If you've ever tossed a pair of trainers because they look creased and worn out, read on.
Whether they're pristinely white or barely scuffed, creases in your runners can leave them looking tired and worn out. And while we love our shoes to look a little worn in, sometimes it's not the look you're going for.
The sneaker heads of the world have perfected the art of rejuvenating your runners at home, and one TikTok runner hack has gone viral.
In a video posted earlier this month, user @theshowlorios shared their method for uncreasing your runners. Run by Miguel and Grace, their account shares tips on everything from whitening white trainers to deep cleaning even the dirtiest shoes – all tips shared by "shoe doctor" Miguel.
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First, he takes a cloth and stuffs it into the shoe until the toe of the shoe is filled out. After checking that each side of the shoe is filled evenly, take a damp cloth and lay it over the toe of the shoe.
Wrapping the cloth tightly over the shoe, you iron the front of it over the cloth, focusing pressure on where the creases are.
When you remove the cloth, you'll see that all the creases have been buffed and smoothed out, leaving your shoe looking brand new. In the comments, Miguel adds that this won't work for suede as only leather can take the heat from ironing.
Miguel adds a final touch to improve the look of the runner by painting the leather seams on the front with some white shoe paint to leave them looking box-fresh.
The video instantly went viral on both TikTok and Instagram, with 2.7 million and 53,000 views respectively. So next time your favourite white runners look a little beat up, don't rush to replace them!