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Shoes can get filthy. Look at 10 incredible ways to clean them

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Shoes are an investment. We choose them for function, appearance, or both. Eventually they get dirty. Sometimes they even get filthy. That doesn't mean you need to rush out and replace them.
All they need is a gentle cleaning to look like new. These helpful tutorials will walk you through cleaning different types of shoes in gently and effective ways.
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1. Clean canvas shoes
Canvas shoes -- like Toms and Keds -- can become quite dirty due to their construction. Canvas easily attracts dirt which will not wipe off easily. Did you know that you can simply throw them in the washing machine? This tutorial shows you how to safely wash your canvas shoes in the washing machine. It even includes a recipe for keeping your Toms smelling fresh.
2. Run sneakers through the washer
The fastest and easiest way to clean those dirty sneakers is in the washing machine. This tutorial from Sports Mom Survival Guide takes you step-by-step through pretreating tough stains to safely drying your sneakers. She recommends the use of towels when you clean sneakers in the washer to help protect both the sneakers and your washer.
3. Remove scuffs and stains
Using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove scuffs and stains from shoes reduces your use of harsh chemicals. A Turtle's Life For Me recommends simply rubbing the Magic Eraser over dirty rubber sections of sneakers until the stain disappears. She says it's so simple that her children can clean their own shoes and keep them looking brand new.
4. Maintain your leather boots
Water, snow, and other moisture can leave white residue on your leather boots. Cosmopolitan recommends using white vinegar and an old toothbrush to gently remove stains from leather boots. The tutorial offers tips on repairing and maintaining many of your favorite fashion accessories.
5. Miracle spot remover to the rescue
Tough stains can be eliminated through the use of a miracle spot remover, according to Creative Homemaking. The combination of Dawn, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide is powerful enough to remove almost any stain. Simply use it to pretreat any stains and throw the shoes in the washing machine. They will come out looking like new.
6. Create some fizz
The combination of baking soda and vinegar has powered many an erupting science fair volcano. It is also a powerful cleaner. Natural Healthy Food says it makes an excellent sneaker cleaner and can help remove and prevent foot odors from your shoes. Check out their tutorial here.
7. Power it with peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a gentle bleaching agent. When combined with Dawn it creates a powerful shoe cleaner. Poshmark recommends allowing it to rest on the shoes for a couple of hours for the best results. A Magic Eraser helps remove any lingering stains or scuffs.
8. Remove stains from suede
Suede shoes are stylish, but not often practical. Everything seems to stain them. One Good Thing walks you through using a commercial suede cleaning kit to erase stains on your favorite suede shoes. The process is simple and the results are simply amazing.
9. Clean suede shoes without a cleaning kit
Cleaning Instructor says you don't need to rush out and buy a specialized kit to clean your suede shoes. You can often remove scuffs and stains simply with a pencil eraser, vinegar, and some light brushing. The tutorial also recommends using steam to loosen the suede for easier cleaning.
10. Get creative
There are many products around your home to easily and effectively clean your shoes. White shoes can be cleaned using a variety of different products. For example, you trust your toothpaste to keep your teeth white. It can also keep your shoes white. Ritely suggest many different household products as effective and inexpensive shoe cleaners.
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Clean shoes make your steps feel lighter. These tutorials show you how easy it is to clean your shoes and keep them looking new. Share with your friends and family on Facebook how easy it is!
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