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I love wearing sandals, but after a few weeks of wearing them, they have dirty toe marks. Is there anything I can do to get the footbed back to its original state? You asked, we answered!

Toe & Foot Marks from Sandals

How Do I Clean Toe & Foot Dirt Off My Sandals?

Most shoe junkies love summer. It’s the season we get to pack up and escape our everyday rigid shoes and boots for less structured whimsical footwear. More importantly, the world of open-toed footwear is vast! From the strappy sandal to slides to flip-flops in every colour and design, there’s so much to choose from!

There’s just one small eye-sore of a flaw: the dirty footprint, especially around the toe area. How do you keep the footbed of sandals clean? As with most cleaning, a routine helps. If possible, try to wipe off sweat and dirt with a damp microfibre cloth after wearing. However, if toe and foot dirt does accumulate, we have the best way to remove it!

What You’ll Need

  • Leather shampoo (or baking soda)
  • An old toothbrush
  • Microfibre cloth

How to Get the Job Done!

  • Apply a small amount of leather shampoo or a little water and baking soda to the footbed of your sandal.
  • Using an old toothbrush, massage the shampoo or paste in a circular motion where dirt has accumulated. The soft bristles of the toothbrush will gently scrub away stains.
    Once your shoe is clean, rinse with lukewarm water using a damp microfibre cloth. Don’t submerge your sandals or hold them under running water as it can damage the shoe. Dry at room temperature.
  • Avoid drying in the sun or near a radiator.

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