How to Wash Sanuks
Now that you have your Sanuks you might be wondering how to wash your Sanuks. Don’t worry, you can wash your favorite footwear along with other canvas shoes and sandals. You should probably wash your sandals and shoes about every week or every other week, especially during the summer when you are probably wearing them more. If you are not sure how to wash your Sanuks you’ll be happy to know they are easy to wash. Most of the time they come out of the wash looking and smelling like new. Here are some tips to help you safely wash your Sanuks:
Spot clean them first: Take a sponge, a brush or a rag and dip it in hot water that has a little detergent dissolved in it. Clean off any mud, dirt or other heavy stains that on your Sanuks. Don’t soak the shoes. The hot water could damage them if they are soaked in it for a long time. But it’s ok to dab a little hot water and detergent on them to get off heavy stains or loose dirt.
Wash them with towels: Throwing a few old towels in the washer with your Sanuks will pad the washer and prevent the shoes from banging around inside. This will keep the shoes from getting damaged by the washer and make sure the washer isn’t damaged by the shoes. It will also get rid of the awful banging sound that shoes can cause when they are getting washed. Just make sure that you are using old towels.
Don’t wash them in hot water: Hot water is the best for killing bacteria but hot water can seriously damage your Sanuks. It can make them twist out of shaper or even cause parts of them to become unusable. Wash them in warm or cold water. You can add a cup of white vinegar to the water in the washer to kill bacteria and get rid of any germs and odors. If you don’t have any vinegar you can use a few tablespoons of baking soda added to the water, but the vinegar works better.
Never dry them in the dryer: Putting your Sanuks in the dryer will ruin them. Let them air dry to prevent damage. The best thing to do is put them outside in the sunshine for a few hours to dry them. Sunshine will kill any odor causing bacteria that survived the washing cycle.