Clean your canvas shoes with a combination of hand and machine washing. The process requires a toothbrush, baking soda, laundry detergent and possibly stain remover. While most canvas shoes can be washed in a washing machine, they should never be put into a dryer.Continue Reading
Using a toothbrush, scrub loose dirt and stains off the shoes. Persistent stains may require use of stain remover, which should be tested on an inconspicuous corner of the fabric.
Make a paste of one part baking soda to one part water. Use the toothbrush to scrub the soles clean with this paste.
Start a gentle cycle in the washing machine, adding half the normal amount of gentle detergent when the machine is half full. Add the shoes when the machine is about three-fourths full.
After washing, let the shoes sit in a sunny area until dry. Canvas shoes should never be put into a dryer, as this can ruin the shape of the shoe and destroy the glue that holds the sole in place.