- To keep canvas shoes looking new, apply a light coating of spray starch before wearing. The starch will give them a protective coating that helps them stay clean longer.
- Unlike canvas sneakers that you could throw in the washing machine and clean, canvas wedges/sandals can be cleaned by hand using a mixture of 1 1/2 cups of baking soda and 4 cups of water. Scrub the mixture onto the shoes using a small brush or an old toothbrush. Let stand for ten minutes then rinse. Repeat if the shoes are really dirty. Let them air dry.