How to Wash Skechers Shoes

If you're like most people, you probably wear your Skechers shoes on a daily basis. Over time, they can start to look dirty and worn. But don't worry - with a little bit of care, you can keep your Skechers looking like new.

Research Your Skechers

Before you attempt to wash your shoes, take a look at the specs of your style of Skechers. Are your shoes machine washable? Are they Foamies, Energy Afterburn, BOBS? Are they made of leather, suede, or nubuck?

Each shoe might have a slightly different process based on the material so air on the side of caution and do a little research beforehand.

Hand Wash Your Shoes

The best way to clean Skechers shoes is by hand washing them. Use a mild soap and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as this can damage the shoes. Gently scrub the shoes with a suede brush (if needed), soft brush, or cloth, being careful not to damage the material.

Remember to take out the laces and insole! These can be washed separately and will make reaching those small spaces a little easier.

Machine Wash Your Shoes

If you've already looked into if your Skechers can go in the washing machine and the answer is yes then go for it! However, be sure to use a delicate cycle and put them in a mesh bag to protect them from getting damaged. Avoid using bleach or other harsh chemicals, as these can damage the shoes.

You'll still want to take out the laces and insoles before you machine-wash them as well since there could be excess dirt in compact places like under the laces holes and the insole.

Dry Your Shoes Carefully

After washing, be sure to dry your Skechers carefully. Avoid putting them in direct sunlight or heat, as this can damage the shoes. Instead, let them air dry in a cool, dry place. Once they're dry, you can put the laces and insoles back in and enjoy your squeaky clean shoes.

Other Shoe Cleaning Tips to Remember:

  • Avoid getting your shoes wet if possible. If they do get wet, be sure to dry them as soon as possible to avoid discoloration and dirty seeping into the fabric.
  • Use a shoe brush or toothbrush to clean dirt from hard-to-reach places
  • For tougher stains, you can use a little bit of rubbing alcohol on a cloth. Be sure to test this in an inconspicuous place first!
  • If your shoes start to smell, try sprinkling a little bit of baking soda inside them. This will help absorb any bad odors. You can also look into odor eliminator spray.
  • Buy waterproof spray to keep them clean. Again, do research on which type of spray is best for your pair of Skechers but this can help extend their use.

So there you have it! Your Skechers should be looking good as new! By following these simple tips, you can keep your Skechers’ shoes looking and smelling great for years to come.