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How to Clean Converse Shoes

Converse shoes were first produced in 1917 and are still one of the most stylish and comfortable shoes around. A former basketball player by the name of Chuck Taylor had a major role in promoting these shoes and today his signature is part of the trademark Converse patch that is on every shoe. Proper care of Converse shoes will help them to last longer and look better. Cleaning these shoes is an easy process that is well worth the time.

Clean Converse Shoes
  1. Put the shoes in a pillow case.

  2. Put the shoes in the washing machine, pillow case and all, and add a scoop of bleach-free laundry detergent.

  3. Wash the shoes in cold water.

  4. Remove the shoes from the pillowcase once the cycle is finished and set them someplace to dry, away from any heat source.

  5. Crumple up newspaper and put it in the shoes to help absorb the moisture.

Warning

  • Do not place your Converse shoes in the dryer; this will ruin the rubber soles.

About the Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.