Here’s a step by step guide on how to clean your white canvas sneakers. We got our hands on a dirty pair of white Converse All Stars to show you how best to clean, care for and protect them. Have a read through or watch the video at the end to find out how.
First you will need to prep your shoes. Start by giving your sneakers a dry brush, getting rid of any excess dirt. You can give them a hit to remove excess dirt. Then remove the laces as they will be washed separately at a later stage.
Grab a Sneaker LAB Sneaker Wipe and do a quick spot clean to get rid of any surface level dirt. Use a dab and twist motion for those tricky areas.
When the spot clean is done we will go into the deep clean. Generously spray your sneaker with Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Cleaner, spraying at least 20 sprays per shoe. Fill a container with water and wet the bristles of your brush. Let excess water drip off the brush. Gently scrub the upper of your shoe in small circular movements, this motion is important to not spread any dirt. Rinse the brush and reapply Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Cleaner when necessary, paying attention to those hard to reach places.
Once you’ve cleaned your upper, make your way down to the midsoles of the shoe. Finally finish off by giving the undersoles of your shoe a scrub.
Use a Micro-fiber towel to wipe away the foam and dirt, and set them aside to dry.
We’ll turn to the laces now. Generously apply Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Cleaner to your laces, rub them together between your hands and then dip them in water. Continue this process until your laces are well saturated, ring out the water and then leave the laces to dry overnight.
Once your laces and shoes are dry, lace back up your sneakers.
Spray the inside of your sneakers with Sneaker LAB’s Odor Protector to prevent unwanted smells from reappearing and then spray a liberal amount of Sneaker LAB’s Sneaker Protector to the upper, about 15 – 20 sprays per sneaker.
Set them aside for 24 hours to allow the Sneaker Protector to fully dry and the Odor Protector to work its magic. This will allow your sneakers to stay looking fresher for longer before next needing a thorough clean.