To start, take an old toothbrush and quickly remove any dirt or debris before washing your shoes. This will make for easier stain removal and a more successful wash. If you have any bad stains, you can pre-treat it with a professional canvas treatment product.
To get the soles clean, add some baking soda to a bowl and create a paste by mixing an equal amount of water in. Dip the toothbrush in and gently massage the paste into the sole – when you’re done, wipe them clean.
- Never use bleach.
- For really stubborn stains add a little white fluoride tooth paste to your tooth brush and scrub gently in the affected area.
- Air-dry shoes and laces.
- Do not dry your shoes in the direct sun, near a fireplace or heater.
- Direct heat breaks down the canvas fabric and causes then to become dried out and brittle.