How to Clean Vans Slip Ons

by James Clark

For more than 20 years, Vans Shoes have been a popular choice for America's teens. Made of a heavy duty high-quality canvas material and heavy rubber sole, the slip on style is easy-on, easy-off and perfect for skateboarding and other athletic activities. As with any shoe designed for athletic use, they can get dirty, but cleaning Vans slip-ons is easy.

Items you will need

  • Hot, soapy water
  • Towel
Step 1

Fill a bucket with hot, soapy water and get a towel or sponge.

Step 2

Dip the sponge into the soapy water and using a circular motion, gently scrub the Vans slip-ons with the sponge.

Step 3

Repeat until you are satisfied the shoes are clean.

Step 4

Leave shoes in the sun to air dry.


  • Do not use bleach or any abrasive cleaners, as the canvas material on your Vans will fade.


About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.