How To Keep Your Canvas Kicks Looking Cool This Summer
A pair of Chucks is a staple in any wardrobe, and chances are they’ve seen you through many seasons and adventures. But keeping all that white canvas clean can be enough to put anyone off even their favourite sneakers.
If your canvas sneakers are porting some mementos from all the good times – stains, scuffs and dust – there’s help at hand. Sneaker LAB offers the following tips to bring your canvas sneakers back to life:
Read The Label
Not all canvas sneakers are made equal – some canvas is made from hemp, while cotton is used to make other sneakers. You’ll need a cleaning product that gently cleans canvas without damaging or discolouring the fibres, such as Sneaker LAB’s environmentally friendly Sneaker Cleaner. This product uses biotechnology at a microscopic level to clean, care for and protect your sneakers and is safe for use on all fabrics.
Become A Cleaning Master
Before you start scrubbing those canvas sneakers until they shine, make use of a soft premium brush to remove any dust and grime from your shoes. Next, remove the laces and set them aside to be cleaned, with Sneaker Cleaner, after you’ve cleaned your shoes. Technique is everything: you’ll want to be thorough but gentle. Check the tutorial here.
You may be tempted to toss your canvas sneakers in the washing machine, but these may permanently damage the canvas fabric and are likely to wear the adhesive on your sneakers’ soles. The only thing worse than a washing machine is using bleach. No matter how white those Chucks are afterward, bleach will destroy the canvas fibres and turn white sneakers yellow – and let’s not talk about what it will do to coloured canvas! Don’t despair – Sneaker LAB’s got your back with a pro-bacteria concentrated solution accelerates the breakdown of dirt at a microscopic level and continues cleaning for up to three days after application.
When your canvas sneakers are off your feet, keep them in a dry, dark place. Direct heat and sunlight can break down canvas fabric and cause it to become dry and brittle. Add a protector product to prevent keep your kicks in good shape after your cleaning, and from fading in the sun while you’re out and about.