How to Clean Canvas Shoes

From Keds to Converse, canvas shoes have been popular for ages, and while they are super cute, they can get dirty quick. No worries, I can show you how to clean canvas shoes in a snap!

Clean Converse Shoes

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As a child, I can remember wearing either Keds or Converse shoes to school every day. They were all the rage then, and they are still super popular among children and adults alike. The only complaint I ever really had about these canvas shoes was that they got dirty really easily, and once they were dirty, they weren't exactly easy to clean. If you bleached them, they could turn yellow and the canvas could tear, and washing them in the washer could cause them to shrink a bit or tighten up. Now that my daughter is wearing them regularly, I needed to find an easy way to clean them without damaging them.

How to Clean Converse and Keds

What you will need:

canvas shoe cleaning solution

Step 1:  Make the canvas shoe cleaning solution by mixing 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with ¼ cup of dish liquid.

Step 2:  Dry brush any dirt off of shoes, then use a scrub brush to work the cleaning solution into the canvas shoes. Make sure to clean the tongue of the shoe and the shoe strings as well.

cleaning canvas shoes

Step 3:  Let the solution sit on the shoes for at least 10 minutes so it can do its magic!

rinsing canvas shoes

Step 4:  Rinse the shoes with cold water.

clean Converse shoes

Step 5:  Let the shoes air dry overnight.

Clean shoes with Magic Eraser

Step 6:  Use a Magic Eraser sponge to clean any rubber areas of the shoes.

Clean canvas shoes

This easy method will help clean your canvas shoes so you and your kiddos can wear them all year!

Check out all of my easy cleaning tips and trick HERE on my Home Tips Page!

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