How to Clean Crocs Shoes at Home- the Complete Guide
The Crocs shoes are very popular for their super comfortable features and this is one of the reasons why many people love to have them in their wardrobe. For daily activities, the Crocs shoes are the go-to pair of shoes for many people. Keeping your shoes clean and fresh is imperative to enjoying the full benefits of this amazing shoe. Here on this page we will provide you with a complete guide on how to clean Crocs shoes at home.
How to Clean Canvas Crocs Shoes
Getting your canvas Crocs shoes look clean and fresh involves the following procedure:
Step 1: Prepare cleaning solution
The first action you should take is to prepare a cleaning solution. A cleaning solution can be prepared by mixing laundry detergent (mild one) or any other mild soap with warm water in a bowl. Stir you mixture until it becomes foamy. You can use the OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent.
Step 2: Prepare your Crocs shoes
After you are done with the cleaning solution, the next step involves getting your shoes ready to be cleaned with water. This means that you should unthread the shoelaces (thus, if your canvas Crocs shoes come with laces), remove the shoe’s insoles (thus if they are removable) and then wipe off dust and dried mud on your shoe. You can wipe of dried mud and dust with the help of an old toothbrush or a soft bristle scrubbing brush. You can soak your shoelaces in another cleaning solution, whiles you go about cleaning the shoe itself.
Step 3: Scrub your shoes
In order to make your canvas crocs shoes look very clean and fresh, you should scrub your shoes using the cleaning solution you prepared in step 1. With this process, you can use a sponge or a soft bristle scrubbing brush. Using the later (sponge), you should dip the sponge into the cleaning solution and then gently scrub in a circular motion, the upper part of the shoe. Continue scrubbing until you are satisfied with the cleanness level of the shoe.
For the sole area of your canvas Crocs shoe, because it is tougher than the upper part, you can use a scrubbing brush which has hard bristles to scrub off dirt and stains on the sole of your shoe. If scrubbing with a sponge is enough to get rid of dirt or stains on the sole of your canvas Crocs shoes, then there is no need to use a hard bristle scrubbing brush.
If after the scrubbing process, you realize that there still remain stubborn stains on your shoe, then you can apply a laundry stain remover such as OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover to help you get rid of the stubborn stains. When using a laundry stain remover, you should always follow the instructions of the manufacturer (which is usually printed on the package).
Step 4: Rinse your shoe
If you are satisfied with how clean your canvas Crocs shoes are, then the next step involves rinsing them in order to get rid of soap residue on your shoe. At this stage, you will need clean warm water and a clean rag to do so. Fill a bowl with clean warm water and then dip a clean rag into the water, squeeze out excess water from the rag, so that it (rag) is damp and wipe off soap residue on your shoe. Repeat this process until you have gotten rid of all soap residues on your shoe.
If you soaked your shoelaces, then, you should wash them and rinse them with clean water, and then dry them on a drying line outside. You can also dry the insoles of your shoe on a drying line to freshen them up.
Step 5: Dry your shoes
When you are done wiping off soap residue on your shoe, then the next thing you should do is to dry your shoes. One of the things that will ruin your canvas Crocs shoes is drying them under direct sunlight. You should avoid drying your shoes under direct sunlight. You can dry them in a properly ventilated area that does not expose your shoes to direct sun rays.
How to Clean Rubber Crocs Shoes
We have looked at the procedure involved in cleaning canvas Crocs shoes. Now, let us take a look at the steps you should take in order to clean rubber Crocs shoes:
Step 1: Prepare a cleaning solution
Prepare a cleaning solution of warm water and mild soap (such as a mild laundry detergent) in a big washing bowl and then stir your mixture so that it is foamy.
Step 2: Prepare your shoes
Follow the guide we provided above in cleaning canvas Crocs shoes.
Step 3: Scrub your shoes
Since your shoes are all rubber, it is OK to immerse them into water. So, in this step, you will soak your rubber Crocs shoes into the cleaning solution you have prepared (in step 2). The cleaning solution will help break down dirt on your shoes. Whiles your shoes are still soaked in the cleaning solution, use a soft bristle scrubbing brush to scrub the upper and sole areas of the shoe. You can also use an old toothbrush which is narrow to scrub narrow areas of the shoe (thus, areas in between the sole and the upper).
If there are difficult stains on your shoe even though you have scrubbed them with a scrubbing brush, then you should use a generic shoe eraser such as Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Multi-Surface Cleaner to clean off the stains. Generic shoe erasers are ideal for removing difficult stains on shoes. You just need to rub the eraser over the stained area of your shoe.
Step 4: Rinse your shoes
When you are satisfied with the cleanness of your shoe, having gotten rid of all stains and dirt, then you can now rinse off soap residue on your shoe. In rinsing rubber Crocs shoes, you should immerse the whole of the shoe into clean warm water and then, use a clean rag or sponge to rub the upper and sole areas so that they are thoroughly clean.
Step 5: Dry your shoes
After rinsing, the next step is to dry your shoes. To reiterate, never dry your shoes under direct sunlight. Always dry Crocs shoes in a cool but properly ventilated area.
I hope that this step-by-step guide on how to clean Crocs shoes (both rubber and canvas made Crocs shoes) has been very helpful?