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This handy sneaker cleaner helps give dirty shoes a second life — and it's 43% off on Amazon

Amazon shoppers say this "handy cleaner" made their shoes look as good as new.

Philips Sneaker Cleaner, 3X brushhead Blue/Yellow, 4X AA Battery, Effective Cleaning, Soft Brush, Sponge, Blue/Yellow (GCA1000/60)
This handy sneaker cleaner helps give dirty shoes a second life (photo via Amazon).

Keeping your shoes looking fresh and new is sometimes easier said than done. Luckily, there's a gadget for just about everything these days, including cleaning sneakers. What's more, Amazon Canada usually has all the things you'll need, like this Philips Sneaker Cleaner — the latest cleaning tool that'll help keep your kicks clean. While it normally retails for $40, it's on sale for 43 per cent off ahead of Amazon's Big Spring Sale, bringing its price down to just $23. To find out if this cleaning tool is worth adding to your Amazon cart, keep reading for all the details, plus more Philips deals to shop.

This cleaning tool makes it easy to remove dirt and scuffs from sneakers. 

$23 at Amazon

How does it work?

While using good old-fashioned elbow grease can help remove dirt and stains from shoes, the Philips Sneaker Cleaner delivers up to 500 rotations per minute for an effective clean.

It comes with three brush heads (hard, soft, and sponge), depending on the material you're cleaning, and is battery powered for convenience. Simply wet the brush with water and soap, switch on the Philips Sneaker Cleaner, and wipe the sneaker with a clean towel when you're done.

Someone using the sneaker cleaner on a pair of dirty shoes
Philips Sneaker Cleaner (Photo via Amazon)

What people think

According to nearly 6,700 customer reviews, this shoe cleaner is a worthwhile purchase. Shoppers say that it "removes all dirt from the sneakers," no matter what material they were.

One reviewer claimed it made two-year-old shoes look as "new as the day I bought them."

Another shared that "my kids' school shoes and runners never looked so clean."

"Don't throw away dirty runners before you buy this," added a third.

While shoppers have found that this shoe cleaner works well to remove mud, dirt and scuffs from sneakers and dress shoes alike, they caution that it does have its limitations. Older stains may need the help of a professional — especially if your shoes are light in colour.

It's best "for getting the minor, dry dust off from the shoes," says one reviewer.

The verdict

If you're sick of struggling to clean your shoes, the Philips Sneaker Cleaner is a solid (and affordable) investment. It's convenient, portable and "works very well" to clean dirt and mud from sneakers and dress shoes alike. However, keep in mind that this cleaning hack might be best suited to everyday messes and not heavily stained shoes.

More Philips deals to shop on Amazon Canada

  • Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

    $800$1,000
    Save $200
  • Philips 5400 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

    $1,100$1,360
    Save $260
  • Philips Saeco Xelsis Super Automatic Espresso Machine

    $1,399$1,611
    Save $212

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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