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How to Wash Skechers Shoes

April 27, 2023

Skechers is a popular brand that specializes in lifestyle and performance footwear. They also sell clothing and accessories such as hoodies, jogger pants, shorts, socks, and bags.

Keeping Your Skechers Shoes In Good Condition

how to wash skechers shoesThe great thing about Skechers is that most of their shoes are machine washable.

Keep in mind, however, that there are exceptions. For example, you wouldn’t want to throw suede or nubuck shoes in the washer.

You also don’t want to machine wash leather shoes as it will ruin the material. The same goes for light up shoes.

When in doubt, check their website; it’ll let you know whether or not a specific model is machine washable.

How to Wash Skechers GOrun Footwear

Most Skechers GOrun styles are machine washable. You can also wash them the old-fashioned way by hand with a bit of soap and water.

Machine Washing GOrun Sneakers

Remove the laces and memory foam insoles and wash them separately.

Place the shoes in a laundry bag or pillowcase and toss them in the washer. Not only will that protect your shoes but it’ll also protect your washing machine.

If the shoes are excessively dirty, consider brushing the surface with a soft bristle brush before washing.

how to wash skechers gorun shoesFor the best results, wash your GOrun footwear separately from your clothes. However, you can toss in a few towels to balance the load; that’ll prevent the shoes from banging around while the cycle is running.

Add one scoop of ACTIVE Laundry Detergent directly to the drum. Be careful not to add too much – that can cause soap residue to build up on your shoes.

Run a gentle cycle and make sure to use cool water; hot water can damage the shoes’ adhesives.

Once they’re clean, take them out of the washer and let them air dry. You can stuff the insides with paper towels or newspaper to speed up the process.

Placing them in front of a fan or dehumidifier helps as well. Just don’t toss them in the dryer; the heat can permanently ruin the shape of the shoes.

Wait until the shoes are completely dry before re-lacing them and putting the insoles back in.

Washing GOrun Sneakers By Hand

how to hand wash skechersRemove the laces from the sneakers. You also want to take out the insoles if they’re removable. Set them aside and fill a sink with cool water.

While it’s filling, pour in half a scoop of ACTIVE Detergent. If you want, you can also add some baking soda to help neutralize any odors.

Place the laces and insoles in the sink so they’re saturated with the soapy solution. Next, put in your shoes. Consider scrubbing them beforehand if they’re excessively dirty (don’t forget the soles as well).

For example, you can use an old toothbrush to scrub the eyelets. Let them sit and soak for about 15-20 minutes.

Tip: Stained laces should be spot-cleaned before washing. Rub a small amount of detergent into the stained area with your finger – that’ll allow it to break down the embedded dirt. Repeat until the stain is no longer visible.

Rinse the laces and insoles under running water and pat them dry with a clean towel. Do the same for the sneakers. Hold them under the faucet and rinse until there are no more soap suds. Give them a quick wipe down with a clean cloth so that they’re not dripping wet and let them dry naturally.

Once they’re dry (it can take between 8 to 12 hours), re-lace the sneakers and replace the insoles.

How to Wash Skechers BOBS Shoes

Skechers BOBS shoes feature a textured knit fabric upper and a cushioned memory foam insole, which makes them easy to wash.

Machine Washing Skechers BOBs Shoes

how to wash skechers bobs shoesRemove the laces and insoles and wash them separately with cool water. Place the BOBS shoes in a pillowcase or laundry bag and put them in the washing machine.

The bag will act as a physical barrier to ensure they’re safely machine-washed. It’s also a good idea to add a few towels; they’ll help balance the weight so that it’ll run smoother.

Add one scoop of ACTIVE Detergent to the drum/dispenser. White vinegar can also be added (1/2 to 1 cup) if odor is a problem. Avoid using bleach.

Run a delicate cycle using cold water. Avoid using hot water as it can warp the fabric and damage the adhesives on the soles.

Take the BOBS shoes out of the washing machine once they’re clean and let them dry naturally in a well-ventilated room.

You can speed up the drying process by stuffing the inside with newspaper or paper towels. Never tumble dry and don’t leave them out in the sun; the UV rays can cause the shoes to fade over time.

Wait until everything is completely dry, including the laces and insoles before reassembling the shoes.

Hand Washing Skechers BOBs Shoes

Remove the laces and insoles and set them aside. Fill up a clean sink with lukewarm water and pour in half a scoop of ACTIVE Detergent.

Once the powder is completely dissolved, place the laces and insoles in the solution so that they’re completely saturated and let them soak for 15 to 20 minutes.

Do the same with the shoes after cleaning off the excess dirt with a brush or soft cloth. Let them sit in the soapy water so that the detergent can permeate the knit material.

Drain the dirty water and refill the sink with clean water after soaking.

Rinse the laces, insoles, and shoes thoroughly. Continue until there’s no more detergent on the items.

Give the shoes a final rinse under the tap and let them air dry in front of a fan or dehumidifier in a well-ventilated room. Do not throw any of the items in the clothes dryer.

Wait until everything is fully dry before replacing the insoles and the laces.

How to Wash Skechers Shoes – FAQs

Can you put Skechers shoes in the washing machine?

skechers washing instructionsMost Skechers shoes are machine washable. There are a few exceptions, however. For example, you should never machine wash suede or leather shoes.

Consider using a suede brush or leather cleaning lotion instead. You can also use the Skechers’ water proofer spray to protect the outer surface.

What’s the best way to wash Skechers memory foam shoes?

Most, if not all of their memory foam shoes can be put in the washing machine. When in doubt, check their website for specific care instructions.

Should you wash Skechers shoes with cold or warm water?

It’s best to wash your shoes with cold water as excessive heat can damage the materials.

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Sophia Grant

Sophia Grant brings her extensive knowledge of laundry and clothing care to the masses with her intensive cleaning guides. Her thorough understanding of fabrics, detergents, and washing techniques helps readers master the art of maintaining their wardrobe. Sophia's advice ensures that anyone can achieve professional-level results at home, keeping their garments looking pristine and lasting longer.

Comment (1)

  • Nicola Parsons Reply

    Instructions all very well, but what temperature/cycle is recommended?

    January 16, 2023 at 5:07 am

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