How to Clean Shoes
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Using a dry, soft-bristled shoe brush (or old toothbrush), carefully brush away visible dirt and other standing debris.
Mix a simple cleaning solution of warm water and mild, plant-based laundry detergent USDA Certified Biobased Product 97%. Soak the shoes in the cleaning solution.
For heavy stains, especially on white canvas sneakers, mix one tablespoon baking soda, two tablespoons vinegar, and enough warm water to create a paste. Scrub gently, then wipe away excess with a clean, damp cloth.
Soak laces and insoles in warm water mixed with a small squirt of detergent. Agitate to loosen dirt and lift odors. Alternatively you can put the laces and insoles in a mesh laundry bag and put them through a cycle in your washing machine.
Dry completely in a well-ventilated spot.
Remove laces and insoles and soak separately in a solution of mild, plant-based detergent and warm water. Air dry.
For heavy stains like grass or grease, spritz with stain spray, or treat with a dollop of dish soap mixed with warm water. Always follow instructions on the stain spray and test on an inconspicuous spot first to check surface compatibility.
Adding a few old towels to the drum before washing will help keep the load balanced and reduce banging.
Wash on gentle in cold water with a plant-based laundry detergent. If you have a laundry bag, tuck your sneakers inside, but it’s not a deal breaker if you don’t.
We know it’s impolite to shout, but we have to say it: NEVER put shoes in the dryer! The high heat is just too risky because it can damage the glue that holds most shoes together.
Sprinkle baking soda liberally inside your shoes and allow to sit overnight. Shake out any excess before wearing. If any excess remains consider vacuuming out the remaining baking soda.
Put a plant-based USDA Certified Biobased Product 97% fabric softener sheet into each shoe and let it work its magic while you sleep. Choose a sheet with refreshing scents made from real ingredients.
Salt can help neutralize odors. Use in the same manner as baking soda.
Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil into each shoe before bed, and voila.