How to Clean Nike Sign on Shoes

By Steve Smith

The Nike sign on your shoes is made of plastic that is durable and coated in a gloss sealant. This gives it a shiny, glossy look. Sometimes the shine fades due to scuff marks, dirt and general use. You can keep this look for months if you take care of your shoes and clean the Nike sign with mild detergent and a brush.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Mix detergent in a bowl at a ratio of one part detergent to 100 parts water. That is about 1 tbsp. for a 1/2 gallon.
Step 2
Dip a soft-bristle brush into the bowl so that the entire brush is coated in soapy water. Remove the brush and tap it on the side of the bowl to remove excess water.
Step 3
Gently brush the front side of the Nike sign on your shoes, working the detergent water into the dirt or grease that is on the sign. Quickly remove any water which has dripped onto the shoe leather with a towel.
Step 4
Continue to lightly scrub for a minute or so. Then wipe the sign clean with a towel. If the sign is not clean, repeat Step 3 until it is completely free of dirt and grime.

Tips & Warnings

Use gentle soap for mild dirt stains, and only use heavier detergents for darker stains.
Do not let water stand on leather Nike shoes. Have a towel ready to blot away water as soon as it drips onto the leather part of your shoes.

About The Author

Steve Smith has published hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics, including cars, travel, lifestyle, business, golf, weddings and careers. His articles, features and news stories have appeared in newspapers, consumer magazines and on various websites, including and Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from University of New Hampshire Durham.

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