Did you know that about 421,000 units of bacteria, including potentially fatal E.coli, are probably clinging to your shoes? We've warned readers about wearing shoes in the house. (Just don't.) But even if your house rules state "no shoes," you'll still want to clean your shoes. That's why we found the best shoe cleaners on the market. Not only do these cleaners rid your shoes of harmful debris, making them safer to wear indoors, but they also can make them look brand new. Consider us sold.
Ahead, we rounded up the most effective shoe cleaners on the market, some of which are backed by thousands of positive reviews, others are TikTok-famous, and a select few are House Beautiful-tested. No matter which one (or ones) you get for your home, you’ll love the result—that we can guarantee. Here’s the thing, though: We didn’t just include various solutions to remove stains and kill bacteria. We included everything (and we mean everything) that you could possibly need to add to your cleaning arsenal, such as microfiber cloths, a leather conditioner, bristle brushes, and more.
So if you want to keep your kicks fresh, opt for one of the best shoe cleaners available. “The factors that influence how these particles and dirt move through the indoor environment include climate, design of the entrance, and whether there are exterior mats and interior mats,” Jill Litt, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor of environmental studies, tells House Beautiful. What better way to jump-start spring cleaning than with your shoes? Shop our top picks now before they sell out!