Can you put shoe insoles in the washer?

Can you put shoe insoles in the washer?

Shoe insoles are often made of synthetic materials, such as rubber and foam, that can be damaged in the washing machine. So, if you’re wondering how to wash the insoles of shoes, stick to hand washing. You can use dish soap or laundry detergent to clean removable insoles.

How do you get the smell out of shoe insoles?

Place your insoles in a plastic bag filled with baking soda. Ensure the entire insoles are covered in baking soda and leave them overnight. By morning, you can take them out and wipe any baking soda residue with a cloth. Baking soda neutralizes all odors and kills bacteria.

Should you clean your insoles?

Aside from keeping your feet clean and moisture free, regularly cleaning your insoles can help eradicate odor causing bacteria and help prevent new ones from taking hold. Cleaning your insoles is a great way to keep your foot odor in check.

Should you remove insoles from shoes before washing?

Step 2: Remove laces and insoles. Take out the shoelaces and insoles from your shoes. Laces can become tangled in the washing machine, and many insoles are delicate, removing them is best. Clean the laces and insoles by hand by scrubbing them with dishwashing soap or liquid detergent and a soft brush or rag.

How often should you wash insoles?

Cleaning can be done as often as every week but a quick smell test would help. Bacteria, especially bad bacteria will emit a noticeable odor. If you begin to notice this smell, then it could be time to quickly clean your insoles.

Why should you not put shoes in the washing machine?

Shoes can damage your wash drum. That is why we recommend putting them into a wash bag or pillowcase to protect them from getting caught on the drum. To reduce the loud noise, wrap your shoes in the same color towel and put in wash bag or pillowcase.