Dirty laces, how to wash them

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One of the most used colors for strings is certainly white, which has always been considered one of the tones that perfectly accompany any type of sports shoe and of any color. The downside is that when white laces become dirty, often making them come back as new is very difficult.

Although string washing may seem a fairly simple procedure to perform, strings often tend not to return as bright as the beggining, maintaining a yellowish halo that rarely matches the shoe.

Precisely for this reason it is necessary to follow a vademecum about the methods of execution. First of all it is necessary to remove the dirty white laces from the shoes, as working on the single lace makes it easier to make them come back clean as in the beginning.

When the lace is particularly dirty, it is advisable to remove any grease by rubbing it with your fingers or with a special shoe-shine brush. The rubbing allows to almost completely remove the dirt, which will then be further processed in a whitening solution. To prepare this mixture it is necessary to turn 2 tablespoons of bleach in about 4 liters of water. This operation must be performed with extreme caution, otherwise in addition to dirty white laces, other garments may also be whitened.

At this point, just soak the dirty strings in the water with bleach for a few minutes and move them with a spatula. Care must also be taken when removing laces from water and bleach: the risk of staining or irritating the hands is very high.

As soon as you remove the dirty white laces from the soak, just put them in the washing machine and wash them in hot water with detergent and bleach. After washing, the strings can be grabbed by hand and left to dry in the air, where they will be left until they are completely dry.

The laces are ready to go back to being worn in the shoe for an absolutely clean and satisfying final result.

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