New Years is often referred to as a time to reset: goals, expectations, habits and also to get organized. One part of getting organized is to clean my shoes which is why I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share an update on my KURU shoes. Yes, I did do an initial review but now that it has been about two years I thought it would be helpful to show how they have held up thus far. The reason I am only highlighting the Roam pair is because they have been my go-to pair. Since these are my daily shoes they are also extremely dirty which is why I am showing how/if they can be saved. In other words will they be yard shoes or continued daily wear shoes. Currently they are an eye sore so I am hoping they can be revived to an almost new appearance in the best case scenario.Read more: Years Review Kuru | Best Way to Clean White Shoes
Physically the structure of the shoes are good, they still provide arch support as they did when they were new. The two main “issues” which are honestly mostly user created flaws encompass the part of the shoe that you put on and off. In the first review I mentioned that the sides of the leather were rubbing off near the top part of the shoes which has gotten a little worse. The other issue is the back of the shoe has been defected from putting on and off my shoes by simply stepping into them instead of putting them on properly. This caused the back of the heel to get smooshed making it feel weird when walking at times. To see this issue on the shoe watch the video below and I will point it out. Both of these issues are not necessarily the shoes fault, however, I have yet to have a heel get crushed like these did.
Also in this video is an in-depth cleaning of these shoes with a little asmr too. There are three methods I use to clean white shoes so hopefully they help someone else revive their icky shoes too. I personally believe that all three of them combined create the best results when your shoes are to the point of looking like yard shoes. However, if you clean them monthly using a simple baby wipe should be enough to get them back to looking presentable.
- Water Based Baby Wipes
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- White Mixture: Water, Baking Soda and Tooth Paste
Shoe Lace Cleaning Tips
When it comes to cleaning shoes often people throw out the laces and buy new ones which never measure up to the original ones. Instead of simply throwing them in the washing machine try this hack instead. Fill up the bathroom sink with enough water to cover the laces. Sprinkle baking soda and soap into the water. Swirl around the mixture and let them soak for about 20 minutes. Rinse and hang them up to dry.