Your sneakers are dirty? In this article, we’ll show you 4 tips on how to best clean your fabric shoes.

Fabric shoes are a popular choice for summer. They are comfortable, lightweight and versatile, but they can also get dirty quickly. Whether they are sneakers, espadrilles or canvas shoes, regular cleaning is important to keep them fresh and clean. In this article, we’ll give you some useful tips and tricks on how to effectively clean your canvas shoes.

How to clean your fabric shoes

There are several ways you can clean your fabric shoes. You can read about a few of them here. Before you clean your fabric shoes, it is still advisable to remove the laces and clean the shoes from excess dirt and dust. Gently tap or brush them to loosen coarse dirt.

  1. Hand wash

Most cloth shoes can be washed by hand with no problem. Fill a bowl or bucket with lukewarm water and add a few drops of mild detergent. Dip a soft brush or sponge into the soapy water and gently clean the shoes with it. Be careful not to rub the shoe fabric too hard to avoid damage. Then rinse the shoes with clean water to remove the soap residue.

  1. Machine wash

Some fabric shoes can also be cleaned in the washing machine, especially if they are made of cotton or linen. Before putting them in the washing machine, remove the laces and place the shoes in a laundry bag or pillowcase to protect them. Choose a gentle cycle with cold water and a mild detergent. Avoid using fabric softener as it can affect the breathability of the fabric.

  1. Stain removal

Stubborn stains on your fabric shoes can be a challenge. Here are some tried and true methods for stain removal:

  • Water and vinegar: Mix equal parts water and white vinegar and apply the solution to the stain. Gently blot the stain with a clean cloth until it disappears.
  • Baking soda and water: Mix baking soda with a little water to make a paste and apply it to the stain. Leave the paste on for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice can also be effective in removing stains. Apply the juice to the stain and let it dry in the sun before cleaning the shoes.
  1. Drying

After cleaning, it is important to dry your shoes properly. Avoid exposing your fabric shoes to direct sunlight or high temperatures as this can cause deformation. Instead, fill the shoes with newspaper or paper towels to soak up the moisture and let them dry in a well-ventilated area.