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Best Shoe Cleaning Wipes For Sneakers, Flats and More

We’ve all been there: Everything is going smoothly until you accidentally step in mud or a puddle and dirty up your clean shoes. Thankfully, shoe wipes are an easy solution that can save any dirty sneakers with just a quick swipe. The best part? They’ll easily fit in your bag or pocket and can be pulled out whenever a shoe emergency calls for them. Ahead, we curated a list of the best shoe wipes for keeping your flats, sneakers and more styles pristine, including options from respected sneaker retailers and cleaner brands like GOAT and Sneaker Lab.

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1. GOAT Premium Shoe Cleaner Wipes

GOAT’s Premium Shoe Cleaner Wipes are free of harsh chemicals and safe to use on practically any material, including leather, nubuck, suede, canvas, vinyl, mesh,and more. They feature two sides: one textured side to clean tougher stains and a smooth side that cleans more delicate materials.

Pro: These wipes are individually packaged so they’re ideal for on-the-go usage. In addition to footwear, they also work well on car seats, purses and jackets.

Con: These are on the more expensive end.

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GOAT Premium Shoe Cleaner Wipes.
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2. Sneaker Lab Shoe Wipes

Sneaker Lab’s shoe wipes are biodegradable and free of harsh chemicals. They can be used on practically any type of material, like leather, canvas, mesh and various knits.

Pro: On top of being effective at cleaning sneakers and shoes, these wipes have a social justice component. For every Sneaker Lab product purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes towards Gold Roots, a nonprofit helping disadvantaged youth throughout Southern Africa.

Con: These may not be as strong for a deep cleaning.

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3. Diamond Wipes Shoe Shine Wipes

Diamond Wipes Shoe Shine Wipes can be used on the uppers and soles of shoes without darkening or drying out any leather. These come in a 50-count package so you won’t run out quickly.

Pros: They also bring a visible shine back to shoes while removing grime, without the help of added cloths or brushes.

Cons: The high gloss of the wipe is more effective on smooth, non-matte styles.

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Diamond Wipes Shoe Shine Wipes
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