Ways to Get Scuff Marks Off of Converses

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Believe it or not, toothpaste can remove small scuffs.
Believe it or not, toothpaste can remove small scuffs. (Image: Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

Don't toss your favorite Converse sneakers just because they are all scuffed up. Many home remedies can remove the scuffs from the rubber so your sneakers can look new again. Poke around your house and see what you can find to rid your comfortable Cons of their ugly scuffs.

Foam Cleaning Eraser

While most commonly used for kitchen cleaning, you can also use white foam cleaning erasers for other cleaning projects. Wet the foam sponge and rub it on your Converse shoes to remove the scuff marks. You may have to work at the scuffs to get them completely out, but it is good for heavily scuffed shoes.

Nail Polish Remover

Nail polish remover can also remove scuff marks, but it has to be the kind with acetone in it. Put a little nail polish remover on a tissue or cloth and rub the scuff marks. Nail polish remover contains dangerous fumes, so use it in a well-ventilated area for safety purposes.

Toothpaste

Rub non-gel toothpaste on the shoe scuffs. Use circular motions to rub the scuff until it comes out. Don't use toothpaste that has anything abrasive in it; just the regular stuff in the tube will work.

Baking Soda

Try a natural method for removing scuff marks from your Converse sneakers. Mix baking soda with water to form a gluey paste. Rub the paste gently on to the scuffs. Baking soda is a natural cleaning agent useful for many cleaning projects.

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