Twitter user @sarahtraceyy posted her method for brightening the shoes back up on her timeline, and her clever suggestion (along with a rather dazzling before and after picture) quickly went viral.
I am a miracle worker pic.twitter.com/BeivqBtdrv— cat mom (@sarahtraceyy) October 15, 2017
'I am a miracle worker,' she wrote alongside the snaps of the shoes looking grubby at the beginning of the process, and clean and polished at the end.
When asked how she'd achieved the results, Sarah detailed: 'ok rinse shoes, mix 1:1.5 of baking soda & detergent, scrub w toothbrush, let it sit for a while, rinse, put in washer, baby powder/dry'.
ok rinse shoes, mix 1:1.5 of baking soda & detergent, scrub w toothbrush, let it sit for a while, rinse, put in washer, baby powder/dryðŸŒž https://t.co/D5Skp5ha3x— cat mom (@sarahtraceyy) October 15, 2017
The original tweet received a fair amount of attention, with over 9k retweets, but it was when Sarah revealed how she'd made the incredible change happen that the post really started going viral, with over 98k retweets and thousands of comments.
Many users were quick to praise Sarah's ingenuity, with one admitting: 'My shoes neeeeeed this!'
'So after they're washed, you sprinkle baby powder all over them? dry in sun, shade, with a fan...? This is awesome!' another exclaimed.
'God obviously saw me googling how to clean white shoes today and sent this tweet my way,' a third declared.
One asked if they could use the concept on any colour of trainers, although Sarah stressed that she wasn't sure, responding: 'idk it’s the first time I did it lol'. Others, meanwhile, implored the college student to make a YouTube video so they could follow the system themselves.
Whilst there are a few steps involved, her idea uses products that you've probably already got in the house, so the hour or two of effort could well be worth it...
Do you have a pair of trainers that could do with this treatment? Are you planning on trying Sarah's idea for yourself? Let us know how you get on in the comment box below!