sold with a brush or have a brush as the product cap. Vigorously scrub the cleaner into the shoes.

Step 3

Dampen a soft cloth in cool water. Squeeze to remove excess water. Wipe down the shoes to remove soap residue.

Step 4

Dry the shoes with a towel or allow them to air dry.


Kallie Johnson

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