Arguably, a pair of Vans
looks at its coolest when properly scuffed up. But for anyone who wants to take theirs back to a time before mud and sticky dance floors, here is how to salvage them:
Remove the laces and wash them in the washing machine. Or, alternatively, buy a new pair. Fresh laces can shave months off the signs wear and tear.
Remove any excess dirt by giving them a vigorous rub with a dry cloth.
Then, add some anti-grease soap to warm water and use a toothbrush to clean your shoes. As with a deep-tissue massage, circular motions work best.
. Finally, depending on how much soapy water you use to remove the stains, stuff your shoes with newspaper to absorb any excess moisture. Leave them to dry naturally, as putting them on a radiator will weaken the glue and alter their shape.