No one wants stinky, dirty feet. And no one wants stinky, dirty feet to cause stinky, dirty shoes. But a lot of times the two frolic through the fields hand-in-hand.... foot-in-foot... foot-in-sanuk..
I've had this happen. Look someone told me if you take enough zinc that your feet will never smell. Have you tried it? Let me know. But just saying, if you walk for hours in these shoes in 90-100 degree weather, you can expect some stink. Don't you think so? It stands to reason..
So the question comes up:
How Do I Clean My Sanuks? Can I Put My Sanuk Shoes In The Washer?
Sanuk FAQ has this covered. If they are NOT leather at all, then you can put them in the washing machine. yay!
You can also watch a delightful video showing you How To Wash Your Sanuks!
I tried it, how did it go?!
My Sanuk Tailspins were worn all over Thailand and the Donna Tribals were worn all over California including Yosemite National Park. In other words, they needed a spruce up. (no pun intended. In fact, I don't even know if there are Spruces there...)
I followed these instructions and tossed them in the wash then air dried.
No, they didn't look brand new. But why would they? They aren't brand new. There was still some discoloration and wear marks, the character of use, and the proof of a well-loved, well-worn shoe. But they were fresh, they felt fresh, smelled fresh, and looked cleaner, though not brand new. As I already noted.
It's great that you can freshen up these shoes so easily. Maybe if I had done that sooner after soiling them, they would have come out a little cleaner. But either way, I'm not complaining. I think it's great!
Have you washed your shoes? How did it go?!
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