Expert Sneaker Advice


GQ has an informative guide on caring for your sneakers. After all, with more and more high-end sneakers hitting the market, if you drop the serious cash those require, then you're going to want to keep those kicks clean. They consulted with the magazine's creative director Jim Moore, sneaker cleaning expert Jason Markk, along with a few other sneaker fiends about how to keep your coolest shoes looking (and smelling) as fresh as possible.

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Be Sure to Brush

What it really comes down to is the bristle; if you have an Air Max with a cotton mesh upper, what's going to happen is that mesh is going to pill up when you use a stiffer bristle," says Markk.



With one side plain and smooth for simple spot cleaning, and the other built with textured blue dots to give each wipe a slight abrasiveness, tougher stains can be taken care of in a snap. "I keep these in my backpack," says Brandon Edler of Finish Line. "One time I spilled hot sauce on a pair of Ronnie Fieg Asics and they came through."

How to Keep White Shoes White

When your white kicks are looking less than fresh, here's how to brighten them up.