Are you a Skechers fan? If so, you are familiar with Skechers Go Walk, which comes in all colors, sizes, shapes, and varieties. The Go Walk range is specially designed to deliver the most technologies for comfort and support when walking or for casual everyday wear.
However, like other shoes out there, your Skechers Go Walk will get dirty. The good news is that you choose from different cleaning methods. Now, the question is, “Can you put Skechers Go Walk in the washing machine?”
The answer depends on the materials used. If your Skechers Go Walk comes with non-leather uppers, it is machine washable. You also have to be aware of few things, like removing the soles and laces and put them in a pillowcase or separate bag when washing them in the machine.
How to Clean Skechers Go Walk in the Washing Machine
If you are unaware of whether a pair of Skechers Go Walk is machine washable or not, you can check the shoebox or product description. If it says washing machine safe, go for it because this cleaning method is convenient.
Here are the simple steps on how to clean your Skechers Go Walk in the washing machine:
Step #1: Remove the laces from the Skechers shoes.
Step #2: Remove any dirt or debris using a soft-bristled brush.
Step #3: If you can remove the memory foam insole, do it.
Step #4: Put the Skechers shoe in a delicate bag. Alternatively, you can use a pillowcase and tie its top.
Step #5: Set the washing machine to the cold, gentle cycle.
Step #6: Add some detergent and let the machine do its job.
Step #7: Allow the Skechers shoes to air dry. Keep them away from direct sunlight. Putting the shoes in the dryer is not a good idea since heat can separate the different layers.
Step #8: Protect the shoes by using Skechers cleaning kit. This step is optional, but it is still advisable if you want to wear them for a longer time.
Alternative Cleaning Methods
Aside from using your washing machine, you can try other cleaning methods depending on your Skechers Go Walk’s materials or variety range.
Cleaning Go Walk Performance
Do not put the Performance variety because it is an athletic version, and they will break down faster than expected once you put them in the machine. Instead, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Brush Off the Excess Dirt
First, you have to perform a preliminary brush-off of the debris or dirt on the Skecher’s shoes. You can use a towel, sponge, old toothbrush, or rag to remove excess dirt.
Step #2: Add Detergent
In a cup of lukewarm water, add a few drops of laundry detergent and mix them until it is sudsy. The water should be warm because the warmth helps accelerate the cleaning process.
Step #3: Brush the Shoes and Insoles
Get a towel, tag, or toothbrush and dip it in the warm soapy water. Then, brush the different sides of the shoes, and do not forget to brush the sole. If the shoes come with insoles, remove and brush them off as well.
Step #4: Wipe the Shoes
Get a fresh and clean water. Dip a rag, sponge, or towel in the water and wipe off the soap in all parts of the shoes. While wiping the shoes, ensure that they are not soaking wet.
Step #5: Dry the Shoes
Allow the Skechers shoes to dry in a well-ventilated and room-temperature area. If you washed the shoes’ insoles, let them dry too before putting them back in the shoes. Beware that you may need a few days before the shoes completely dry.
However, if you want to speed the drying time, you can set up a fan next to the shoes. Again, do not put them in the dryer because it can separate the layer, leading to damage.
Skechers Go Walk shoes with leather materials are not machine washable. Soaking them in the water can break down the material. Instead, you can try the steps below:
Step #1: Brush the Shoes
Get a small bowl and fill it with warm water. Add a small amount of laundry detergent. Then dip a clean cloth or rag into the soapy water. Rub the leather part with the water. Get some clean water, and dip a clean cloth in it and wipe off the soapy water.
Step #2: Dry the Shoes
After cleaning, allow the shoes to air dry. You can polish the shoes to make them shinier.
Step #3: Apply Waterproofing Spray
You can get a generic shoe waterproofing spray or Skechers waterproofing spray from a shoe store. Spray the shoe’s entire upper portion. Allow the shoes to dry for a few minutes before spraying another coat. Use a clean towel to wipe off excess spray.
When spraying the shoes, ensure you are in a well-ventilated room. Allow the shoes to dry for several hours before wearing them again.
Cleaning the Shoe Laces
There are also proper ways on how to clean your Skechers shoelaces. Follow the steps below:
Step #1: Remove the Laces and Pretreat the Stains
Untie and pull the laces out of the eyelets to remove them completely. You can pretreat the laces if you see stains. Do it by dabbing on a stain remover or laundry detergent. Clean the eyelets with a toothbrush and a little soapy water.
Step #2: Machine Wash the Laces
In a pillowcase or a delicate bag, place the laces. It helps keep them from getting tangled. Then, put them in the washing machine and set the washer on a normal cycle. Do not forget to tie the pillowcase or zip up the delicate bag to prevent the laces from falling out.
Step #3: Dry the Laces
You can lay the laces on a towel or hang them on a drying rack. Do not put them in a dryer because it may shrink, stretch, or damage them. You have to wait a few hours to let the laces dry entirely.
Skechers Go Walk shoes are not only stylish but also provides support and comfort. However, they still get dirty. So, ensure you know the proper cleaning method on a particular shoe material.