How to Clean Tennis Shoes With Scrubbing Bubbles

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If you've ever had a pair of tennis shoes that became dirty or had general wear spots, you know how hard it can be to get them clean. Household cleaners with acidic bases will eat away at leather shoes. You can avoid the damage by using Scrubbing Bubbles and a few minutes of your time. This is the easiest "no touch" system for general cleaning of tennis shoes. Read on to learn how to clean tennis shoes with Scrubbing Bubbles.

Things You'll Need

  • Scrubbing Bubbles

  • Soft white wash cloth

  • Water source

  • White tennis shoes

  • Old toothbrush

Step 1

Use the toothbrush to remove any caked on debris from the uppers of the shoe. Any debris that will not come off using the toothbrush will come off when soaked.

Step 2

Spray an ample amount of scrubbing bubbles onto the entire shoe. Let this sit for five minutes untouched or until the bubbles have disappeared.

Step 3

Use the soft washcloth to gently rub at any caked on debris that you weren't able to remove with the toothbrush. Use the toothbrush to scrub at small crevasses to remove any small debris. Wipe the shoes off completely with a clean portion of the washcloth.

Step 4

Rinse the washcloth out in your water supply and wring out completely. Wipe over the entire shoe to remove any residual bubbles. Let air dry.


On dark colored shoes, test Scrubbing Bubbles on the tongue of the shoe for colorfastness. This method should not be used on suede of any kind. This can also be used on the soles or rubber portions of any shoe.