How To Wash Skechers Memory Foam Shoes | Easiest Way

Written By Mahia

Skechers shoes are world-wide famous for their comfort and the cushioning it provides to the feet. No other shoes can beat the Skechers memory foam shoes for the support and balance it gives to the feet.

The more you wear your favorite Skechers shoes, the more it will get dirty. To keep the Skechers shoes fresh and add a few years to its life, washing is a must. Skechers have a variety of shoe collections, and each of them has a different washing process as the materials of the shoes differ from each other.

However, you cannot just dunk your Skechers in water and wash them. There are few washing rules which you need to follow to get a clean and good-looking Skechers shoes. So we thought of sharing all the mind-blowing hacks following which you can wash your various types of Skechers memory foam shoes in no time.


Washing Skechers Performance Shoes

Skechers performance shoes are more of a sporting or athletic shoes such as GOwalk and GOrun shoes. It is better to wash the shoes manually instead of using a washing machine; using a washing machine can sometimes damage the shoes’ material. Skechers performance shoes need a cleanser type, which you can specifically use to wash athletic boots, but if you cannot find it, you can use laundry detergent, make sure not to use any harsh detergent and mix it with warm water before using.

Below are the steps for washing Skechers performance shoes:

  1. Before you start the cleaning process, make sure to remove the shoelaces if your shoes have any and wash them separately. The washing process of shoelaces is described later on in this article.
  2. If the insole is removable, take them out and let them sit in the sun; the sunlight kills the germs.
  3. Brush the shoes with a clean and dry toothbrush to loosen the dirt and grime.
  4. Before you use the cleanser gel all over the shoes, make sure you do a patch test. Apply a few drops of shoe cleanser to a small area in the shoes and check if there is any discoloration or not.
  5. Take a toothbrush (must be soft-bristled), add the cleanser in it, smear the solution all over the shoes and rub it rigorously until the shoes are clean.
  6. Take off the cleaning gel, take a clean cloth, and wipe the surface of the shoes to get rid of dirt particles.
  7. For drying the shoes, keep them in a well-ventilated place for 24 hours or until the shoes are entirely dried. Keep the shoes out of direct sunlight while drying, and do not put them on a dryer by any means.

Cleaning Nylon Or Mesh Shoes

Informal or casual Skechers are mostly made from mesh or nylon, and cleaning them is relatively easy. Do check the manufacturer’s label whether you can wash them in the washing machine or not.


Here are the steps that you can follow to wash nylon or mesh shoes:

  1. Remove the shoelaces and wash them separately.
  2. Take off the Skechers memory foam insoles, leave them aside, let it ‘puff’ back to its actual shape, and allow them to breathe.
  3. If your shoes are allowed to wash in the washing machine, use athletic cleanser gel or laundry detergent to clean the shoes. Set the temperature of the washing machine to cold.
  4. Once they are clean, keep them in a cool and airy place for 24-36 hours or until they are dried. Do not place them in a dryer if you want to fast the drying process; the dryer’s heat can burn the shoe material.

Wiping Leather, Suede, Or Nubuck Skechers

It is strictly prohibited to wash shoe materials like leather or suede in the washing machine because drenching in water can break down the shoe’s fabric and not use a dryer for drying.

The washing process of leather, suede, or nubuck Skechers are explained below:

  1. Remove the shoelaces and wash them. If the insole is detachable, remove it and let it sit in the sunlight and allow them to breathe.
  2. Take a suede brush; light-handedly brush the shoes thoroughly in small strokes. Brushing the shoes will remove the dirt particles and grimes from the exterior of the shoes. Once the shoes are dirt-free, brush them in one direction to look good. If you cannot find a suede brush, you can use a brass wire brush or a suede eraser.
  3. To make the soapy water take a few drops of mild laundry detergent and dilute it with warm water.
  4. Take a clean cloth to soak it in the detergent water and wring it out well. Rub it all over the shoe.
  5. Take a clean cloth, damp it with clean water, and wipe off all the detergent from the shoes. If there is still a residue of soapy water, again dip the cloth in water and wipe down the shoes.
  6. Leave the shoes in an airy place for a couple of hours.
  7. Buy a water-resistance spray from a shoe store. Spray the water-proofing spray to the shoes’ surface, let it sit few minutes for drying, and again add another layer of mist.
  8. Leave the shoes for air-drying.

Cleaning Skechers Light-Up Shoes

It is advised not to wash light-up shoes in any condition. By any chance, if you clean light-up shoes like a leather or performance shoe, that means if you use water for cleaning them instead of your shoes looking good, you will damage the

Alternative steps of cleaning light-up shoes are:

  1. If the insole is made from memory foam, remove them and let it sit in the sun, and it will puff back to its original shape.
  2. Take a soft-bristled toothbrush; gently brush the shoes to remove the dirt particles.
  3. If the dirt is heavy on the soles, take a moistened cloth to make sure you wring out the water entirely and wipe off the earth. Be very careful while doing this process; don’t ruin the shoes instead of cleaning.

Wash Skechers Using A Skechers Cleaning Kit

If you don’t want to waste your energy washing the Skechers shoes, you can invest in a Skechers cleaning kit. The cleaning kit contains all the cleansers and brushes that are specially designed to clean Skechers shoes. In a Skechers cleaning kit, you will get athletic cleanser gel, water-proofing spray, and a foul smell remover.washing-skechers-performance-shoes

You can use the cleanser to get rid of all the dirt and debris from the shoes. The Skechers cleaning kit includes a water-proofing spray, which creates a breathable layer on the shoes’ surface, which protects the shoes from stains and water.

From a sweaty foot, your shoes can have a horrible smell. Use an odor remover to remove the foul smell.

Here are the steps of using Skechers cleaning kit:

  1. Take a sponge or cloth, add few drops of cleanser gel, and rub the shoes’ exterior evenly.
  2. Once you remove the dirt, take a clean cloth, and remove the residue of the cleanser by wiping the shoes.
  3. Let the shoes sit for drying.
  4. When the shoes are dried thoroughly, spray the water-proofing spray from a distance of 6 inches. Make sure to spray the shoes evenly.
  5. Leave the shoes in a cool and airy place for drying. It can take up to 24 hours for drying.
  6. To prevent smelly shoes, spray the odor eliminator all over the shoes and let them dry.

Cleansing The Shoelaces

Only washing the Skechers shoes will not look good if the shoelaces are dirty. Remove the shoelaces, insert the laces in a pillow cover, and tie the body’s end with a rubber band. Put the pillow cover with the laces in it in the washing machine along with your clothes. Once you clean the laces, squeeze the excess water and leave them for air drying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you wash Skechers memory foam shoes in the washing machine?

You can wash shoes not made from leather-like suede or nylon shoes in a washing machine. But the temperature should be cold. For dying, the shoes leave them in an airy place and out of direct sunlight. Insoles that are made from memory foam keep them for air drying. But do not wash light-up shoes in a washing machine.

How do you get the awful smell out of memory foam shoes?

Smelly feet are a severe problem that you shouldn’t ignore. Take some rubbing alcohol into the spray bottle. Spray the alcohol all over the shoes. You can also use the odor eliminator from the Skechers cleaning kit to remove the bad smell. Leave the shoes for drying, and before wearing, make sure the shoes are thoroughly dried and crisp.

Can you waterproof Skechers?

Skechers water-proofing spray is specially designed to provide water-repellent protection for all of your footwear and gear. The water-proofing spray creates a breathable layer on the shoes’ surface, which protects the shoes from stains and water.


Washing Skechers memory foam shoe is not a challenging task to do. You just have to know what the material of the shoes is. If you wear Skechers shoes daily, try to wash them once in a month, the more delay you will do in cleaning, the more the shoes will have a dirt build-up.

Feel free to share your experience in the comment section, which method you used in washing your Skechers shoes, and worked astonishingly.

About The Author
Mahia is a complete package. A coder, writer and caterer.Despite her multiple careers, writing about shoes is something that gives her peace.Since childhood, Mahia is a shoe freak. And this is what lead her to do more research and gather knowledge about shoes.Mahia has always wanted to share her skill and knowledge about footwear with a mass audience, which ended her up in this amazing workplace.When Mahia is not writing, you can almost always find her in the kitchen experimenting with different recipes to upgrade her catering menu.

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