How do you clean Birkenstocks without ruining them?

Use lukewarm water and a cloth to scrub your footprint away. To dry, do not place in direct heat or sunlight, as this again, will cause dry rot and cork cracking. Clean your Birkenstocks on a day where you won’t be tempted to wear them and allow them to dry away from windows and doors for 24 hours.

How do you clean Birkenstocks at home?

Step 1: Remove loose dirt using a suede brush or clean toothbrush. Step 2: Mix a bit of baking soda with water until a paste forms. Step 3: Use a clean cloth or toothbrush (so as long as you rinse it in between steps one and two) to gently scrub the paste into the footbed, using a circular motion.

How do you clean a Birkenstock footbed?

To keep your footwear fresh, spray the entire footbed with Birkenstock Cleaner & Refresher and wipe away excess moisture and dirt with a cloth. Brush suede and nubuck footbeds with a Nubuck/Suede brush to restore the nap.

Are Birkenstocks washable?

Can you wash Birkenstocks in a washing machine? Unfortunately not. The leather straps are too fragile for a machine wash, and the washing machine itself could be damaged by the tossing and turning of the drum.

Do white Birkenstocks get dirty?

The white pair is actually really easy to keep clean– I really wanted the white pair as soon as I saw them, but I was a little worried that they would easily get dirty. Luckily the fabric is SO easy to wipe off. I’ve spilled coffee and other numerous things on them, and it hasn’t been a problem at all.

How do you clean Birkenstocks without baking soda?

For stubborn stains add a small drop of fragrance-free soap. Rub cloth and soap onto any stains on the shoe. Allow shoes to dry. Lay the shoes out in a dry area, away from any direct sunlight.

Can you get Birkenstocks wet?

Source. A: While it is best to avoid prolonged exposure to rain and other moisture, Birkenstocks can get wet on occasion and still last for years with proper care. Many of our customers think that their Birkenstocks will get ruined if they get wet once or twice in the rain, and this is generally not the case.

How do you clean Birkenstocks with vinegar?

Dampen the cloth with a very small amount of white vinegar (you can always add more later). Rub the vinegar into the stain using a gently back-and-forth motion, before leaving your Birks to dry completely before repeating if necessary.

How do you remove mold from Birkenstocks?

Mix equal parts water and white vinegar. Use a soft cloth to wipe the mixture over the moldy area. Use a warm, damp cloth to ‘rinse’ your Birkenstocks. Allow to air dry thoroughly before wearing.

Why do Birkenstocks turn black?

Birkenstocks are made of materials that turn black due to oil exposure. This oil comes in the form of sweat and secretions of feet after wearing the shoes. But the best part is that you compensate for this con by cleaning the footbed with baking soda and detergent or replacing it with a new one.

What do you clean Birkenstocks with?

Use a wet cloth and wash the sandals off with lukewarm water. Do not hold the sandals under running water and ensure that they do not become completely wet. Use a wet cloth and wash the sandals off with lukewarm water. Do not hold the sandals under running water and ensure that they do not become completely wet.

How do you get the smell out of Birkenstocks?

The best methods to get rid of this odor include simply drying them out under the soft sun, or applying a paste made out of baking powder and water on the footbed. You may also moisten a cloth in diluted vinegar or rubbing alcohol solution and leave them on the footbed overnight.

How do you get stains out of suede Birkenstocks?