How to prolong the life of your canvas shoes

Canvas is an extremely durable fabric made from flax, and there is no reason why your latest canvas shoes cannot accompany you for many years. Learning how to care for your canvas shoes will prolong the life and keep them looking fresher and more durable.


Firstly, protect your canvas shoes! Canvas naturally absorbs moisture, so it needs to be treated with a waterproof spray before wearing. Our non-toxic fabric protector spray is suitable for canvas shoes (as well as most other shoes and clothing), and it won’t change the appearance, feel, or smell of your shoes. Waterproof spray is crucial for the durability of your shoes and ensures that walking in the rain on your way to work won’t ruin your wardrobe. An added bonus: our fabric protectant also repels any permanent dirt or liquid stains.

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Just like most items, a little care now and then can take them further. If your canvas shoes look like they need some extra love, take a few minutes to give them a new lease on life.

1.Remove any excess dust or dirt

2.Rinse the shoes with warm water

3.Use a toothbrush and your chosen cleaning solution (baking soda and water, or a gentle eco-friendly detergent) to gently scrub the shoes

4.Rinse and remove any excess water

5.Fill the shoes with paper towels to absorb excess moisture and allow them to air dry naturally

Remember to throw the shoelaces in with your next laundry load!

Our eco-friendly fabric protectant will continue to work for up to 30 washes, so there is no need to reapply a layer of waterproof spray after each wash.


We all know the feeling after a long day on our feet, and our first instinct is to kick off our sneakers and leave them by the door. Your shoes are just as excited to get home as you are, so give them a proper home and escort them there after each wear.

With these tips, you can successfully prolong the life of your canvas shoes and enjoy their company for many years to come.