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When Crocs hit the market in 2003, they immediately gained popularity with their individualized style and comfort. These shoes, available for men, women and kids, were originally made out of foam. Today, the Crocs product line includes leather and fabric footwear as well.


For many people, Crocs are the go-to shoes in their closet, and they can get filthy with frequent use. How do you clean Crocs without damaging them?

What’s the Best Way to Clean Crocs?


Original Crocs are made out of Croslite foam, which is easy to clean. However, you need to follow special care instructions to avoid damaging this material. Many people handwash their Crocs in the sink. You can rinse them off quickly, or you can use mild soap and cold water to wipe down your shoes. To remove stubborn dirt, use a soft-bristle brush or cloth.


Crostile foam Crocs can also be washed in the washing machine. To avoid damaging your shoes, use the delicate setting with cold water. In addition, choose a mild laundry detergent. Do not put your Crocs in the dryer. This can cause them to warp or shrink. After washing your Crocs, towel-dry them. Then, allow them to air dry in a shaded area. Do not use a blow dryer or place the Crocs in direct sunlight to dry them.


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Washing your Crocs with a mild soap and cool water is effective for routine cleaning. However, if you’re dealing with a tough stain, additional effort is required. In addition to using soap and water, you’ll need vinegar and baking soda to address oil, paint, Sharpie and tough dirt stains. Keep in mind that it’s easier to clean Crocs before the stains have set in.


Initially, clean the Crocs as usual with a mild dish soap and cool water. Scrub them with a toothbrush to loosen the stains and to reach the tight spaces. If the stains persist, repeat the step using a mild laundry detergent.


For the toughest stains, make a baking soda paste using a few tablespoons of baking soda and a small amount of water. Apply the paste across the shoes, and allow the shoes to sit for an hour. Then, spray white vinegar on the shoes. The vinegar will have a chemical reaction with the baking soda, and this reaction removes most tough stains. You can also try a Magic Eraser sponge or pre-soak the shoes in oxygen bleach before washing them.


Interestingly, some people have noticed that certain stains on the foam material disappear after a few days. Although Crocs hasn’t commented on this, it is believed that the stains dissolve into the material.


Check out this video for more Crocs cleaning recommendations and hacks!



How to Clean the Bottom of Crocs


The bottom of your Crocs is often the dirtiest area. These surfaces come in direct contact with the grime on parking lots, sidewalks, public spaces and more. When you bring your shoes into your home and car, you’ll track germs in on the bottom of your shoes. Soap, water and elbow grease will not disinfect Crocs, so additional effort is needed.


Create a paste using baking soda and a small amount of water. Rub the paste over the bottom of your Crocs, and let them sit undisturbed for several minutes. Then, use a spray bottle to spritz vinegar onto the paste. After the fizzing stops, scrub the shoes with a toothbrush and rinse them thoroughly. This will eliminate most germs and help you keep your car and house cleaner.


How to Clean Jibbitz


Jibbitz are the perfect way to accessorize your Crocs. These charms and gems are easy to add to the top of your Crocs, and some people even change out their Jibbitz to suit their mood, the season or their outfit. However, just as Crocs can get dirty, Jibbitz can get coated with dirt, dust and grime, too.


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To clean Jibbitz, remove them from your shoes. Often, dirt will easily be removed by soaking the Jibbitz in a bowl of cool water combined with a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent. If necessary, use a toothbrush to scrub away the dirt.




Is It Safe to Wash Crocs in the Washer or Dishwasher?


Crocs can be washed in a washing machine. Use cool water, a mild laundry detergent and the delicate cycle to avoid damaging your shoes. Because Crocs can shrink or warp if they get too hot, avoid placing them in the dishwasher or the clothes dryer.


But which method is more effective in cleaning your Crocs: tossing them in the washer or washing them by hand? Check out the results!



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How to Clean and Deodorize Fleece-Lined Crocs


The fuzzy inner covering of fleece-lined Crocs is not removable. However, it can still be cleaned. Add a few drops of mild soap to a bowl of water. Using a toothbrush, scrub the lining with the soapy water.


Avoid oversaturating the fleece. Let the shoes air dry. When they are completely dry, sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the lining to tackle lingering odors.


How Do You Clean Your Crocs Without Damaging Them


Crocs can be damaged by harsh detergents and cleaning products. They are also prone to shrinking and warping when exposed to heat and excessive sunlight.

To clean your Crocs, choose safe cleaning agents such as mild detergent or soap, baking soda, and vinegar. Do not let your Crocs dry in direct sunlight or use a blow dryer or clothes dryer. Instead, air dry them to prevent damage.

Lastly, do not use any cleaning products without reviewing the manufacturer’s recommendations.


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