How to Keep Your Skechers Go Walk Shoes Clean and Fresh

Skechers Go Walk shoes are designed to be comfortable, lightweight, and flexible. They are also easy to wash and maintain, as they are made of breathable mesh fabric and synthetic materials. However, you may wonder how to wash them properly without damaging them or affecting their performance. In this guide, I will show you how to wash your Skechers Go Walk shoes using two methods: hand wash and machine wash. Follow these simple steps and enjoy your clean and fresh shoes!

Hand Wash Method

The hand wash method is recommended for lightly soiled shoes or for spot cleaning. You will need the following items:

  • A basin or sink
  • Lukewarm water
  • Mild detergent or soap
  • A soft-bristled brush or a cloth
  • A towel
  • A shoe dryer or a well-ventilated area

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Fill the basin or sink with lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild detergent or soap. Stir the water to create some bubbles.
  2. Remove the insoles and laces from your shoes and wash them separately in the same water. You can use the brush or the cloth to gently scrub them. Rinse them well and squeeze out the excess water. Set them aside to dry.
  3. Submerge your shoes in the water and use the brush or the cloth to gently scrub the dirt and stains from the upper, the midsole, and the outsole. Pay special attention to the areas where the dirt is more visible or stubborn.
  4. Rinse your shoes well under running water until the water runs clear. Squeeze out the excess water and pat them dry with the towel.
  5. Place your shoes on a shoe dryer or in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Let them air dry completely before wearing them again. Do not use a hair dryer or a tumble dryer, as they may damage the shoes or cause them to shrink.
  6. Once your shoes are dry, reinsert the insoles and relace them. You can also spray some shoe deodorizer or baking soda inside the shoes to eliminate any odors.

Machine Wash Method

The machine wash method is suitable for heavily soiled shoes or for a thorough cleaning. You will need the following items:

  • A washing machine
  • A laundry bag or a pillowcase
  • Mild detergent or soap
  • A towel
  • A shoe dryer or a well-ventilated area

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Remove the insoles and laces from your shoes and wash them separately by hand, as described in the hand wash method. Set them aside to dry.
  2. Place your shoes inside the laundry bag or the pillowcase and secure it with a knot or a zipper. This will protect your shoes and prevent them from banging against the drum of the washing machine.
  3. Add a small amount of mild detergent or soap to the washing machine and select a gentle or delicate cycle with cold water. Do not use bleach, fabric softener, or harsh chemicals, as they may damage the shoes or affect their color.
  4. Start the washing machine and let it run for the duration of the cycle. Do not use the spin or the rinse cycle, as they may cause the shoes to lose their shape or become wrinkled.
  5. Remove your shoes from the laundry bag or the pillowcase and pat them dry with the towel.
  6. Place your shoes on a shoe dryer or in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Let them air dry completely before wearing them again. Do not use a hair dryer or a tumble dryer, as they may damage the shoes or cause them to shrink.
  7. Once your shoes are dry, reinsert the insoles and relace them. You can also spray some shoe deodorizer or baking soda inside the shoes to eliminate any odors.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to keep your Skechers Go Walk shoes clean and fresh:

  • Wash your shoes regularly, depending on how often you wear them and how dirty they get. Ideally, you should wash them once every two weeks or once a month.
  • Before washing your shoes, remove any loose dirt or debris by tapping them together or using a soft-bristled brush.
  • Do not soak your shoes for too long, as this may cause the glue to weaken or the colors to fade.
  • Do not wash your shoes with other items, as they may transfer their colors or lint to your shoes or vice versa.
  • Do not dry your shoes in direct sunlight or near heat sources, as this may cause them to fade, crack, or warp.
  • Store your shoes in a cool and dry place, away from moisture and humidity. You can also stuff them with newspaper or tissue paper to help them retain their shape and absorb any moisture.
Thanks To : Shoe Addicts Complete Guide: How to Properly Wash Skechers Go Walk Shoes | Video Tutorial

FAQs

Here are some FAQs that you may find useful:

  • Q: How often should I wash my Skechers Go Walk shoes?
  • A: It depends on how often you wear them and how dirty they get. Ideally, you should wash them once every two weeks or once a month. However, if they are heavily soiled or smelly, you may need to wash them more frequently.
  • Q: Can I use bleach, fabric softener, or harsh chemicals to wash my Skechers Go Walk shoes?
  • A: No, you should not use bleach, fabric softener, or harsh chemicals to wash your shoes, as they may damage the shoes or affect their color. You should use a mild detergent or soap that is suitable for shoes and rinse them well with water.
  • Q: Can I use a hair dryer or a tumble dryer to dry my Skechers Go Walk shoes?
  • A: No, you should not use a hair dryer or a tumble dryer to dry your shoes, as they may damage the shoes or cause them to shrink. You should use a shoe dryer, a fan, or place them in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight or heat sources. You should also stuff them with newspaper or tissue paper to help them retain their shape and absorb any moisture.
  • Q: How can I prevent my Skechers Go Walk shoes from smelling in the first place?
  • A: You can prevent your shoes from smelling by following these tips:
    • Dry your shoes thoroughly after washing them or wearing them.
    • Use a mild detergent or soap that is suitable for shoes and rinse them well with water. You can also add some vinegar or baking soda to the water to neutralize the odors and kill the bacteria.
    • Wash the insoles and the laces separately by hand, as described in the hand wash method. You can also replace them with new ones if they are too worn out or smelly.
    • Wear clean and breathable socks that can wick away the sweat and prevent the odor. You can choose socks woven with metal fibers, such as silver or copper, to help inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and odor1.
    • Spray some shoe deodorizer or baking soda inside the shoes to eliminate any odors.

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