Almost everyone has a pair faithfully worn in Skechers. Their functionality and style is what attracts many people to the sneakers, making Skechers the third largest athletic footwear brand.
But what happens when your go-to shoes are dirty, stained, or just in desperate need of a wash? Thankfully, there are many ways to go about washing your Skechers, so keep reading to learn more!
How to Wash Skechers In 2023
You can wash Foamies and performance Skechers in the washing machine on the gentlest cycle with cold water. To manually clean Skechers, create a bath of warm water and minimal detergent, and proceed to wipe off dirt with a dampened rag. For suede and nubuck Skechers, wipe off with a rag or shor brush, and spray with waterproofing solution.
If you are searching for a way to safely wash your Skechers, utilizing this guide for the restoration of your shoes may surprise you, so keep reading for more facts!
Are All Skechers Machine Washable?
All Skechers can be cleaned, but not all are able to be machine washed. For those that can be machine washed, there is a symbol label in the product details that accompany your shoes.
Each pair of Skechers is sold with a maintenance manual for reference.
Different fabrics do require different cleaning procedures, though.
For example, the best cleaning practice for Skechers with suede or leather on the body of the shoe is not the same as the cleaning of a shoe with a nylon or mesh, a more pliable and breathable fabric.
However, you can rest assured that as long as you adhere to the labels on the shoe directing you on best cleaning practices, you will have cleaner Skechers with ease.
How Can I Machine Wash Skechers?
It should be noted that all Skechers that are machine washable have an icon on the product detail page. Do not machine wash leather, nubuck, suede or light up shoes to prevent damage.
If you see this label that looks similar to any of these, your shoes are safe for the machine.
Protectively, it’s best to put these shoes in a laundry bag or pillow case that can be closed or tied. One at a time is recommended to avoid discoloration
Secondly, set your machine to the most gentle cycle with cold water. After the cycle is complete, let the shoes air dry for 10 – 12 hours. Never put your Skechers in the dryer.
Following the air drying period, you can spritz some waterproofing spray on the shoe to proactively protect your shoes.
How Can I Manually Wash Skechers?
Warm water and a little laundry soap goes a long way. This practice works well for all Skechers, except those with suede or nubuck exteriors.
For this method, you will need a rag or shoe brush, warm water, detergent, and a container large enough to fit your shoes.
First, before adding any water or soap, take the rag or shoe brush, and try to brush away any grime or dirt on the outward portion of the shoe.
Following that step, create a small tub of warm water and a few drops of detergent for a soapy shoe bath. Dunk your rag or brush in the combination, and wipe down the dirt spots.
Finally, remove any extra soap with warm water, and air dry your shoes.
If you would like to freshen up your white laces, create a separate bath of bleach and warm water, and let the lace soak in that for about 30 minutes, then rinse them off and let them air dry.
How Can I Spray Away the Dirt on Skechers?
A simple way to remove dirt and undesired scents that can be applied to all Skechers (especially suede, leather, and nubuck) is a waterproofing and Odor Eliminating Spray, both of which are sold online by Skechers.
Odor eliminating spray, as you may infer, can assist with the smell of the inner soles. To apply this method, spray the inside of your shoe a few times and let the shoes sit.
To reduce the odors in the long-term, make sure to wear socks with your Skechers.
Waterproofing spray is another great long term way of keeping your shoes clean. By spraying this mixture onto the outside of your shoes, you are protecting them greatly.
Use the waterproofing spray on the top of the shoe, let the shoes air dry for a minute or so, and reapply. Wipe off any residue with a towel.
Both of these sprays are environmentally friendly, although it’s highly recommended to utilize these processes in a well ventilated area.
How Can I Wash Performance and Light up Skechers?
Wash performance and light up Skechers manually with detergent, warm water, and a rag or shoe brush. Air dry for best results.
Memory foam shoes, or “Foamies,” can be either machine or manually washed. If you choose to hand wash, be sure to use cold water, and let the shoes air dry in a shaded area.
Do not place your Memory Foam Skechers in the dryer or in the sun to dry.
How Can I Wash Nylon/Mesh Skechers?
Nylon and mesh shoes lend themselves best to being washed in the machine. If you choose to hand wash, use cold water.
How Can I Clean Suede, Leather, or Nubuck Skechers?
As previously mentioned, it’s best to use a waterproofing spray on all leather, suede, and nubuck styles. Do not put your D’lites in the washing machine!
For the squeakiest, cleanest Skechers, just follow the signs! There are a number of resources to inform the upkeep of your shoes. Paying attention to the materiality, and exercising care in your washing technique is as simple and important as it gets.
While you may want to act out of convenience and throw your shoes in the washing machine, take a moment of consideration not to compromise the quality of your Skechers. After all, the incredible comfort and materiality is why we love them!