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How to Clean Canvas Ballet Shoes

​In order for your canvas ballets shoes to look and feel their best it is necessary to keep them clean.  Following the next few simple steps will ensure comfortable, clean and  longer lasting shoes.

You will need:  

lingerie bag or mesh ballet shoe bag, mild detergent and a washing machine

Step 1:

Place canvas ballet shoes in a lingerie bag

Step 2:

Set the washing machine on the delicate cycle using cold water and mild detergent.  Do not use fabric softener or bleach.

Step 3:

Remove the ballet shippers from the washing machine when the cycle is finished and lay them on a towel in a warm, dry place.  Do not place in direct sunlight.  Reshape the slippers and allow them to dry completely before wearing.  Never use the dryer.

Your shoes are now clean and fresh and you are ready to enjoy another dance class!  Remember to store in a cool, dry location after each use.

Note:  to keep ballet shoes fresh, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in each shoe after wearing.

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