How to Clean White Crocs? – When it comes to casual wear, not many brands can compete with Crocs shoes or sandals. After all, they are the epitome of casual footwear that feel comfortable and look simple and stylish. Moreover, there’s a huge selection of Crocs models and designs that you can pick from. This also includes white Crocs that look classy and elegant.
Yes, white Crocs shoes and sandals are really classy and elegant. In fact, I own a couple of white Crocs: one pair being sandals and the other shoes. Despite their awesome looks, white Crocs might be a little bit tough for some people, as they are a bit prone to dirt and stains. After all, dirt and stains will be easier to spot on white items. But you don’t need to worry, as there are a lot of ways on how to clean white Crocs, such as how to clean stained white Crocs, how to clean white Crocs with fur, and many more!
HOW DO YOU CLEAN WHITE CROCS WITHOUT BLEACH
The most obvious choice for people when thinking of how to clean white Crocs is to use bleach. Although I’m not against using bleach, I still want to show you another way to clean your Crocs without the use of bleach.
A. CLEANING KITS THAT YOU CAN USE AS WELL AS THEIR FUNCTIONS
- Shoe Cleaner: A special shoe detergent needed to clean your favorite and precious Crocs. You can use other mild detergents as well. But in my experience, a shoe cleaner will be the best way to clean Crocs
- Apron: Not an obligatory item, but it will come in handy when we’re talking about keeping your shirt clean while washing your Crocs. I find it really useful as I’m quite clumsy when it comes to cleaning shoes!
- Premium Brush: Used to clean the upper part of your Crocs
- Standard Brush: Used to clean your Crocs outsole section.
- Small Brush or Toothbrush: This type of brush will come in handy when it comes to cleaning the inner part of your Crocs that is usually hard to reach.
- Microfiber Cloth: Used to wipe Crocs clean from dirt and stains.
- Container/Pan: Used to store water that will be mixed with Shoe Cleaner. Normally, I’d use a clean bucket.
B. CROCS ANATOMY AND REASONS TO USE CLEANING KIT FOR EACH PART OF YOUR CROCS
- Sole: the lower/base part of your Crocs. To clean this section, you’ll be needing a Standard Brush. I love to use a Standard Brush to clean sturdy and strong sections of a shoe that won’t get easily damaged. This way, you can eliminate any dirt or stains easily.
- The Upper Part of Your Crocs: Contrary to your sole, a Crocs upper section must be cleaned with a Premium Brush that is gentle and soft. You also need to use it carefully in order to prevent any scratches on the surface of your Crocs.
C. HOW TO CLEAN WHITE CROCS AND MAINTAIN THEIR CLASSY LOOK
- Prepare the white Crocs that you want to clean:
A pair of dirty white Crocs that need to be freshened up.
- Prepare the cleaning kits needed to clean your sneakers:
Prepare the Shoe Cleaner, apron, Premium Brush, Standard Brush, Small Brush, Microfiber Cloth, and a container to store water.
- Wash the Soles of Your Crocs
As I have mentioned before, a Standard Brush will be the best possible option to use when you’re cleaning your Crocs soles. You can go crazy and rub it strongly. Repeat the process as many times as you like until you have achieved a satisfactory result. After you’re done, clean the soles by using a microfiber cloth.
- Wash the Upper Part of Your Crocs
Now that you’ve fulfilled your desire to use your strength, it’s time to revert back to our gentle side and use a Premium Brush to clean the upper part of your Crocs. The deal is to rub them carefully on the surface and cleaning it with a microfiber shortly afterwards. Just as I have told you before, you can repeat this process until the upper part is clean from all dirty spots. You’ll need patience and attention to detail, as white Crocs can easily show dirty marks. Plus, it’s harder to clean them on a Crocs!
You might not own a Premium Brush, but there’s no need to enter a meltdown yet. As a matter of fact, you can use any soft brush that you own. If you don’t have that at your disposal either, you can just rinse your Crocs in your sink and while “brushing” the dirty sections with your hand. Then, wipe them off with a dry cloth. However, I still recommend you to consider investing in a brush for cleaning your Crocs (or any other shoes for that matter). Trust me, it’s totally worth it, and it won’t cost too much of your money.
- Drying Process
Dry off your Crocs by using a fan. As an alternative, you can also dry it by waving your hands or placing the shoes in a cold area with minimal moisture. Try not to dry the Crocs by placing it under direct sunlight. Since your Crocs are made from rubber, placing it under direct contact with the sunlight might make them shrink in size.
When your Crocs finally dried up, you can use them once more or store them back where they belong.
D. DO’S AND DON’TS
- Clean your white Crocs when they have become too dirty. A dirty pair of Crocs will be very hard to clean. Moreover, cleaning them recklessly can also damage the paint job. Therefore, don’t be lazy!
- Use a Premium Brush for Crocs shoes, as it’s gentle and soft nature is suitable to clean your shoes without damaging them.
- Use your Crocs during a casual occasion.
- Don’t leave them under direct contact with the sunlight.
- Don’t wash them inside a washing machine or a dryer.
- Don’t use them in flooded areas or during the rainy season. As a matter of fact, never resort to Crocs when it rains in your area.
- Try not to use them for physical exercises like jogging or running. There’s a high chance that you will shorten their lifespan.
HOW DO BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR CLEAN WHITE CROCS?
Baking soda and vinegar seem to be one of the most sought out items that people want to use when they’re trying to find ways to answer the question of how to clean white Crocs. I’ve tried using this trick as well, and let me tell you that I enjoy using them. As a matter of fact, they are highly efficient in cleaning shoes or sandals that are made up of rubber.
So, why do people hail baking soda as one of the most effective tools in cleaning white Crocs (or other shoes as well)? Perhaps, it lies in the nature of baking soda. As soon as baking soda comes into contact with water, it will dissolve and make the solution highly alkaline. An alkaline solution will most likely be able to dissolve dirt and eliminate stains. So, there you go!
Generally, you can clean any kind of stain with baking soda and vinegar. However, baking soda is proven to be effective in eliminating normal stains and dust that are hard to get rid on your shoes. Despite its effectiveness in cleaning white Crocs, I’d still recommend the use of bleach, as it’s far more effective and faster. But if you want to know how to clean white Crocs with baking soda, please stick around and read the next section.
HOW TO CLEAN WHITE CROCS WITH BAKING SODA?
After you learn about the beauty of using baking soda to clean your Crocs, it’s time to put that knowledge into practice. Before cleaning the shoes, you might want to prepare some items first. Here are some kits that might come in handy:
- Baking soda mixture (duh!). Mix it with water to create an awesome solution
- A clean cloth. If possible, use a microfiber cloth
- A soft brush and a standard brush
Now that all the necessary items are ready, let’s talk about the right way of how to clean white Crocs with baking soda:
- Prepare the right mixture that of water and baking soda
- Brush your shoes with the shoe brush that I have mentioned before. Make sure to use the appropriate brush for each section of your shoes. The upper part of your Crocs will require a Premium Brush, while a standard brush can be used to clean the soles
- Apply the mixture on your brush
- Repeat the brushing process, this time with the mixture applied on your brush
- Wipe the shoes to get rid of both the mixture and dirt with a microfiber cloth. Do it by gently tapping your cloth on the Crocs
- Let your Crocs dry for a while
CAN YOU WASH WHITE CROCS?
Cleaning a pair of Crocs, no matter what their color or model is, is a bittersweet experience. Sometimes, you will find some scenarios that make cleaning Crocs easy to do, while others will be more of a challenge. Oh, there’s one more thing that you should know: Crocs aren’t machine washable, in a sense.
Crocs are unique, simply because they are made mostly out of rubber. This uniqueness can also be a boomerang for their users. Rubber is sensitive when they are exposed to extreme conditions. When a pair of rubber shoes are put inside a very hot place, there’s a chance that it will shrink.
White Crocs can actually be washed inside a washing machine. However, I don’t recommend this method, as it’s too much of a risk for you and your Crocs. The chance of damaging or shrinking your shoes is too big for me. But if you still want to proceed, there’s a couple of things that you need to make sure first.
- Please remember to set up the machine correctly. Make sure to set the cycling speed in a slow mode
- Use cold water. Avoid using warm or even hot one
- If possible, put them inside a mesh bag. Avoid putting them directly inside a washing machine
Once the preparation is done, it’s time to clean your Crocs inside a washing machine.
- Prepare the washing machine just as I’ve told you before
- Insert the white Crocs inside the washing machine
- Turn on the washing machine
- Wait for a while before taking the Crocs out of the washing machine
- Air dry your white Crocs. Do not leave them under direct contact with the sunlight
HOW TO CLEAN WHITE CROCS WITH BLEACH
Cleaning white Crocs (or any white shoes for that matter) with bleach is one great idea that must have gone in everyone’s mind at least once in their life. After all, bleach is so effective in eliminating stains that you can find on the surface of your white Crocs. However, they should be used carefully, as too much bleach can cause damage to your shoes and yourself, if you’re not careful. Here’s a way to clean white Crocs with bleach properly.
- Prepare a small amount of bleach and mix it inside a bowl of water. Make sure to have a large amount of water. I’d normally use a ratio of 1 to 4 of bleach to water
- If you don’t want to ruin your hands, make sure to wear hand gloves
- Soak your white Crocs inside the bucket or bowl of water that has been mixed with a small amount of bleach
- While inside the bowl, scrub the white Crocs gently with a microfiber cloth
- Once you are satisfied with the result, you can rinse the Crocs with water and let them dry
HOW TO CLEAN STAINED WHITE CROCS?
Stains, depending on how visible or thick they are, can be a tough thing to handle when you’re cleaning your white Crocs. But you shouldn’t need to worry, though! There are a lot of Crocs cleaning kits, both professional or homemade items, that you can use to eliminate stains on the surface of your white Crocs. Here are some items that may help you. I have tried to use all of them and they can produce a satisfactory result for me. If you want to know the step-by-step to clean stain from white Crocs with each item, you can see it from approriate sections across this article.
- Laundry detergent
- Baking soda
- Mild dish soap
- Shoe detergent
There are some Crocs cleaning kits or tools that you might want to use in order to help the cleaning process, which include, but not limited to, these items:
- Soft brush. It would be better if you have a shoe brush
- A microfiber cloth
- Hand gloves. This is necessary especially when you use bleach.
- Magic Eraser
CAN I USE DISH SOAP TO WASH MY CROCS?
Yes, dish soap can be used to wash your white Crocs. As a matter of fact, dish soap is just as effective as laundry detergent. However, make sure to use mild dish soap in order to prevent any damage to the white Crocs paint job.
I’ve told you before that dish soap is just as effective as a laundry detergent, right? Coincidentally, you can also run the same routine when you’re cleaning your white Crocs. Just take a look at my explanation on how to clean white Crocs with a shoe detergent or laundry detergent (see: “How do you clean white Crocs without bleach?” section) All you need to do is to substitute your shoe or laundry detergent with a mild dish soap!
WILL MAGIC ERASER CLEAN WHITE CROCS?
There’s a reason why the Magic Eraser product is called that way. It can magically clean anything that is dirty and not fresh, and white Crocs are no exception. Furthermore, using a Magic Eraser seems like the fastest way to clean your white Crocs. All you need to do is to wet your Crocs with clean water and rub your Magic Eraser across the surface to clean them. There’s a more efficient yet a little bit more scenic route. Take a read:
- Before using a Magic Eraser, make sure to clean your white Crocs with bleach. Take a look at the previous section for the detailed walkthrough
- Right after cleaning them and rinsing them with water, you can scrub the surface with a Magic Eraser
- Dry the white Crocs with a new, clean, and dry microfiber cloth
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN WHITE CROCS?
Best, in the world of the shoe community, is a subjective word. As a matter of fact, my style of cleaning might be different than yours and it can be happen because by a lot of things like the material you own, how dirty your shoes are, how much time you can allocate, and many more.
The most important thing to consider before choosing the best way to clean Crocs in different situations is to take a look at what makes them dirty. When you’re dealing with soft dust and dirt, you can simply use a soft brush to clean them. But when there are stains that are hard to clean, I’d rather use bleach to help me!
Cleaning and taking care of a pair of white Crocs doesn’t stop once they’re dry and fresh once more. As a matter of fact, it requires you to be diligent in regularly cleaning them in order to avoid stains and dirt piled up. There are other things that I thought you should know as well. Let’s hope that it might help you preserve the condition of your favorite footwear!
- Use them for casual occasions, but never use them for physical exercises like a sports game
- Try not to use them during bad weather. It might produce bad odor as well as absorb dirt and stains
- If your white Crocs are dirty after usage, make sure to clean them immediately. If you’re procrastinating, the stains might pile up and become harder to clean
- Try not to use a washing machine to clean white Crocs. I have tried it once and it made my Crocs shrink in size!
WILL BLEACH MAKE WHITE SHOES WHITE AGAIN?
Yes, bleach is an effective tool to make your white Crocs become white once more. As a matter of fact, bleach seems to be the most effective tool to help the cause, especially when your white Crocs are filled with yellow stains.
Some of you may wonder why bleach can be so effective when it comes to cleaning white Crocs. You might be surprised to learn that bleach doesn’t necessarily clean your dirty items, but rather they break down chemical compounds on the surface of your Crocs and make them white again. As an added bonus, they can also eliminate stains. Because of its ability to make items white again, it’s not advisable to use them for non-white Crocs.
WILL BLEACH MESS UP WHITE CROCS?
When you’re not using bleach carefully, it might cause chaos to your Crocs. That’s the reason why you should always mix them with water before using them. Bleach on their own is very strong and diluted, and it can produce yellow stains, or even worse, damage your shoes.
Despite its awesome and simplistic design, white Crocs can be a pain in your butt when you’re trying to clean them. After all, rubber shoes are always tricky to clean. Don’t worry, though, as there are a lot of tricks on my sleeve that you can use to clean white Crocs. The key is to be patient and careful. There are a lot of answers to the mystery of how to clean stained white Crocs on my article, so make sure to re-read them again!