Dos and don’ts
5-step guide to washing your Abeoi shoes
Prepare the shoes
Remove any loose dirt or debris from the shoes by gently brushing them with a soft brush or cloth. This will help prepare the shoes for the cleaning process.
Spot clean any stains
If there are specific stains or spots on your ABEO shoes, create a mild cleaning solution by mixing a small amount of mild detergent or soap with water. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently spot clean the affected areas. Be sure to test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the shoe first to ensure it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage.
Wash the shoes
Fill a basin or sink with cold water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Don’t immerse the shoes in the soapy water but wet a cloth and gently scrub them with a soft brush or cloth. Pay attention to all the surfaces, including the upper, insole, and outsole. Avoid submerging the shoes, especially if they have leather or other delicate materials that may be damaged by excessive water exposure.
After washing, rinse the shoes thoroughly with cold water to remove any soap residue. Make sure toget all the soap off with a clean cloth.
Air dry properly
To dry the shoes, gently squeeze out any excess water without wringing or twisting them. Then, stuff the shoes with crumpled paper towels or dry newspaper to help them retain their shape while drying. Place the shoes in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight or heat sources, and allow them to air dry naturally. Avoid using a dryer or applying direct heat, as this can damage the materials.
Can I machine wash my ABEO shoes?
Usually no. While ABEO shoes can typically be washed, it is important to check the specific care instructions for your pair of shoes. Some ABEO shoes may be suitable for machine washing, while others may require hand washing or spot cleaning. Always refer to the care instructions provided by ABEO for the best cleaning method.
What detergent should I use to clean ABEO shoes?
Use a mild detergent suitable for delicate fabrics when cleaning ABEO shoes. Harsh chemicals or bleach should be avoided as they can damage the materials. Follow the instructions on the detergent packaging for proper usage and dilution.
Can I dry my ABEO shoes in a dryer?
No, it is not recommended to dry ABEO shoes in a dryer. The heat from the dryer can potentially damage the shoes, causing shrinkage or deformation. Instead, air dry the shoes at room temperature in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
How often should I clean my ABEO shoes?
The frequency of cleaning your ABEO shoes depends on how often you wear them and the conditions in which they are worn. As a general rule, it is a good practice to clean your shoes when they appear dirty or stained. Regularly removing dirt and debris from the shoes by dry brushing can help prolong the time between deep cleaning sessions.
Remember, these FAQs provide general information, and it is essential to refer to the specific care instructions provided by ABEO for your particular pair of shoes. If you have any doubts or concerns, contacting ABEO customer support directly can provide you with accurate and personalized guidance for cleaning your ABEO shoes.