This Unconventional Laundry Bag is the Key to Sneakers That Look Brand New

published Mar 6, 2020
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White sneakers are easy to mix and match, but as anyone who’s ever owned a pair can attest, they’re also easy to stain and grime. Usually, an old toothbrush, a sponge, and a bit of laundry detergent would suffice, but for tougher stains, a trip to the washing machine could be necessary.

Enter the Teletrogy Laundry Shoe Wash Bag, an invention that promises to clean your sneakers while making sure they’re not mishandled in the wash. The strange-looking product features over 10,000 fluffy fibers designed to buff your shoes, getting in those hard-to-reach edges to make it look brand new. The fibers also act as a cushy protective layer, preventing the sneakers from tossing around in the machine and making a racket.

According to one review on Amazon (there are 83 as of this writing, with an average of 4.4 stars), the bags can even remove funky odors, saying: “…Let me tell you, these shoes are synthetics, so, after every tennis match they are sweat-soaked and the odor after it is awkward. So, with this laundry bag I am able now to wash my shoes after every tennis match and have them clean, smelling good and ready for the next tennis match. I definitely love it.”

The Teletrogy Laundry Shoe Wash Bag comes with two pairs of adjustable shoe trees—one larger, one smaller—which ensure your sneakers don’t sag and deform in the wash.

However, if you don’t have in-unit laundry, don’t fret—we have three easy ways to clean white shoes by hand, no extra products needed.