Having to clean Toms shoes is something that you will likely have to do as they are made of material that is comfortable and can easily get dirty. There are different methods on how to clean Toms shoes. There is a certain method that works best for the situation going on with your shoes.
Cleaning Your Shoes by Hand
The first step to cleaning your Toms by hand is to remove all the dirt and debris from your shoes. Use a bristle cleaning brush to get the dirt off your shoes. Make sure you get all of it off. Then go ahead and fill a bowl with one cup of cold water. Add some laundry detergent or a dish soap to the water. Mix up the water and laundry detergent until some small bubbles form on the surface of the water. Then take your scrubbing brush and dip it into the water and detergent mixture. Scrub the outside of your shoes as best you can all over to get all the dirt and grime off. Once it’s clear of dirt, go ahead and lay them somewhere to air dry off. Don’t put your Toms shoes in the dryer. Doing so could cause the fabric on the shoes to shrink and then they may not fit you anymore. Spot treat your shoes with some laundry detergent if there is still some dirty spots on your shoes. Allow your shoes to air dry after spot treating. Following drying, if they are still dirty go ahead and toss them in the washing machine to get a more thorough washing.
How to Clean Toms Shoes in the Washing Machine
For especially dirty Toms shoes you may need to use a washing machine to take care of the stains. To wash your Toms in the washing machine you will need to select the most delicate wash setting on your machine and cold water. The most delicate setting on a washing machine is usually labeled delicates or lingerie. Don’t use as much detergent as you would typically use with a full load of clothes being washed. Instead opt to use about a fourth cup of detergent. Use a gentle detergent and absolutely no bleach. Bleach and strong detergent could destroy your shoes. Run the washer and let your shoes get washed. When your shoes are done in the wash go ahead and put your shoes somewhere so they can air dry. Do not put the shoes into the dryer. After you allow your shoes to dry, then you can go ahead and spot treat your shoes with some dish soap or detergent. Then let the shoes air dry after being spot treated.
One of these options should help you to adequately wash up your Toms shoes so they’re nice and fresh. You can also repeat the washing process for either one of these options. If both options fail, you may need to go shopping for a new pair of fresh Toms shoes. Which isn’t really so bad if you are a fan of the shoewear and want to have some fun searching for a new pair.