How to clean a stain on white Converse?
Converse: sneakers with more than 100 years of history
While we thought we knew everything about Converse, these legendary sneakers that marked our childhood and adolescence, the sports shoes sketched by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908 still manage to catch us off guard. And for good reason, if the story goes that it all started with an accident on the stairs that the founder of the American company would have had, after which he would have had the idea of creating non-slip rubber soles… The Converse are full ofanecdotes especially concerning their two small holes, but also grandmother’s tips for take care of it.
How to remove a stain from canvas shoes?
If there is indeed a single defect concerning the white shoesit is none other than their ability to get dirty very quickly. Especially if it’s tennis shoes in pristine canvas, since leather (imitation or genuine) offers much more resistance.
Thus, to complete a task on White Converse, an alternative exists. Start by soaking the shoes in a mixture of lukewarm water added to Marseille soap or a few drops of lemon. Then, rub with a soft sponge and let the canvas sneakers air dry.
How to remove grass stains from white Converse?
As for the grass stains, as green as they are, just use a toothbrush or a damp brush, and dip the latter in a solution of baking soda mixed with dishwashing liquid, then insist on the soiled parts with a soft fabric. Leave on for a few seconds, rinse thoroughly, even if it means immersing the Converse in a basin of lukewarm water. Wring them manually, and sponge them with a white cloth.
How do you clean mud off white canvas Converse?
Cleaning the mud off white Converse is possible, without having to machine wash them. The proof is, just soap them with water added to Marseille soap and white vinegar. Soak a toothbrush and remove impurities by rubbing on targeted areas. Then, rinse with clean water and let dry at room temperature. Note that mixing baking soda and vinegar has no effect since these two elements have respectively an acid PH and a basic PH which cancel each other out.
The other trick? Use oil varnish remover and apply it on a cotton swab to localized stains, or white toothpaste. Rinse and dry outdoors or in a temperate room.
How to wash Converse in the washing machine?
Cleaning Converse in a washing machine should be a last resort since this type of washing has a reputation fordamage shoes. On the other hand, experts in the field recommend hand washing, and specify that one should not use bleach or bleach, at the risk of causing yellow stains to appear due to high chlorine levels. To effectively remove stains from Converse, it is best to wash them cold, at 30°C maximum on a short program and then store them in the open air. Our advice? Prefer the gentle method: manual washing.