Here’s a guide on how to clean Aetrex insoles:
- Clear mild soap (such as a gentle liquid soap)
- Damp cloth or sponge
- Towel or paper towels
- Prepare the cleaning solution: Fill a small bowl or basin with lukewarm water and add a few drops of clear mild soap. Mix it gently to create a soapy solution.
- Spot cleaning: Dip the damp cloth or sponge into the soapy solution, making sure it’s not overly saturated. Wring out any excess water to avoid soaking the insoles.
- Clean the insoles: Gently wipe the surface of the insoles with the damp cloth or sponge. Pay attention to any areas that require extra cleaning, such as stains or dirt buildup. Be careful not to scrub too vigorously to avoid damaging the insoles.
- Rinse (optional): If desired, you can dampen a clean cloth or sponge with plain water and wipe down the insoles to remove any remaining soap residue. However, it’s important to avoid saturating the insoles with water.
- Air drying: After cleaning, place the insoles in a well-ventilated area and allow them to air dry naturally. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or heat sources, as excessive heat can deform the insoles.
- Final touch: Once the insoles are completely dry, you can gently fluff or massage them to restore their shape and texture.
- Reinsert into footwear: Once the insoles are dry and clean, carefully place them back into your shoes or footwear.
- Do not submerge the insoles in water or expose them to excessive moisture.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the insoles.
- Do not machine wash or machine dry the insoles.
Following these guidelines should help you effectively clean your Aetrex insoles and maintain their performance and durability.
Can I wash Aetrex insoles in a washing machine?
No, it is not recommended to wash Aetrex insoles in a washing machine. Machine washing can cause damage to the insoles and affect their performance. It is best to follow the spot cleaning instructions provided by Aetrex using a clear mild soap and a damp cloth.
How often should I clean my Aetrex insoles?
The frequency of cleaning your Aetrex insoles depends on how frequently you use them and the level of dirt or odor accumulation. As a general guideline, you can clean them whenever you notice dirt, stains, or odor. Spot cleaning is usually sufficient, and it is recommended to clean them as needed rather than on a fixed schedule.
Can I use bleach or other harsh chemicals to clean Aetrex insoles?
No, it is not advisable to use bleach or other harsh chemicals to clean Aetrex insoles. These substances can be too abrasive and may cause damage to the insoles, affecting their performance and lifespan. Stick to a clear mild soap and water for spot cleaning, as mentioned in the cleaning instructions provided by Aetrex.