Dos and don’ts of machine washing Crocs
5-step guide to machine washing Crocs
Preparation: Make sure your Crocs are made of the signature Croslite™ foam material, as this guide applies to those styles. Remove any charms, accessories, or attachments from the Crocs before washing.
Protect: Place the Crocs in a mesh laundry bag to avoid tangling with other clothes and potential damage to the washing machine.
Gentle cycle: Set your washing machine to the gentle or delicate cycle with cold water to protect the Crocs’ material. Use a mild soap or detergent that’s gentle on the Crocs.
Washing: Add the mesh laundry bag containing the Crocs to the washing machine, along with other non-delicate items that can be washed in the gentle cycle. Start the washing machine and let it run its course.
Air dry: After washing, remove the Crocs from the mesh laundry bag and air dry them in a well-ventilated area. Avoid exposing the Crocs to direct sunlight for an extended period, and do not use a dryer, as high heat can cause the material to shrink or warp.
Can all types of Crocs be washed in the washing machine?
This guidance mainly applies to Crocs made of the signature Croslite™ foam material, such as Classic Clogs and slides. For other styles or materials, it’s best to check the care instructions provided by the manufacturer on the product label or their website.
What kind of detergent should I use when washing Crocs in the washing machine?
It’s best to use a mild soap or detergent when washing Crocs in the washing machine, as harsh chemicals or bleach can damage the Croslite™ foam material.
Is it safe to dry Crocs in the dryer after washing them in the washing machine?
No, it’s not recommended to dry Crocs in a dryer. The high heat from the dryer can cause the Croslite™ foam material to shrink or warp. Instead, air dry the Crocs in a well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight, to maintain their shape and quality.
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