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How to Clean Your Chuck Taylors

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If you're like me, you wear Chucks for just about any occasion: school, business, casual date, you name it. You can even pull them off with a cute summer dress ... except when they're super dirty. Lucky for you, they're easy to clean.

To get your Chucks lookin' new, you'll need a few basic materials:

hydrogen peroxide
powdered laundry detergent
Mr. Clean Original Magic Eraser
liquid stain remover (in a spray bottle)
four or five dirty light-colored towels
one hand towel (for cleanups)
mesh wash bag for delicates
washing machine
 
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Step 1: Prep

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First, remove your laces, and set them aside.
Next, spray liquid stain remover on your shoes, soaking every inch of cloth.
Don't forget to spray under the tongues to get those pesky jeans stains out.

Let your shoes sit for about five minutes. While you wait, toss two or three of your towels into the wash so that half of the drum is full.

Optional: wipe down the rubber surfaces of your shoes with a wet Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove any loose grime or dirt.

Step 2: Prepping Your Laces

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Stuff the shoelaces into the bottle of liquid stand remover. Leaving about half an inch to an inch of the laces sticking out of the bottle, screw on the cap/nozzle. Be careful not to cross-thread the cap.

Next, shake the bottle like you would a carton of orange juice. Do this for about 30 seconds. Careful though... some liquid will seep out. Use the hand towel to clean up the goopy mess.
anicolazzi11 days ago

You could also buy some Star Cleaner, a scuff remover for chucks. Their website is www.mystarcleaner.com

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A great way to clean the rubber is with toothpaste and an old toothbrush
nice idea, thanks! i'll try that on my black chucks.
Rubbing alcohol and fingernail polish remover work great, too.
Rubbing alcohol and fingernail polish remover work great, too.
amarcord1 year ago
just if you ned a more simple version, put it in the old cloth bag, and with you other clothes into the wast. that is about it, they will be clean as new.
so useful method. I have 2 pairs white shoes. Thank you for your sharing.
I've never had any light colored ones - but I used to do this to my black ones all the time. Works great!