Blackened white shoes look sad. You just washed your shoes in the washing machine, using the right cycle, but they come out almost the same, maybe a touch more white than before. If the washing machine did not do the job, how could you? Right?
You have to do a little manual labor.
First of all, you need an old toothbrush. And tooth paste. Treat your snickers as you would your teeth, and what I mean by that is to use circular motions. Rub and rinse and rub and rinse until the job is done.
Be sure not to rub excessively or you will end up damaging your shoes.
Aside toothpaste, baking soda is another great ally for shoe cleaning. And it is also great for deodorizing. Just sprinkle some inside your shoe and leave it in there for a while. Wash afterwards.
To clean leather shoes, you need to be m0ore gentle. Leather requires more attention and finesse.
You can use distilled white vinegar and water, baking soda and water, soft detergent and water, and to give them back the softness you can use non-oily face moisturizers or even a little olive oil on a soft microfiber cloth.
You can also use a dried banana peel to soften leather. Just rub the inside of the dried banana peel onto the leather.
To deodorize your shoes, you can also use essential oils. Just get yourself a clean spray container such as the ones of window cleaners, and mix distilled white vinegar with water, and add your favorite essential oil in there, such as lavender, rose, vanilla or whatever pleases you.
To clean the shoelaces just use laundry detergent and water and rub as much as necessary using a toothbrush. Rinse and repeat as many times as necessary.