How to Keep White Canvas Shoes Clean

Are you struggling to keep white canvas shoes clean – no matter how hard you try? I feel you.

White shoes are notoriously difficult to keep clean because dirt and stains tend to make them look dingy in no time.

In this blog post, we will discuss a few tips (and some tricks) to help keep your white canvas shoes clean.

Shoe Protector Spray

3 simple steps to keep white canvas shoes clean using a shoe protector spray

A shoe protector spray is a necessary pre-treatment for white canvas shoes. It is a preventive method that helps prolong the life of your canvas shoes by creating a barrier against dirt, water, and other stains. 

Materials Required


  • Wipe off excess dirt from your shoes using a clean cloth.
  • Shake the shoe protector spray well before use. It helps mix the ingredients and ensures that the spray is effective when applied to the white canvas shoes.
  • Hold the spray about 7 inches from your shoes and spray the entire shoe surface. Be sure to coat the entire shoe, including the tongue, laces, and sides.
  • Allow your shoes to air-dry for about 15 minutes.

Shoe Cleaning Wipes

4 simple steps to keep white canvas shoes clean using shoe cleaning wipes

Shoe cleaning wipes are a quick and easy way to keep your white canvas shoes clean. They work by removing dirt, dust, and other debris from the surface of your white canvas shoes.

Materials Required


  • Take out a wipe and fold it in half.
  • Scrub away any dirt or dust on your white canvas shoes.
  • If needed, use another wipe to get rid of stubborn dirt.
  • Let the shoes air-dry.

Magic Eraser

Steps-by-step guide to use a magic eraser

Magic Eraser helps lift the dirt up and away from the canvas shoes, leaving them looking clean and new.

Materials Required


  • Dampen the magic eraser and rub it over the dirt on your white canvas shoes.
  • Once you are done rubbing, wipe your shoes with a clean cloth.
  • Allow your white canvas shoes to air dry.

Quick Tips

To make your white canvas shoes last longer and keep them clean, you need to maintain them properly.

Below are a few tips on maintaining white canvas shoes to keep them clean.

  1. If you want to keep your shoes looking clean and new, it is important to store them in a dust bag. This will help keep the dirt and dust from getting on your shoes. You can use a pillowcase if you do not have a dust bag.
  1. Do not use bleach on your white canvas shoes. Bleach is a chemical often used to clean fabric shoes and remove stains. It can be effective in removing dirt and grime, but it can also damage fabrics if it is not used properly. When used on white canvas shoes, bleach can cause them to be yellow and become discolored. If you want to keep your white canvas shoes looking new, avoid using bleach on them. Instead, use a whitener or toothpaste to clean them.
  1. Avoid using harsh chemicals on shoes. It can cause damage to the fabric of your shoes.
  1. Never dry your white canvas shoes in direct sunlight. It can damage the fabric and make them look faded and yellowed. Instead, dry them in a warm, dry place away from direct heat sources.
  1. Avoid wearing your white canvas shoes in bad weather. When it rains, the dirt and debris on the ground will stick to your shoes, making them difficult to clean. Hence, if you want to keep your shoes looking clean and new, it’s best to avoid wearing them in unfavorable conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do You Keep Canvas Shoes From Getting Dirty?

Using a shoe protectant spray is the best way to keep canvas shoes from getting dirty. It creates a barrier between the shoe and the dirt. 

Be sure to apply the spray before you wear the shoes, and reapply it every few months to keep them looking new.

Do White Canvas Shoes Get Dirty Easily?

Yes, white shoes get dirty easily. This is because they attract a lot of dust and dirt, which can be difficult to clean. 


So there you have it. Your complete guide on how to keep white canvas shoes clean. Your white canvas shoes will get dirty and for that read our guide on how to clean white canvas shoes.

Do you have any tips of your own? Share them in the comments below.

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