Cleaning Hoka shoes is fairly simple and effective. To start, use a brush or cloth to remove dirt, mud, and debris from the surface of the shoe. Once this is done, apply a small amount of mild soap or detergent mixed with warm water onto a clean cloth or sponge and scrub in circular motions over the entire shoe. After that has been completed rinse off the soap completely before allowing it to air dry for at least 24 hours.
Materials You Need To Clean HOKA Shoes
To properly clean HOKA shoes, you will need: a soft-bristled brush; a cloth or microfiber towel; mild soap/detergent; warm water; and an old toothbrush (optional).
- Using the brush, you’ll clean the shoes’ exteriors of dried dirt and debris.
- You can wipe dust, mud, and other particles away with a cloth or microfiber towel.
- Dip the cloth into a mixture of mild soap and warm water for a deeper cleaning.
- Old toothbrushes with rigid bristles can be used for tougher stains and to remove dirt from shoe eyelets and soles as well.
Step 1: Remove All Debris
Use a soft brush to gently brush away any visible dirt from the sole, laces, and upper material of your shoe. The soles can be picked out with tweezers or pliers if any large debris is stuck in the tread. When removing anything from leather or other delicate materials, take extra care as it could cause permanent damage if you do it too aggressively.
After removing all visible debris, use a damp cloth again to ensure nothing was missed during the brushing off process. If you do this, you’ll be able to remove any small particles that remain, which can be wiped away easily with a dry cloth. Once you’ve cleaned and protected your shoes, you won’t find hidden dirt.
Step 2: Wash with Mild Soap & Water
Wash your Hoka shoes with warm water and a gentle detergent once all visible dirt is removed. Hoka shoes are made of leather, suede, and fabrics, which can be damaged if over-washed. Soak them for ten minutes and rinse thoroughly with clean water to clean them.
Use a soft cloth soaked in soapy water to scrub stubborn stains from your shoes, then rinse your shoes thoroughly. Don’t expose your shoes to direct sunlight, which can cause discoloration over time.
Step 3: Let Air Dry
You should let your shoes air dry once they have been soaked and scrubbed with a brush. If you don’t do this, they could get damaged. Hoka shoes may shrink or discolor if you dry them in a hot oven or dryer.
To keep your shoes in shape while wet, place some absorbent material inside each shoe. As a result, they can also remove excess moisture faster than they would if they were left empty during this step. Make sure you don’t stuff too much paper into each shoe; this can create pressure points, which can cause them to crease or misshape.
Hoka Shoes usually dry within 24 to 48 hours if they are properly air-dried; however, depending on the condition of your home or how wet the shoes were initially, it may take longer. Ultimately, patience and careful attention during this step will ensure that your shoes look great.
How to Clean HOKA Shoes That Are Made With Different Materials
Cleaning HOKA shoes is a must if you wish to maintain their appearance and keep them in good working condition. In order to properly clean and care for your shoes, you need to know how to use different types of materials.
Leather: Leather HOKAs need to be cleaned and conditioned using an appropriate leather cleaner. After applying, allow it to sit for several minutes before wiping off any excess. After cleaning, consider applying a waterproof spray to provide additional protection.
Synthetic fabrics: HOKAs are made from synthetic fabrics such as mesh and neoprene which can be cleaned using warm water and mild detergent soap. After rinsing thoroughly with cold water, air dry away from direct heat sources like radiators and hair dryers. If possible, apply shoe protector prior to wearing – this will repel moisture and prevent staining.
Rubber soles: Typically, rubber-soled Hoka shoes can be cleaned with soapy warm water and an old toothbrush. Be careful not to press down too hard when scrubbing as this may damage delicate parts like stitching. When finished, rinse well before allowing them to dry naturally without direct sunlight (which may discolor some areas).
How to Clean HOKA Mesh Shoes
To ensure the longevity of your Hoka mesh shoes, make sure you clean them regularly. You should take care not to damage the shoe or cause it to become less breathable when cleaning dirt and debris from it.
Start by brushing off dirt. If you need to remove stubborn stains or odours, use mild soap and lukewarm water on a damp cloth. Do not use an abrasive brush that could damage the mesh fabric. Never wear wet Hoka shoes again after cleaning.
Apply Nikwax Footwear Care Spray to dry leathers, such as those used in many Hoka models, to keep moisture out while maintaining breathability and flexibility. Make sure you don’t polish or treat your shoes with any other chemicals that could potentially harm them.
How to Clean HOKA Leather Shoes
The first step is to wash the shoe exterior with a soft cloth and warm water. Dishwashing liquid, used as a mild detergent, will not damage leather, but will get rid of stubborn streaks and spots. After wiping down both shoes with soapy water, rinse them off thoroughly before letting them dry completely.
For better protection against future wear-and-tear, apply conditioners such as mink oil or beeswax-based polish once the leather is completely dry. You can keep your HOKAs in pristine condition for years to come by buffing out excess conditioner with a clean, soft cloth.
How to Clean HOKA Suede Or Nubuck Shoes
An old toothbrush, water and mild detergent are all you’ll need to clean suede or nubuck HOKA shoes. Then, gently brush the shoe with a toothbrush to remove dirt and debris.
Use a damp cloth and add just enough laundry detergent to create suds. Gently rub this solution over the shoe until it’s completely covered in suds. Don’t apply too much pressure or it will damage the shoe.
After you’re done, rinse your Hoka shoes thoroughly in clean running water and let them dry naturally. Heat sources like radiators or hair dryers can discolor the leather finish. After that, brush lightly with your toothbrush again.
How to Clean HOKA Canvas and Natural Fabric Shoes
Start by spraying or treating them with a water-repellent before wearing them for the first time. This keeps dirt and moisture out.
Regularly cleaning your fabrics can also help extend their life and prevent the build-up of dirt that can discolor them. Use mild soap or detergent mixed with warm water to clean your shoes twice a year – gently rub it over the entire surface area and rinse with cold water.