How to Get Scuff Marks Off Your Converse

Updated April 17, 2017

Getting scuff marks on your new shoes or Converse shoes can be frustrating, especially when the scuff marks are clearly visible or showing on the white rubber of your shoes. Removing scuff marks from shoes although not difficult may be time consuming depending on the extent of the number of scuff marks on your shoes and the intensity of colour of the scuff marks. Various household items and methods are available to help easily remove the scuff marks off of your Converse shoes.

Remove and set aside your Converse's shoelaces to avoid any damage or staining to your laces while cleaning the scuff marks from the sides of your shoes.

Mix equal amounts of baking soda and white vinegar together and scrub your Converse shoes using an old toothbrush or scrub brush. Add a small drop of bleach to the mixture for additional whitening when cleaning your shoes. Avoid adding more than a drop of bleach to the cleaning mixture to avoid over bleaching or bleach stains.

Add the Converse shoes to your washer and run a cycle using cold water mixed with a mild detergent to help thoroughly clean the scuff marks and overall condition of your shoes.

Allow the shoes to air dry and avoid using a dryer. Set the shoes in the sun to dry naturally and allow the sun to help activate the bleach additionally, whitening your shoes more.

Remove the remaining scuff marks on your Converse shoes with a few sprays of WD-40 . This will also give your shoes a fresh and new look when you are finished.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothbrush
  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • WD-40
  • Bleach
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