Dos and don’ts
Remember, these are general guidelines, and it’s essential to refer to the specific care instructions provided by Aetrex or the manufacturer for the best washing practices for your particular pair of shoes.
5-step guide to washing Aetrex shoes
Read the care instructions: Always check the care instructions provided by Aetrex or the manufacturer before machine washing your shoes. Follow their specific guidelines for the best washing method.
Prepare the shoes: Remove the insoles and laces from your Aetrex shoes before washing. This helps ensure a thorough cleaning and prevents any damage to these components during the wash cycle.
Protect the shoes: Place your shoes inside a mesh laundry bag or a pillowcase. This safeguards them from getting tangled or damaged in the washing machine. Ensure that the bag or pillowcase is securely closed.
Select a gentle cycle and cold water: Set your washing machine to a gentle cycle with cold water. This prevents excessive agitation and minimizes the risk of damage to your Aetrex shoes. Avoid using hot water, as it may cause shrinking or material damage.
Air dry the shoes: After the machine wash cycle is complete, remove the shoes from the laundry bag or pillowcase. Allow them to air dry in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight or heat. Avoid using a dryer or direct heat source, as it can cause shrinkage or damage to the shoes. Be patient as they dry naturally.
Can I machine wash my Aetrex shoes?
Yes, in most cases, Aetrex shoes are machine washable. However, it’s important to read and follow the care instructions provided by Aetrex or the manufacturer. They may provide specific guidelines regarding water temperature, detergent type, and other considerations to ensure proper cleaning and maintenance.
Can I dry my Aetrex shoes in a dryer?
No, it is not recommended to dry Aetrex shoes in a dryer or with direct heat sources. The heat can cause the shoes to shrink, warp, or lose their shape. Instead, after washing, allow your Aetrex shoes to air dry naturally in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight or heat. This will help preserve the integrity and longevity of the shoes.
Do I need to remove the insoles and laces before washing my Aetrex shoes?
Yes, it is generally recommended to remove the insoles and laces before washing Aetrex shoes. This allows for a more thorough cleaning and helps prevent any damage to these components. Insoles and laces can be washed separately by hand or in the machine if they are machine washable, but always follow the specific care instructions for these components.
Read more on Aetrex insole cleaning here.