How To Wash Skechers Shoes

Not only are these shoes good for young people, but they are also more affordable than most other brands in the market. And if you know how to wash Skechers shoes, they can last a long time looking really good.

A dirty pair of Skechers can be embarrassing. It can also be a good breeding ground for bacteria. Here, you are going to see how to clean these shoes and keep them in tiptop condition.

Most people wonder whether you can clean these shoes in a washing machine, or if you have to do it manually.

As usual, you cannot clean all shoes in the same way. Your method of choice depends on the type of material that is used to make the shoes. For instance, you cannot clean leather shoes the same way that you can clean fabric shoes.

How to wash smelly Skechers shoes

If your Skechers boots are smelly, you not only need to wash them but you also need to deodorize them. You need to use an antibacterial product to kill the bacteria that causes odor.

According to an article on webMD, your feet have thousands of sweat glands. Thus, when you enclose them in closed shoes, they produce too much sweat, especially when you walk or run. Now, the sweat starts to stink because there is no proper aeration or escape.

Because there are many types of bacteria on your feet, they feed on the sweat and they cause a serious stink.

But not to worry if your Skechers stink. Use the following methods to clean them and leave them odor-free:

Using natural deodorizers

You can wash smelly Skechers with natural deodorants and leave them smelling fresh. Here are a few products that you already have at home:

Using white vinegar

After cleaning the shoes (washing them in a washing machine if it is applicable), you can then spray them with a water and white vinegar solution. You can use a spray bottle to spray the inside of the shoes with this solution.

Air-dry the shoes and then wear them, with clean feet and socks, store them or keep them inside your suitcase if you are traveling. They will keep fresh!

Using baking soda

First, you have to clean the shoes and make sure they are dry. Sprinkle the interior with a generous amount of baking soda and then leave it in the shoes overnight.

By morning, all the odor will have gone. Baking soda breaks the molecules of the stain that causes the stink. It also kills any bacteria that might have survived the washing.

The tea bag method

Dunk a few tea bags in boiling water and let them stay in for a few minutes. Take them out and let them drip out completely and then put them inside your shoes. After an hour, take them out. You will realize that the odor is gone.

Using store-bought products

You can also use store-bought products to remove nasty foot odor from your Skechers shoes. For instance, you can order the Skechers sneakers and insole odor eliminator on This product has a good smell that beats the reek that comes from foot sweat. The smell is not too overpowering.

How to wash Skechers work shoes

Skechers work shoes are going to collect a lot of dirt especially if you work outside or on the factory floor.

To give them a thorough cleaning, follow the steps that we have laid out below:

Get old newspapers, warm water, rags, laundry detergent and brush. These materials may vary depending on the material that has been used to make the shoes. For instance, if it is leather, you can use a rag dipped in warm soapy water. If it is suede or nubuck, you just need to brush them.

If the shoes have non-leather uppers, you can clean them in the washing machine, after removing the insoles and the laces.

How to wash Skechers non-leather upper work shoes

First, you need to remove the superficial dirt by rubbing the shoes with a rug. It is best to spread out the old newspapers over your work area so that they can collect the dirt.

Clean the sole too. If you are doing a full cleaning rather than spot-cleaning the shoes, remove the laces and the insoles.

Add a dash of laundry detergent in warm water and stir it. Take a clean piece of cloth, dampen it and squeeze out the excess water.

Use the damp cloth to rub the entire shoes. It should take out all the stains unless you have let them stay too long and set.

Clean the laces and insoles separately and then air-dry everything. When the shoes are dry, return the insoles and deodorize them if necessary.

How to clean work shoes with leather uppers

You should never clean suede, leather or nubuck leather shoes in a washer. You have to clean them manually.

Suede and Nubuck Shoes

To clean Skechers shoes with these types of material, you need Magic Gum (or eraser) to clean stubborn stains and a self-cleaning sponge or suede brush.

Start by brushing the shoes with a suede brush or the self-clean sponge. Make sure you are brushing in the direction of the nap. After that, inspect the shoes and if there are any stains, use the eraser to rub it out.

Cleaning leather Shoes

Skechers makes meshed as well as leather work shoes. If you have such, you can clean them with water and laundry detergent.

Make your solution and then dampen a piece of cloth and use it to clean out the exterior of the shoes. You can clean the insoles separately especially if you have foot odor. Let the shoes air-dry and then treat them with a waterproof conditioner.

How to wash Skechers shoes in washing machine

If your Skechers shoes are not made of leather, nubuck or suede, you can wash them in the washing machine.

However, to clear any doubt, you should check the manufacturer’s website or call them for cleaning instructions. You can also find out how to clean the shoes on online forums.

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Usually, meshed Skechers can clean out nicely in the washing machine. The first thing to do is to remove the sticky dirt such as mud, soil and other. You can do this by rubbing the shoes with a damp rag.

Remove the shoelaces and the insoles. You can then put the shoes in a mesh bag so that they do not toss around in the washing machine. You can also use a pillowcase and tie it or zip it.

Add laundry detergent to the washing machine and then set the cold cycle. You should clean Skechers shoes with the cold cycle.

The reason for avoiding using warm or hot washing cycle is to keep the layers intact.

Can we wash Skechers shoes with water?

Apart from the suede and nubuck shoes, you can wash leather shoes with warm water and laundry detergent.

You can also wash the mesh upper Skechers sneakers with water and soap. Thus, it is perfectly okay to wash certain types of Skechers shoes with water and detergent.

As we have also seen above, you can clean some types of Skechers shoes in the washing machine. Just remember to use the cold cycle to keep the glue bonding different parts intact.

Final thoughts for how to wash your Skechs

Knowing how to wash Skechers shoes in the right way can help you prolong their life. For instance, you should never use warm or hot cleaning cycles if you are cleaning your shoes in the washing machine.

If you do not know what cleaning method to use to clean Skechers shoes, email or telephone the manufacturer.