Cleaning the Chicago Air Jordan 1 with the RESHOEVN8R Signature Shoe Cleaning Kit.

How to Clean Jordan 1s — 6 Easy Steps

How to Clean Jordan 1s — Full Guide W/ Video & Photos

Chances are if you’re reading this blog post, you own a pair of Jordan 1s (or many pairs) and want to understand how to clean them. You’re in luck! Millions of sneakerheads just like you have the same question…how do I clean Jordan 1s? 

We understand that keeping your Jordan 1s clean is about more than looks alone…if you’re paying top dollar for a fresh pair of 1s, you need to protect your investment. Whether you’re a first time buyer or a lifelong sneaker collector, understanding how to clean Jordan 1s is a must. 

Today we’re going to give you both the knowledge, skill, and tools to clean your Jordan 1s. The best part? It’s so easy that anyone can follow along and achieve the same results. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started with this practical guide on how to clean Jordan 1s. 

How to Clean Jordan 1s at Home

Step 1: Set up your Cleaning Station

The first step in any good cleaning session is to set up your cleaning station. The shoe cleaning kit of choice to clean your Jordan 1s is the RESHOEVN8R Signature Kit. This is by far and away the most effective cleaning kit for Jordans because it will allow you to pretreat the sneakers with the Brushes and Solution AND put them in the washing machine to flush out dirt with the Laundry System

Once you’ve got your Signature Kit ready to go, pour some water into a bowl and squirt two squirts of Solution into it. If you’d like, use one of our absorbent Cleaning Mats underneath your cleaning station as a way to keep your workspace clean and dry. 


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Step 2: Prepare your Shoes

There are a few things you need to do to prep your Jordan 1s for this cleaning session. The first is to remove the shoelaces. Then you should insert the Adjustable Shoe Trees. This will help the toe box keep its shape and allow you to apply pressure throughout the cleaning process. Once you’ve completed this step, use the Soft Brush to dry brush any loose dirt from the shoe, and proceed to the next step. 

Step 3: Clean the uppers with the Soft Bristle Brush

Dip your Soft brush into your bowl of Solution and water, and start hammering the uppers of your Jordan 1s. The more suds the better, this means that our powerful cleaning Solution is working effectively to rid your shoes of dirt and debris. 

Once you’re done with this step, feel free to dry the shoe off with your Microfiber Towel, and proceed to the next step. 

Step 4: Scrub the midsole with the Medium Brush

Now that your uppers are free of dirt and grime, use the Medium Brush to clean the midsole. The midsole on the Jordan 1 is generally the spot that attracts the most staining and dirt, so pay close attention to this part of the process.

Step 5: Use the Stiff Brush to clean the outsole

Cleaning the outsole on your Jordan 1 is just as important as the rest of the shoe. Our Stiff Brush was designed specifically for removing dirt from the grooves and gaps in the sole. After a good scrubbing, your outsole should come out look brand new. 

Step 6: Toss your Jordan 1s in the washing machine

Even after a preliminary clean, your Jordan 1s most likely need some extra work on the tongue. In order to flush out any locked-in stains you need to put your shoes in the wash. Place your shoes into the Sneaker Laundry Bag and place a Sneaker Laundry Pod into the pouch. 

After a full wash cycle with cold water, your Jordan 1s should come out looking (and smelling) fresh and clean.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 2-6 for the rest of your Jordan 1s

This foolproof method on how to clean Jordan 1s is as easy as that. By following these detailed steps (and the example video above) you should be able to clean any pair of Jordan 1s in your collection with ease. 

How to Clean Jordan 1s: FAQS

Can you clean Jordan 1s with dish soap?

We would not recommend using dish soap to clean your Jordan 1s. Our Sneaker Cleaning Solution is made of all-natural oils that are designed to condition your shoes as you clean them. Using a shoe-specific cleaning solution is the way to go. Leave the dish soap for your dishes! 

How do you uncrease Jordans?

The method that we use to uncrease Jordan is called the iron method. To do this, stuff your Jordan 1s with towels to support the toe box. Then take a wet rag and place it over the toe area, and start ironing back and forth to remove the crease. Be careful not to burn the material or keep the iron in one spot for too long. 

Another great thing you can do is make sure you always store your Jordan 1s with our Adjustable Shoe Trees. This will help the shoes keep their shape when they’re not on foot. The last thing you can try is our Crease Protectors. These wearable inserts stop creasing before it happens!

How do I get my Jordans white again?

This answer to this question is simple: The Signature Kit. As you saw in the video above, the Signature Kit has the ability to bring your shoes back to life and make your Jordans white again. Thanks to the Brushes, Solution, and the Laundry System, it’s not hard to get your Jordans white again! 

The Air Jordan 1 comes in many different shapes, sizes and colors. The one thing that remains constant is the effectiveness of RESHOEVN8R when it comes to keeping your 1s looking right. 

How do you clean Jordan 1s? With RESHOEVN8R, of course. 

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