FITFLOP SHOE CARE
AND CLEANING GUIDE
We want your FitFlop sandals, shoes, boots and clogs to stay looking great (after all, when you’re wearing them, they’re out there, representing us). Here, a few easy-to-follow guidelines to keep your FitFlop shoes in shape:
HOW TO STORE SHOES
Store your FitFlop shoes away from light and away from damp or heaters (which can make leathers dry and brittle and may affect adhesives). We suggest you avoid storing shoes in shoeboxes for long periods of time, especially in humid climates, because the lack of air can negatively affect certain footwear materials.
CARING FOR YOUR FITFLOP SANDALS
Follow these steps, and cleaning FitFlop sandals should be simple and easy.
Unlined: Many of our sandals have an unlined midsole and footbed; you can see and feel the ‘layer of cush’. If this is the case, to clean the footbed of your sandals, use a damp cloth or soft toothbrush, wet the midsole, use a bit of soap, and scrub in circles.
Lined: Where the sandal midsole is lined or wrapped, for example with leather, follow the care instructions below for the relevant wrap material.
See below for care of the upper material.
HOW TO CLEAN THE INSIDE OF YOUR SHOES
Not sure how to keep your FitFlop shoes, sneakers and boots fresh and odour-free? Try these simple tips.
- Clean shoe footbeds regularly using a damp cloth or antibacterial wipe.
- Wearing breathable cotton socks can help shoes and boots stay odour-free.
- Soda powder or bicarbonate of soda sprinkled inside and left overnight can also work (just don’t forget to tap it out before you put your shoes back on!). A very light mist of white vinegar sprayed inside your shoes and left to dry for about an hour removes odour and kills the bacteria that cause it.
RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!
If you’re going out in rain, leather or ideally rubber FitFlop footwear is best. To provide extra protection, some of our styles – particularly in less resistant materials like nubuck, suede and canvas – come treated with 3M™ Scotchgard™ for water repellence.
If you have any other questions please call our Customer Service team on +44 207 751 3694 or check out our FAQ page.