If you have invested hundreds of dollars in a fresh pair of Jordan, you will want to make sure that they stay fresh. Dirty jordan don’t just look bad, they also lose value and degrade more quickly, meaning you will be forced to shell out for a new pair way sooner than if you had kept them clean.

Of course, Jordan are not like other sneakers. They are made of a range of high-quality, unique materials. This means that knowing how to clean Jordan properly is a skill you need to maintain that drip and stay looking fresh. If you want to know exactly how to clean Air Jordan, read on for a simple step-by-step guide.

1. What You Need Before You Start

Whether you want to know how to clean satin Jordan or leather jordan, there are a few essential items you will need before you start. No matter what your Jordan are made up of, the correct cleaning materials and ingredients are probably already lying around in your home. Here is a list of everything you will need to clean your Jordan: 

  • Sneaker cleaning serum or liquid dish soap
  • A bowl of cool water (hot water may damage the shoes)
  • A soft brush
  • A hard brush
  • A toothbrush (to get into those more difficult nooks and crannies)
  • A clean and dry cloth
  • Household bleach

With all of these items to hand, you can make any pair of Jordan look as good as new! 

2. How to Clean Jordan: Step-By-Step Guide

Whether you want to clean white Jordan or rainbow color Jordan, it is important to follow a step-by-step process to clean them thoroughly without damaging them. Jordan are made up of a number of different parts and materials, each of which requires a different cleaning approach. Read on for a step-by-step guide on cleaning every part of your Jordan. 

How to Clean Jordan Insoles

The insoles are arguably the most important part of the Jordan to keep clean, even though these are not visible to outsiders. Insoles can gather up dirt, debris, and sweat just like any other part of the shoe. In addition, poorly-cleaned insoles will quickly become smelly, which is something that you definitely do not want. Once insoles start to smell bad, they can be very difficult to clean again. Therefore, you should try and clean your insoles are regularly as possible to prevent this from happening.

To clean the insoles of your Jordan, first, remove them from the shoes. Do not try to clean insoles when they are still inside the shoes, as this will not work. If they already smell, leave the insoles to air dry for an hour or two. Use a soft brush to remove any dirt, dust, mud, or debris from the insole.

Brush slowly and in a circular motion to remove dirt without wearing the delicate insole down. Then, add the dish soap or a few drops of sneaker cleaning solution to a bowl of water and mix thoroughly. Dip your soft brush in the liquid and gently scrub the insoles. Make sure to clean both the top side and bottom side of the insoles. When they are clean, leave them to air dry for a few hours. Make sure not to soak the insoles when you are cleaning them. 

How to Clean Jordan Shoelaces 

Jordan shoelaces are a high-quality product that requires extra attention when cleaning. Remove the shoelaces from the Jordans entirely and use a toothbrush to gently scrub away any dirt or debris. Take a bowl of cool water and add a couple of tablespoons of bleach, as well as some cleaning solution.

Place the laces in the water and submerge them completely. While they are soaking, take a spoon or spatula and stir them gently around in the mixture, mimicking the movements of a washing machine. After a few spins, remove the laces and scrub softly with a soft brush. Repeat this cycle three or four times and then leave the shoelaces out to air dry for a few hours. 

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How to Clean Jordan Suede Uppers

Knit jordans are more difficult to clean than leather and should be approached delicately. Knowing how to clean suede Jordans is not rocket science, but it does involve a little bit of finesse. First, stuff the Jordans with a balled-up cloth on the inside to stop them from getting soaked. Add some cleaning serum or dish soap to a bowl of cool water and dip a cloth into it.

Make sure to wring out the excess water from the cloth and then begin softly scrubbing the exterior of the suede. Repeat this until you have the desired results and then gently pat the shoes with a dry cloth to dry them out. Leave the shoes out and wrapped in a dry microfiber cloth for a few hours. 

How to Clean Jordan Leather Uppers

Leather Jordans are generally much easier to clean than suede ones. Begin the same process described above with the cool water and the balled-up cloth. Then, take a soft brush and dip it in the cleaning solution before applying it to the leather, scrubbing in a circular motion.

If tough stains persist, then you can use a hard brush to tackle them. However, this should be done with extreme caution so as not to damage the Jordans premium leather. Once the stains are removed, simply leave to air dry. 

How to Clean Jordan Soles 

Finally, it is important not to forget about the soles. When learning how to clean yellow soles on Jordans, it is important to remember to use sufficient force to get into every crack and crevice. Simply dip a hard brush in a solution of cool water and sneaker cleaning serum or liquid dish soap.

Then, thoroughly scrub the entire sole. Make sure to clean the brush after each round of scrubbing. To get into those hard-to-reach areas, take an old, hard toothbrush and get scrubbing. After this, all you need to do is pat the soles dry and you are ready to go. 

Cop the Latest Jordans Today

Now that you know how to clean Jordans, it is time to shop for the latest pairs. You can cop the entirety of the Air Jordan collection directly from our online store. Just remember to keep them clean!

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