Cleaning your Native shoes is a detailed cleaning process that can be rather tedious. You have to scrub the bottoms of your shoes and clean the exterior parts of your shoes with soap and water before conditioning them to bring them back to life.
Preparation and Tools
Assuming you have the correct tools for the job at hand, preparation is key when it comes to cleaning your Native shoes. You’ll want to remove any dirt or debris from the surface of the shoes before you start scrubbing away. A soft brush can be used to loosen any caked-on dirt, and a toothbrush can help get into hard-to-reach places. Once you’ve prepped the shoes, it’s time to start cleaning!
Step 1: Remove Excess Dirt
Assuming that your shoes have been worn outdoors, the first step is to remove any excess dirt. You can do this by gently brushing the shoes with a soft-bristled brush. If there is any caked-on dirt, you can use a toothbrush or other small brush to scrub it off. Be sure to brush in the direction of the grain to avoid damaging the shoes.
Step 2: Dissolve Grime
If your shoes are just a little bit dirty, you can spot clean them with a damp cloth. For tougher stains, you can make a cleaning solution by mixing one part water with one part vinegar.Once you have your solution, dip a soft brush or cloth into it and scrub the affected areas of your shoes. Be sure to Rinse the shoes thoroughly with clean water afterwards to remove any residue.
Step 3: Rinse the Shoes off with Water
If your shoes are really dirty, you may want to rinse them off with water before you start cleaning them. You can do this by hand or in the washing machine. If you decide to wash them in the machine, make sure you put them in a mesh bag first to prevent damage.
Step 4: Dry Your Shoes
It is best to air dry your shoes, as putting them in the dryer can cause the materials to break down. First, stuff your shoes with newspaper to help absorb any moisture. Next, set your shoes in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight. allow them to dry for 24-48 hours. Finally, remove the newspaper and replace it with fresh paper if needed. Your shoes should be dry and ready to wear!
Frequenty Asked Questions
How Do I Clean My Shoes If They Get Dirty?
You can spot clean your shoes with a damp cloth and mild soap. Be sure to test the cleaning product on a small, hidden area of the shoe first to make sure it won’t damage the material. You can also remove the insole and laces and wash them separately. Allow your shoes to air dry completely before wearing them again.
You can easily clean your shoes with a damp cloth and mild soap. Simply wipe down the shoes and let them air dry.
How Often Should I Clean My Native Shoes?
You should aim to clean your shoes every few weeks, or as needed. If you wear your shoes in the rain or in muddy conditions, you will need to clean them more often.
The frequency of cleaning depends on how often you wear your shoes and the environment you subject them to. If you live in a dusty area or frequently walk outdoors, we recommend cleaning your shoes once a week. If you only wear your shoes occasionally or keep them stored in a clean area, once a month should suffice.