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keeping my Danskos white!


Specializes in Pediatric Hem/Onc. Has 4 years experience.

Okay....I splurged on the Professionals and absolutely love them! My feet, legs, and back are OH so happy now.:yeah:

But....I have a few scuff marks on them and it makes me sad. The salesperson told me you should only use a damp cloth to clean them, as anything else will ruin the finish. The website says soap and water, with polish as needed for scuff marks. Someone at work mentioned shaving cream? Now I'm not sure what to do. I bought white so they could do double duty for school. Plus I think white shoes look really nice - as long as you keep them white!

So give me your secrets: what do you use to keep your Danskos (or any leather shoe with similar finish) white, without discoloring them?


Specializes in ICU, Mother/Baby.

Afetr two years of weraing mine I finally was able to find something to cover my scuff marks up......White Out. It worked great!

ShantheRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric Hem/Onc. Has 4 years experience.

I was looking for specific brands of polish - thanks, Sue! I'll look for the Sani-White.

Thanks for the tips, everyone :)


Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

I have the same problem too :(

Now I know why the other nurses buy them in dark colors.

Hot Shot carpet cleaner will take the scuff marks off. I'm sure it's not good for the shoes, but it works and I wash them off well after removing the marks then follow up with a leather conditioner.

Morainey, BSN, RN

Specializes in Orthopedic, LTC, STR, Med-Surg, Tele.

I used Windex on mine, not sure what to do about scuffs though...

Havin' A Party!, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management. Has 10 years experience.

Was never able to clean my white ones. Tried a bunch of techniques and products.

Switched to dark colors and will not go back.

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