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Hit the soles of the shoes together to knock away any small particles of dust and dirt. Use dish detergent and warm water. Fill a bucket halfway full with warm water and one or two tbsp. Swish it around in your bucket, until suds start to rise. Take a medium to large soft brush and dip it in the sudsy water. Taking the shoe in one hand, work the brush back and forth on the surface of the shoes with the other.
If the shoes are quite dirty, you can dip the surface lightly in the water, brushing hard to clean the bottom of the shoe. Rinse with warm, clean water. After you've scrubbed the shoes thoroughly, give them a quick rinse with fresh warm water, inside, or from another bucket.
Dry the shoes thoroughly. Lay the wet shoes on a clean white towel and wrap the towel around each shoe. Press the excess water out of the canvas with the towel.
Repeat with the other shoe. Place the shoes open outside to air dry. If the shoes are white, place them in direct sunlight to bleach them slightly. Stuff them with hand towels or plain white paper towels to absorb water. This helps to avoid shrinkage and those dark lines in the places where the Vans bend when you're walking. Only use this method for canvas or synthetic vans. Vans make all kinds of shoes of different materials, including leather, which would be ruined by getting them wet.
Look at the shoe's tag to determine whether or not the shoes are canvas or another synthetic material. If you own leather or suede Vans, you should use the same cleaning directions as you would use with other leather shoes. You should not dip them in water or use laundry detergent to clean them. Pre-treat stains on your shoes with a mild pre-treater. If you've stepped in some serious mud, or gotten oil or grease on your shoes, use an enzymatic stain remover, or another commercial product of your choice to lift the stain before the wash.
Apply to the stains in question and let the shoes sit for a while, while you prepare the washer. Set your washing machine cycle to gentle, with cool water. You want to use the gentlest and coolest setting on your washer, both for the safety of the shoes and the washer itself.
It's not generally great to have shoes banging around in a washing machine, but it should be fine, done properly. Put the Vans in a pillowcase. Many people fear the glue and seams of Vans coming loose when placed in the washing machine. If you place the vans in a pillowcase beforehand, however, and include the shoes in a wash with other soiled items, like bath towels, or small rugs, it'll be a good way to keep everything padded, and from bouncing around too much. Your Vans should be fine. It's not generally recommended that you wash shoes in the washing machine more than once every six months or so, or you'll risk damaging the shoes.
If you're concerned about the liners or inserts in your Vans, it's usually best to remove them entirely from the shoe and replace after washing, or replace with new inserts. Use half the normal detergent you would normally use. Make sure to use mild detergent for machine washing as well as hand washing and add the shoes in the pillowcase with the rest of the wash.
To cut down on the amount of time you soak the shoes, wait until the load is half-full, if you're using a top-loading washing machine. The shoes will still get plenty clean, but won't sit for quite so long. Don't put shoes in the dryer. This can dry out the canvas as well as the soles, resulting in cracks along the seams. It's also a good way to damage your dryer.
If you need to get your Vans dried quickly and don't care about cracking, put them in the dryer with a few towels to soften the jostling. Can I use bleach on the canvas of white Vans if I want them to be really white? Not Helpful 24 Helpful Do I have to use a white towel to dry when I am quick cleaning Vans or can it be any color?
The towel can be any color, as long as it has been washed several times so it is in no danger of bleeding color onto your Vans. Not Helpful 3 Helpful What method should be used for cleaning gray vans of fake bloody makeup on the canvas?
Another theory is that two pennies could be slipped into the slit, enough money to make an emergency phone call in the s. The practice continues, especially among those who remain committed to a classic and refined but still scholarly appearance, such as lawyers. In the mids, further continental influences brought a more elegant image to light, lower-cut slip-ons, which moved from purely casual use to being paired with suits in the s but still only in America.
These Gucci loafers now a general term referring to shoes of this style by any manufacturer also spread over the Atlantic and were worn by s businessmen, becoming almost a Wall Street uniform, reaching widespread use by the s. At the start of the twenty-first century, a revival of penny loafers, whose popularity had peaked during the mid to late s and again during the early s to early s, [ citation needed ] occurred, with the shoe appearing in a more rugged version, closer to the original concept, as either moccasins , or espadrilles , both of these styles being very low or flat without heels.
This resurgence was most noticeable at college campuses across America. Another variation on the basic style is the tassel loafer, which emerged in the s. Again, though casual, their gradual acceptance among the American East Coast prep school culture as equivalent to brogues wingtips ,  has led to them being worn there with suits, where they gained an association with business and legal classes.
In America and some European countries, such as Italy, the loafer enjoys general use as a casual and informal shoe worn for work and leisure, though lace-ups are still preferred for more formal situations. Since the early 's, socks have been optional while wearing loafers.
Though originally men's shoes, some styles of loafers, such as casual tassel and penny loafers, are also worn by women. Women's loafers tend to have shorter toes and are worn with a variety of outfits from shorts, jeans, slacks, and capris to dresses and skirts.
In an evolution entirely different than the loafer, Chelsea boots were invented by J. Sparkes Hall for Queen Victoria in The stretchable rubber produces a comfortable shoe combining the convenience of laceless shoes with the profile of lace-ups. Its feminine image was soon lost, and was dubbed Congress gaiter and Boston boot in America.
Rare even in Britain, its country of origin, it is still the only style of slip-on worn with a suit in some of the highly conservative working environments in the City of London. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Loafer disambiguation. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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