Cleaning shoes

How To Clean Converse Rubber

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Clean Converse Rubber

Converse shoes, also known as Chuck Taylors, are popular and elegant sport trainers that can be used to for a comfortable look every day. Most shoes can be washed in the washing machine, but in these cases you run the risk of the design fading from the shoes and the rubber sole cracking. To preserve your Converse, try a few cleaning tricks that only take a minute to give them a new look. Read on to know how to clean Converse rubber.

You'll need:

  • Abrasive cleaning powder
  • Hot water
  • Toothbrush
  • Mr. Clean magic eraser or whipes
  • Bowl
  • Cloths
  • Alcohol
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Steps to follow:


Before we start telling you how to clean Converse rubber, the first thing you need to know is that you should wear gloves to protect your skin, as we are going to use products that can damage your skin. Mix an abrasive cleaning powder with a small amount of hot water in a bowl. This should make a fairly pasty consistency.

It is best you clean your converse rubber outside or in a well-ventilated room.

How To Clean Converse Rubber - Step 1

Use a toothbrush to clean the rubber because it cleans more deeply. Dip the brush in hot water, then rub the pasty mixture onto the rubber shoe. You should scrub thoroughly with small circular movements, making sure you get to all the dents and corners.

How To Clean Converse Rubber - Step 2

The next step is to wash the filter of the abrasive powder. Rinse the shoes with warm water. Dry the soles with a clean towel and repeat the above steps if you find that your converse rubbers are not clean enough.


The final step will be to remove any remaining stains with the tough cleaner, Mr. Clean. Wet the magic cleaner with hot water and wipe the rubber of the shoes. Allow your shoes to air dry when finished.

To do this you can also use Magic eraser or wipes too. For the final touch, pour some alcohol on a cloth and clean them. Rinse with water for your rubber soles to shine!


Now you know how to clean converse rubber, you may also be interested in knowing how to clean white Converse fabric.

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  • If you don't have an abrasive dust filter, you can use baking soda instead.
  • Do not use an abrasive cleaner containing chlorine. It will make the canvas fall apart.
  • Once you have got most of the dirt out you can put them in the washing machine on their own. Don't mix with other clothing or they could get stained.
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