Mary Jane Care: Keeping Old Shoes like New

As styles and seasons change, so do the needs and preferences of our little ones. Childrenchic is here to guide you on how to extend the life of those adorable Mary Janes, ensuring they look pristine whether they're handed down to a sibling or stored for a special occasion. Learn how to care for different materials like our canvas and velvet Mary Jane shoes, so you can keep them looking as charming as the day they were bought.

Keeping Canvas Mary Janes Fresh

Easy Cleaning Steps:

  • Machine Washable Convenience: Our canvas Mary Janes are designed for easy care. They can go right into the washing machine, which means keeping them clean is as simple as it gets. Just remove the insoles, set your washer to a gentle cycle with cold water, and let the machine do the work.
  • Air-Dry for Best Results: After washing, avoid the temptation to speed up the drying by using a dryer. Instead, let them air-dry away from direct sunlight to maintain the shape and fabric integrity.
girl in prairie with fuxia canvas mary janes playing outdoors

Caring for Velvet Mary Janes

Velvet Mary Janes, with their luxurious texture, require a bit more attention to maintain their elegant appearance.

Spot Cleaning Guidelines:

  • Gentle Cleaning Solutions: Use a soft brush and a suitable velvet cleaner or make a mild soap solution to gently spot clean any areas of concern. Avoid soaking the fabric as it can damage the delicate velvet.
  • Tackle Stains Immediately: The sooner you address spills and stains, the easier it will be to remove them without leaving marks.
girl smiling with a pair of rose velvet mary janes in her face smiling

Tips for Other Fabrics

Swiss Dot and Other Delicate Materials:

  • Spot Cleaning: Like velvet, swiss dot and similar fabrics should be spot cleaned using a gentle cleaning solution. Pat the area with a damp cloth, and use a dry cloth to absorb any excess moisture.
  • Regular Maintenance: Brushing with a soft brush can help remove dust and prevent dirt from setting into the fibers.
girl holding a pair of swiss dot beige mary janes on the prairie

Storing Mary Janes Properly

Whether you're storing velvet Mary Jane shoes for a season or keeping canvas ones for the next child in line, proper storage is key to maintaining their condition.

Effective Storage Tips:

  • Clean Before Storing: Always store shoes clean. This not only preserves the fabric but also prevents any dirt from becoming permanent.
  • Use the Right Support: Insert tissue paper or shoe trees to help shoes maintain their shape while stored.
  • Cool, Dry Places: Store your Mary Janes in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and moisture damage.

Why Proper Care Matters

Caring for your Childrenchic Mary Janes not only keeps them looking great but also extends their life, making them a sustainable choice for family footwear. By following these care tips, you ensure that every pair of Mary Janes—from velvet mary jane shoes to robust canvas designs—remains a cherished part of your child’s wardrobe, ready for adventure or special occasions.

Maintaining and transforming your Childrenchic Mary Janes with proper care ensures that they can be enjoyed for years and by multiple children. Whether it’s the easy-to-wash canvas or the plush velvet Mary Janes, each pair deserves attention and care. By storing them properly and addressing stains and dirt promptly, you’re not just cleaning a pair of shoes—you’re preserving memories and preparing them for their next journey.

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