How to Clean White Chuck Taylors

Rich Quayshaun

Clean shoes give a favorable impression of you as a person. Using bleach usually takes the difficulty out of cleaning most white shoes. However, white Chuck Taylors are an exception--you should not bleach them for best results. Luckily, you can clean your Chucks easily with the right materials.

Clean Chuck Taylors easily by following a few simple steps.
  1. Wash your white Chuck Taylors in the washing machine using mild laundry detergent.

  2. Air-dry the Chuck Taylors at room temperature. Allow them to dry for 10-12 hours.

  3. Apply liquid chalk shoe cleaner in a circular motion on the outside fabric of the Chuck Taylor with a fabric brush or cloth. Apply the shoe cleaner in a thin layer, as applying too much can cause dirt to stick to the shoes.

  4. Allow the shoes to dry for about an hour before wearing them.

  5. Tip

    Do not dry shoes in the dryer, as this may ruin the fabric.