To clean your linen shoes, you need a toothbrush, baking soda, water, a washing machine and a mild laundry detergent. Clean off the dirt and stains with a toothbrush. Make the baking soda mixture, and clean the soles of each shoe. Fill your washing machine three-fourths full with water, and add a gentle laundry detergent. Wash your shoes on the gentle cycle. Air dry your shoes. The entire process can take up to 48 hours.Continue Reading
Scrub away any visible dirt or spots with a toothbrush. Treat any stains with a laundry stain remover before scrubbing.
Mix equal parts baking soda and water into a bowl. Put a fair amount of the baking soda mixture onto the toothbrush, and gently scrub the soles. Wipe away the mixture with a damp cloth.
Start your washing machine on a gentle cycle. Pour in a small amount of gentle detergent. Put your shoes into the washing machine when the machine is three-fourths full of water. Keep your shoes in the machine for the complete washing cycle.
Let your shoes air dry. Place them in the sun for faster drying. Add shoe powder when they're dry for fragrance, if desired.
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