How to Clean Your White Shoes: Cloth, Leather, Canvas, Suede?

Wearing white shoes is a fashion statement – and the white shoes can make your outfit so much better, however, the only downfall is that they get dirty super fast. This means that in order to wear white shoes, you have to know exactly how to clean them – especially if you invested a lot of money in your pair.

Today, I am going to show you how I properly clean all of my white shoes including cloth, leather, canvas, and suede material.

How to Clean Your White Shoes: Cloth, Leather, Canvas, Suede?

– How to clean your white cloth shoes?

Let’s start off with the most common white shoes – the ones made from cloth material. Remove the laces and inserts if there are any. Then grab one lemon or two limes, squeeze the juice and mix it with three parts water. Do not use the store-bought pre-squeezed lemon juice because it can stain the white shoes.

Dampen a cloth in the mixture and wipe the shoes. Also, use an old toothbrush to treat any stained areas so you can get the dirt to loosen up easier. Then get another rag, dampen it in water, and use it to wipe the shoes so you can remove the lemon juice mixture and the impurities.

– How to clean your white canvas shoes?

Next on our list are white canvas shoes. Again, remove the laces and inserts if present. Next, fill a glass with a cap of bleach, the same amount of dish detergent, and half a cup of water.

Take a cloth, dampen it in the cleaner we made, and wipe the shoes. Use an old toothbrush if there are any hard-to-reach places or stained areas.

Once you are ready, dampen a cloth with water and wipe the shoes in order to remove the cleaner and the impurities.

– How to clean your white leather shoes?

Believe it or not, your white leather shoes are the easiest to clean. Repeat the same steps I told you to follow when cleaning canvas shoes – use bleach, dish detergent, and water mixture.

– How to clean your white suede shoes?

Now these are the hardest to clean – and you need to be patient and careful in order to avoid damage. I recommend you try using white vinegar for the cleaning. Just dampen a cloth in the vinegar and gently dab the suede but do not rub or wipe.

In case your white suede shoes are very expensive or you love them a bit too much – just allow a dry cleaning company to take care of them.