Removing Stains from Shoes and Boots:

Wherever you go, so do your shoes – and it can mean they take a beating. From a night out on the town to walking the dog or commuting to work, your favourite shoes can come into contact with a lot of dirt and grime.

It’s nothing that Vanish can’t handle, though – our powerful multi- benefit Oxi Advance formula can remove unwanted stains, brighten fabrics and banish unpleasant odours. Win-win!

Cleaning your shoes and boots doesn’t have to be a big deal. The deep hygiene action* gives fabrics a brilliant clean in-wash (always check if shoes are machine washable.) With our easy three-step process you can strut carefree in your stain and odour-free shoes. Just pre-treat, soak and wash your items to get the best results in either Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink powder or Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink liquid.

Read on for more information on how to care for your shoes.

How to remove stains from shoes

It can be incredibly frustrating when you spot an annoying stain on your favourite pair of shoes or trainers. However, thanks to the powerful Vanish formula, there’s no need to invest in a new pair. For shoes made from canvas or fabric, you can pre-treat them with Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Powder or Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel to remove stains and odours, while brightening colours too.

How to remove stains from shoes


Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink powder

Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink powder
Removes stains in a cold wash (30°C), keeps colours bright and banishes odours.


  1. Mix 10g of powder with equal amount of water, stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Apply the mix on the stain.
  3. Rub stain as needed.
  4. Clean and dry the scoop before placing back into the tub.

How to remove stains from leather shoes

While Vanish can tackle a variety of stains on different fabrics, do not use Vanish to remove stains on leather shoes or boots.

How to remove stains from leather shoes


Brush your shoes: Before attempting to remove any stain, make sure you brush or scrape off any excess dirt and residue to stem the spread of the stain. But remember to be gentle when doing it to avoid more damage.

General advice

  • Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
  • Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.