Cleaning Canvas Shoes by Hand:
To clean canvas shoes, it is important that the shoes be as dry as possible. To start with you can dust off any dirt or particles. One can wash the canvas shoes in the conventional way of washing clothes. A few things are needed to ensure effective cleaning. One will need a bucket, warm water, toothbrush/wash sponge, old towel, warm water and very mild washing soap.
The nest step is to mix the warm water and mild soap thoroughly. Once the soap has been dissolved completely, take both shoes and scrub the outside, together with the soles, using the toothbrush/sponge. To rinse off the dirt, one just needs to dip the shoes in the water gently. Try not to submerge the entire shoe in water. Once done, use warm water to rinse off the shoes and an old towel to squeeze off any water on the shoes. Use newspaper and stuff them inside the shoe so as to maintain the shoe size. Leave the shoes to dry in the sun, but away from direct heat source.