Do your white canvas shoes look like this?


Yes? You need to read this!

How to clean your white canvas shoes:

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide
  • Old toothbrush


1. Mix the baking soda, water and hydrogen peroxide in a bowl until combined.


2. Dip an old toothbrush in the mixture and rub into shoes.


3. Repeat with a second coat of mixture.

4. Soak laces in bowl of mixture.


5. Place shoes outside in the sun for a few hours.


6. Bang shoes together to shake off dried mixture.


7. Use the toothbrush to brush any remaining mixture off.



8. Your shoes are ready for wearing.



Watch the YouTube clip for video instructions:

Any tips on how you keep your white shoes clean? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • interesting idea. I once tried washing sneakers in the washing machine. Wasnt a good idea to use warm water as it melted the glue and the sneakers fell apart.


  • yep have been doing this all my childhood with white school canvas shoes.


  • i just chuck the shoes into the washing machine on the handwash setting and they come out looking and smelling, brand new. good video tip though


  • Thanks for your suggestion – my kids are so hard on shoes that I replace them every few months, so these days I throw them through the wash when I am doing one and they come out clean.


  • I laughed at the original dirty pair because we have them in our house. Thanks for the simple step-by-step instructions. Everything white can look new again.


  • Thank you for the thorough step by step instructions (-:


  • I’ve got to try this and it’s perfect timing. My husband is off for a week and needs his white canvas shoes cleaned. I’ve tried spraying them with a soaker and then putting through the washing machine. They are cleaner but not as good as this.


  • I work a lot with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide ! It’s also great for stains in the carpet. And I use Hydrogen Peroxide for cold and ear infections as well, works a treat !


  • Wow. That seems easy. Thank you.


  • baking soda, the solution to all life’d dirty problems.


  • They look great. I don’t have any white sandshoes to worry about


  • A great tip on how to keep your white shoes clean as I just generally give them a wash with laundry products; thanks!.


  • A good tip. I usually just scrub them with a washing powder paste and rinse off before drying.


  • Thanks for your article,though mine white sneakers are leather!


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