Before you start cleaning your canvas sneakers, you should know what they are made of and it is very helpful. Canvas is made from hemp and is used for casual shoes and sneakers. Some canvas sneakers are made from cotton. Rubber is traditionally used for the sole. They are considered low-maintenance footwear. Laces are usually made from nylon. Polyurethane is traditionally used for cushions. There are also many cushions that made from cotton and bamboo charcoal.
You need some tools to clean your canvas sneakers. First of all, you need a nylon bristle brush or old toothbrush; it will help you push the dirty things off. Shampoo is also necessary; you need it to wash off grease. Plain paper is necessary when it comes to drying them.
After preparing and collecting the tools, you can start to clean your canvas sneakers now.First, remove excess dirt and laces. Knock off any loose dirt by smacking the sneakers on pavement or tapping the soles together over a waste basket or newspaper, and then wipe them with a damp cloth to remove any remaining caked-on dirt. After that, you should remove the laces.Second, clean and rinse your canvas sneakers with water. You'd better rinse your canvas sneakers with warm water inside and out. Scrub the canvas sneakers' outsides, insides and liners gently with toothbrush and mixture of water and mild detergent. After that, you can rinse with clean cool water. If scuff marks remain, scrub gently with nylon pad and rinse them again. If the liners still retain foot odor, scrub them with a paste of baking soda and water. As for laces, you can just wash them in with a load of like-colored laundry.
After washing them, you can stuff your canvas sneakers with crumpled brown paper bags, paper towels or white office paper. Remember, you cannot use newspaper or colored paper, because the ink wills transfer.Then let them air-dry along with the laces in ventilated dry places. You cannot dry them near a fireplace or heater, because direct heat will break down canvas fabric and cause your canvas sneakers to become dried out and brittle.
According to these above four steps, you can make your canvas sneakers take on a new look