How to Clean Jordans: A Basic Guide


Air Jordans first came out in 1984. It wasn’t until a year later, however, that they were released to the public and they were an instant hit—generating over $100 million in sales within 12 months.

Fast forward to today and they’re just as popular as ever. Take the Air Jordan 35, for example, it quickly sold out on the first day of release.

Did you recently buy a pair? Looking for a guide on how to clean Jordans? If so, you’re on the right page.

We’ll be going over some Jordan cleaning tips below. Keep reading to learn more!

Deep Cleaning Jordans

Knock the soles together to dislodge any dirt or debris. Next, dampen a clean cloth with warm water. Use it to wipe down the upper and midsoles of the sneakers; that’ll help get rid of any stains or marks on the surface.

Alternatively, you can use sneaker cleaning wipes. Not only will they clean the shoe, but they can also help eliminate germs.

Fill a small bowl with water and add in a few drops of dish soap. Dip the bristles of a shoe brush into the solution and use it to scrub your sneakers all over, reapplying cleaner when necessary. Remember to be gentle; you don’t want to damage the leather.

When you’re finished, ‘rinse’ the sneaker with a clean, wet cloth. Never put your Jordans under running water—that’ll saturate and damage the material. There’s also a chance that the sole will detach from the shoe.

Note: Consider replacing your Air Jordans if the treads, especially those on the soles, are worn out. You can check out for some of the latest styles.

Cleaning the Shoe Laces

Remove the laces from your Jordans and place them in a mesh laundry bag. That’ll keep them together and prevent them from getting tangled during the wash cycle. You can use a pillowcase if you don’t have a laundry bag—just tie off one of the ends with an elastic.

Run a regular wash cycle (it’s fine to wash them with other items) and let them air-dry afterward.

Or if you want, you can wash the laces by hand. Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a tablespoon of detergent. Gently agitate the water to mix the solution.

Place the laces into the bowl and swish them through the soapy water a few times. From there, let them soak for up to 20 minutes.

Rinse the laces under running water afterward and let them air dry on a clean towel.

Knowing How to Clean Jordans

And there you have it—a basic guide on how to clean Jordans. As you can see, it’s a pretty straightforward process. If anything, all you need is a bit of water and soap!

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