101 things to do with Soak | 008 Washing canvas shoes

This week’s Soak idea was contributed by one of our customers.

White shoes are a good idea in theory. When you try them on at the store, they’re beautiful and clean and look very smart. Now you can do everything in your power to tip toe around puddles, and not walk in dirt, but it’s inevitable. White shoes attract stains.

This specific story involves a brand new pair of white converse shoes and a steaming hot cup of coffee. He’s finished about half of his cup of Tim Hortons, but it happens to be during roll up the rim season, and he’s just too anxious to discover if he’s won a car. So carefully he tries to roll up the rim with the cup half full. Disaster. His poor white shoes have taken the brunt of the accident. He also won the chance to play again.

How to clean coffee stained white canvas shoes. He figured his black canvas shoes were also due for a good cleaning

Dirty canvas material shoes
Bucket of water
Wash cloth
Soak wash

Add soak to your bucket of water. He added some more Soak to the washcloth to make it a little more concentrated. Scrub the stains gently. Depending on the shoe, you can just leave them in the bucket to Soak. You can rinse if you prefer.

Put on a drying rack to dry. If you had soaked your shoes, you may want to stuff a sock inside for the first little bit to help maintain the shape of the shoe. Success. Shoes look brand new again.

Do you have a fun Soak story? Send it to us with photos, and if we feature it, we’ll send you a special Soak treat.


2 Comments on “101 things to do with Soak | 008 Washing canvas shoes”

  1. Eddie says:

    I would really like to know what type of converse sneakers the white ones are

    • soakwash says:

      Hi Eddie,

      Unfortunately this story was sent to us from a customer so I don’t know what style the shoes are. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

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