Coffee is a great way to start the day, and I know that's true for you as well. It's helpful and can make your day better. However, it's not the best way to kick off the day if your shoes, especially if they're white or made of a light material like leather or suede, are stained with coffee.

You'll need a mild detergent and some paper towels to get rid of the coffee stains. To get rid of the stain, you just need to mix up a quick cleaning solution and apply it with these basic cleaning tools:

Chemical Detergent:

  • Soap, detergent, and stain removers are all fair game.
  • Substitute either baking soda or lemon juice

Equipment for Tidying Up:

  • Lint-free or microfiber dry rag.

It's not always easy to get rid of coffee stains on shoes. Removal of dried coffee stains can be a hassle, but stains from freshly brewed coffee are simple to get rid of. Read on to find out how to get rid of coffee stains from nearly any shoe and for advice on how to avoid stains and maintain your footwear.

To Clean Canvas Shoes Stained With Coffee

Canvas Shoes remove coffee stain

Canvas footwear is both convenient and easy to maintain. It's a shoe style that works well with many different outfits and looks. However, they show dirt very quickly, especially if they are white or a light color. How do you clean coffee off canvas shoes?

In most cases, the dried coffee stain can be easily removed from white canvas or converse shoes. Listed below are three easy-to-implement steps that will yield positive results:

  1. Tap the soles to loosen any treads, then throw them away.
  2. In order to remove the larger bits of coffee stain, you should use an old toothbrush to scrape the creases of the shoes.
  3. Make a cleaning solution by combining equal parts baking soda and water, then dabbing an old toothbrush in it and gently massaging the stain with it.
  4. Get some cold water and your choice of washing liquid or detergent ready. Using a tooth brush and a circular motion, get rid of the coffee stain.
  5. In order to clean your canvas shoes, you can rinse them once, or multiple times.
  6. Canvas shoes can be machine washed or hand washed once the coffee stains have been removed.
  7. When you're done washing them, lay them out to dry somewhere with good air circulation.
  8. You can maintain the form of your shoes by stuffing them with clean cloths or paper towels.

Cleaning Leather Shoes of Coffee Stains

Leather Shoes remove coffee stain

You need to take good care of your leather shoes if you want them to last as long as possible and keep their stylish appearance, especially for casual events.

These quick and easy steps will help you get rid of the dried coffee stains on your leather shoes.

  1. Make a solution using equal parts white vinegar and warm water.
  2. Soak a piece of fabric (I recommend lint-free or microfiber) briefly in the solution.
  3. Remove the coffee stain with the cloth. Start at the outside of the coffee ring and work your way in. Do this carefully to prevent the coffee stains from penetrating the leather.
  4. Take another microfiber cloth and gently dab the spot where the vinegar was left on the leather shoes to remove it.
  5. The leather footwear should then be air-dried.

Cleaning Suede Shoes of Coffee Stains

suede Shoes remove coffee stain

Suede footwear has a velvety texture but is not as durable as real leather footwear. This is why suede footwear requires special attention and care. You need to take immediate action if your coffee spills on your suede shoes. Due to the fragility of this shoe style.

To successfully remove the coffee stains, follow these easy steps with care and delicacy:

  1. To get rid of the surplus liquid, you can use a brush or cloth. Proceed with wiping until the cloth is dry.
  2. The coffee stain can be removed by preparing a solution of lukewarm water, dampening a cloth, and blotting the area.
  3. Mix a one-tablespoon serving of vinegar with nine-tenths of a cup Put 2 cups of warm water and some dishwashing liquid in a bowl.
  4. Blot the stain with a cloth dampened in cleaning solution until the coffee is gone.
  5. To get rid of any residues, rinse a fresh cloth in clean water. If any moisture remains, grab a fresh dry cloth and dab at the spot.
  6. You can try a mixture of water and vinegar (in equal parts) if the coffee stains persist.
  7. Soak a cloth in the solution and wipe the stained area gently until the stain is gone.
  8. Take care to handle this with extreme finesse and caution. Your suede shoes won't last long if you do vigorous activities in them.

Hints for Keeping Your Shoes Clean and Protected from the Elements


Maintaining the quality of your shoes should be a top priority after you've successfully eliminated stubborn coffee stains from them. Because I think it's important to take care of shoes, whether they're made of leather, suede, or canvas, and not just get rid of stains like coffee.

It's not just coffee stains that you have to worry about avoiding; there's also dirt, dust, and the weather. If you don't clean your shoes regularly or at all, they may suffer damage from the elements listed above.

Here are some suggestions I have that may help you keep your shoes clean:

Invest in some spray shoe protection, and your shoes will be coated in an invisible shield. Typically, they can be applied in a single session and remain effective for two to four weeks. (For further reading, see the associated article.)

If you're like me and have a closet full of shoes, I highly recommend purchasing a multi-purpose shoe cleaner. Cleaning products of this type are great for cleaning a wide variety of shoe materials, including suede, leather, and canvas.

They can also withstand the majority of shoe cleaning products. You can keep your shoes looking like new for much longer with the help of a multi-purpose cleaner. Also, I think shoe cream or polish would be a good idea.

Think About Purchasing A Stain-Resistant Shoe Spray Rather Than Relying Solely On A General-Purpose Shoe Cleaner It is highly recommended that you purchase a stain-resistant shoe spray that is designed for your specific type of shoe.

Invest in a leather stain repellant if your footwear is suede or leather. Most insect repellents should be effective if your shoes are made of mesh or canvas.

Before putting on your shoes for the day, I advise treating them with a stain repellent so they stay clean and in good condition. Add in the shoelaces and the bottoms as well.

It is imperative that footwear be kept dry, as exposure to moisture can lead to the growth of bacteria, which in turn can weaken and break down the material, making the shoes unusable.

I use desiccants like gels or silica pouches to keep moisture out, thereby ensuring that the item is clean and dry.

As a substitute for silica, you can use old newspapers to stuff your shoes with; just remember to replace them once a week. It's not only cheap, but it's also very effective at evaporating moisture.

For Sneakers In White Canvas And White Sole - The Color White Is A Favorite Among Both Sexes Alike you, I own a pair of white Stan Smiths and a pair of white Converse Chuck 70s.

A clean magic eraser dipped in laundry detergent is what I'd use to clean my white sneakers of dirt, stains, and the like.

White shoes are trendy right now, but they're also easily damaged by mud, dirt, and coffee. You should take special care of them and wash them frequently after wearing them.

If you notice that your shoes have lost some of their shine after you've removed coffee stains from them, you can restore that shine with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

However, there is a speedy method for fixing this issue. It's a relief to report that both hydrogen peroxide and baking soda have been successful in their respective applications. This also works for faded white sneakers.

A soft-bristled toothbrush, some hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda paste are all you need to clean your shoes. After doing so, you'll see that your once-worn shoes have taken on a like-new appearance.

You only need the following ingredients for a paste made of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda:

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tbsp of peroxide hydrogen

½ tbsp of steaming liquid

Combine this mixture until it forms a paste.

Avoid getting coffee on your shoes by taking extra precautions to protect them, whether they are made of suede, leather, or canvas. Preserving your footwear begins with avoiding coffee spills.

And yet, life goes on There is a moment of clumsiness in all of us. That's why I think it's important to know how to avoid getting coffee stains, as well as dirt, dust, and other elements.

If you still don't know how to get rid of coffee stains on shoes, please scroll up and read it; it's very helpful.

Normal Questions:

Can Coffee Stains Be Removed?

Whether a coffee stain is old and set or brand new and still wet, there is a solution. The light brown color of the stain makes it noticeable, especially if the coffee has had time to soak in and dry.

It depends on the shoe as to how difficult the coffee stain is to remove. Here I have provided some easy to follow instructions on how to get rid of coffee stains on shoes.

In case you missed the instructions for removing coffee stains from your shoes, they are a few paragraphs up.

What do you think about me washing my shoes in the machine?

Certain footwear cannot be washed in the machine. Fabrics like polyester, cotton, and nylon are typical. All sorts of athletic footwear, including tennis shoes, canvas sneakers, and running shoes, fall into that category. It's best to hand wash leather and suede instead of machine washing them.

The insoles and shoelaces should be removed from your shoes before being washed. Shoelaces can get tangled up in the washing machine, but insoles should only be washed by hand.

One thing I would recommend is cleaning your shoes with a liquid detergent. If you want the cleaning to be uniform, choose a low-spin wash cycle.

Can The Procedures Be Used On Coffee Stains That Have Been There For A While?

The above procedures should work on any shoes, even if you discover the coffee stain several days later. Still, the steps to remove the coffee stains from your shoes may require more than one try.

If you want to get the dirt and grime out of your shoes, I suggest letting them soak in laundry detergent and water for a few minutes.

On the other hand, I wouldn't recommend waiting too long before cleaning your shoes after they've been stained by coffee. You need to get rid of the coffee stains on your shoes immediately.

To date, I haven't tried using bleach on any of my leather footwear to remove coffee stains. With the right quantity, though, I believe it could work. Stain removal with dishwashing soap is as effective as with baking soda, white vinegar, and cold water.

However, if you use too much dish soap, the leather on your shoes will dry out, become stiff and crack, and possibly even retain a sticky residue.

Get leather-specific conditioners or cleaners for the best results.

As a Closing Remark

Having coffee spilled on your shoes is unattractive, especially if you're wearing dark colors or a light-colored material, like leather, suede, or canvas. Your shoes need to be cleaned right away if they have coffee stains, in my opinion.

Furthermore, you should know how to take them off your feet and shoes. All of the advice I've given in this article is easy to follow, and yet it's efficient and inexpensive. Also, they work for the vast majority of shoe models.

It's not enough to just know how to get rid of coffee stains; proper care and maintenance of shoes is essential if you want them to last as long as possible in pristine condition.

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