How to Clean White NMDs (11 Ways To Clean White Nmds)

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How to Clean White Nmds

NMD stands for Nomad. It is a shoe style that takes inspiration from the Adidas Micropacer, Rising Star, and Boston Super. Each of these models was designed for running, with the Micropacer featuring a built-in stopwatch that remains as one of the brand’s most technologically advanced designs to date.

There’s no denying it: White NMDs are amazing. Their sleek, low-profile design and lightweight, cushioned feel make them some of the most comfortable sneakers around, but they’re also super easy to style with almost any casual outfit. The only problem with white sneakers is that they’re incredibly hard to keep clean.

Since you’ve invested in a pair of white NMDs, you probably want to keep them looking new for as long as possible. In this guide, we’ll show you how to clean your white NMDs using a few household items and a few simple steps.

11 Ways To Clean White Nmds

NMDs are a popular lifestyle shoe that’s comfortable and stylish. They’re also pricey, so you’ll want to take care of them. That includes cleaning them when they get dirty. Here’s how to clean your white NMDs so they look as good as the day you bought them.

Whether you’re trying to get rid of dirt or stains, here are 11 different ways you can clean your kicks.


adidas Originals mens NMD_R1 Sneaker, White/White/White, 10.5


1. Toothbrush and soap

The first thing anyone should know is the easiest way to clean their sneakers. Using a toothbrush and some water, scrub the surface of your shoes till they turn spotless

2. Toothpaste

If soap and water don’t work, try using toothpaste instead. Apply an even layer of toothpaste to the surface of your shoes, then scrub them with a brush till they look as good as new.

3. Nail polish remover

Nail polish remover may take away layers of paint from your shoes, so only use this method if absolutely necessary. Start by pouring some nail polish remover into a bowl and adding some water into it. Then apply a small amount onto the discoloration or stain on your shoe and rub gently with a cotton ball until the stain lifts.

4. Baking soda

For this method, put some baking soda in a bowl and then add some water to form a paste. Rub this paste onto the stained area with a toothbrush and leave it to sit for about 30 minutes. Then wipe off the paste with a damp cloth and repeat if necessary.


adidas Originals Men's NMD_R1 Primeknit Sneaker, White/Black/Grey, 11


5. Vinegar and baking soda

Baking soda and vinegar is one of the most popular ways to remove stains from any garment, especially white shoes. This method helps remove stray smudges as well as deep-set dirt on your NMDs. Simply mix a solution containing equal parts of white vinegar and water.

Then add two teaspoons of baking soda into the mixture until it forms a paste. Next, use a toothbrush to apply the paste onto the stain on your shoe and scrub gently. After a few minutes, wipe the shoe clean with a damp cloth and rinse with water

6. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to chemical solutions, try using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to get rid of discoloration and dirt on your white NMDs. Start by mixing equal parts of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a bowl until you get a paste-like consistency.

Then use a toothbrush or cloth to apply it on the dirty areas of your shoes and scrub gently until the dirt comes off. You may have to repeat this process multiple times, but it’s a gentle way to clean fabric sneakers without harming them.

7. White Vinegar

White vinegar can be used as a pre-wash for your sneakers if you want to give them a good cleaning. Just add two cups of white vinegar in a bowl of warm water and soak the parts of your shoes that are dirty or stained into them for about 30 minutes. You can also use a toothbrush to scrub off any stubborn stains after soaking them in vinegar.

8. Eraser/Magic Eraser

A brilliant hack that many people have tried out successfully is cleaning their shoes with an eraser or magic eraser (a melamine foam-based cleaning product). All you need to do is dampen the eraser slightly with water and scrub the surface of your shoes gently, till all dirt is removed from them (this may take a while if you are cleaning white sneakers).

9. Detergent and water

If you happen to have a little more dirt on your shoes than you bargained for then you may need to use detergent and water to get the job done. Using a proportionate mixture of detergent and water, soak your sneaker into the mixture for about 10-15 minutes or until all dirt particles are visible through the surface of your shoe. Then scrub the surface of your sneaker using a toothbrush, rinse and air dry them.

10. Bleach and water

For those who are looking to get rid of those stubborn stains on their shoes, bleach could be their savior. Using a proportionate amount of bleach and water, soak your shoes into the mixture for about 15-20 minutes or until all stains become visible through the surface of your shoe. Once done, take out your shoe from this mixture, wipe off any excess liquid.


adidas NMD_R1 Shoes Men's, Black, Size 11


11. Oxiclean Soak

If you want to give your shoes an intense cleansing, then try out this method. To begin with, pour one ounce of Oxiclean into a gallon of warm water and allow it to dissolve. Once dissolved, dip the toothbrush in the solution and scrub the affected areas. Allow it to sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing it thoroughly with clean water. Repeat this process if you have stains that are still visible on your shoes.

In summary, White shoes are a great way to stay on top of the latest fashion trends, but keeping them looking clean can be a challenge. Let’s face it; anything white is easy to stain. From dirt and grass stains to coffee spills, white shoes can get dirty fast.

When you’re out with your friends or just doing errands, you want your shoes to look their best. And since most NMDs are made from a thick material, you may be thinking that cleaning them will be difficult. But luckily, there are many different ways to clean these shoes if they get dirty or stained.

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