How To Care: Canvas/Fabric

Ah, the excitement of opening those fresh new sneakers out of the box for this first time. But how do you care for canvas/fabric materials on your new kicks? We’ve perfected our specialised range of care products to help combat the wear and tear of daily life and to protect your new shoes!



Wear your shoes on alternate days to allow them to air out and have a longer life. Always leave wet shoes to dry naturally - never by artificial heat. Driving in heels may cause damage to the backs of the shoes and heels. Wear with care for some finishes such as glitter and embellishment due to their delicate nature.


Take care with delicate materials such as fabric/canvas and use only specialised cleaning products, testing on a small area of the shoe first.




This is the most essential care product for canvas/fabric footwear. Premium and alcohol free, this spray protects leather from the effects of water, marks, stains and prevents discolouration. Ideal for any fabric and can be used on any colour! We recommend spraying multiple layers of this before your first wear for that extra protection. You can then continue spraying an extra coat on your shoes regularly, based on how often you wear them. Available in a small pump spray size to purchase online, or a large ozone-friendly aerosol in stores.




This gentle cleaner removes grime and soil from most fabrics and is suitable for all colours! We recommend cleaning the whole shoe rather than spot cleaning.




This foam pump cleaner is specially formulated to remove stains and scuffs from canvas sneakers. Simply pump the foam directly onto the shoe and gently work the stains out with our Shoe Brush. Spot cleaning made easy!





The white rubber sole cleaner you’ve always wanted – the Instant Clean works wonders at removing unwanted marks off the soles of your shoes. It’s also very effective at cleaning white and other light coloured leathers.




Make your white shoes look like new again! Use our Super White Reviver to restore a crisp white colour to scuffed leather, vinyl and white sports footwear. Plus the sponge applicator is super easy for application.



If you ever have any further questions on how to clean your fabric/canvas shoes, our friendly team members in stores are shoe care experts and are happy to help!


Terms and conditions: Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the use of Merchant 1948 care products on other brand’s shoes. Please refrain from using Merchant 1948 care products on shoes made by other brands. Merchant 1948 cannot be held liable for the results produced by using our care products on other branded shoes.