A hack that helps people get creases out of their trainers has gone viral after being shared on  Twitter .

Look, shoes take a real punishing. We wear them all the time walking about and – if you’re based in the  UK  – half the time it is absolutely pouring down, ruining them.

Shoes, let’s face it, are also really bloody expensive. If you want nice ones, anyway. So it’s little wonder that someone offering a bit of help to rejuvenate a pair of slightly thrashed out sneaks has been so popular.

First off, you’ll need a few things. A pair of shoes (well, duh!), some tissue paper or socks – basically any old fabric, but a fair amount of it – an iron, and some hot water.


Before. Credit: Twitter

I’ll let the person who taught us the trick explain. A  Twitter  user and  YouTuber  called  Shantel De Bonsu .

Shantel  tweeted: “Step 1: stuff your shoe with the socks/old clothes or tissue paper to the point where you can’t see the crease anymore and when you press on the top of the shoe it doesn’t move.”

So far, so easy. Got it? Right, on we go.


After! Credit: Twitter

“Step 2: wet your small towel or cloth with hot water, then squeeze the water out so it’s damp…

“Step 3: place your towel or cloth on top of the crease.”

Still there? If this was  Blue Peter  I’d ask you to get an adult or responsible older brother to help you with step four if you’re a child.

She continued: “Step 4: iron the towel or cloth with VIM but be sure to keep lifting the iron up or you’ll burn your shoe! Depending how bad the crease is determines the time in which it will take to get rid of the crease!”


Not exactly brand new, but certainly better. Credit: Twitter

In case – like me – you’re asking “what the hell is VIM?” it’s a cleaning product. Pretty sure you can find an equivalent if you have a look online.

We can’t do everything for you, can we?

Anyhow, the original tweet has been incredibly popular since it was shared on 15 April. In fact, it has been retweeted nearly 150,000 times and has 337,000 likes. Those are impressive numbers.

Also, Shantel has shared some of the responses from people using the technique to breath new life into their tired kicks.


Credit: Twitter


Credit: Twitter

Looks like it works! Give it a go at home and your shoes will be like new once again. Well, they’ll at least be less creased or so burned up that you need new ones, but you needed new ones anyway!

Source: ladbible

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