How to Get a Stain Out of the Mesh of a Shoe

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Mesh shoes have parts of the shoe made of mesh or netting. People wear mesh shoes as an everyday shoe or for sports such as tennis or running. If the mesh is not cleaned properly, the shoe may begin to smell and grow mold or bacteria. Cleaning mesh shoes is important for the life of the shoe and for the health of your feet. Fortunately, it is not hard to clean mesh shoes.

Step 1

Brush off any dried stains with a soft brush. Move the brush in only one direction so as not to damage the mesh.


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Step 2

Make a paste of one part baking soda and one part vinegar in a bowl.

Step 3

Apply the paste to the stain on the mesh part of the shoe with a paper towel. Leave the paste on for 10 to 20 minutes.

Step 4

Wet a paper towel and rinse off the paste completely.


Step 5

Blot dry with a paper towel to absorb excess water.

Step 6

Place a small cloth inside shoe to help with the drying process. Allow shoe to dry completely before wearing.



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