How to clean Crocs? || ShoePeeps

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Do you have Crocs that are in desperate need of a cleaning?

We’ve all been there. Our Crocs are starting to smell a little funky and we don’t know how to clean them. But never fear, because we’re here to help!

We want you to be able to wear your Crocs with pride, knowing that they’re clean and fresh. That’s why we have a variety of methods for you to choose from when it comes to cleaning your Crocs. So whatever type of Croc you have, we can help get them looking and smelling their best.

Read on to find out how to clean your Crocs the right way!.

The recommended method to clean your Crocs:

Like most Crocs wearers, you probably clean your shoes about as often as you wash your hair. (Which is to say, never). But what if I tell you there is an efficient and quick method for cleaning Crocs that’s both quick and easy?

As per Croc’s official website, the best way to clean and wash your Crocs is to clean them with mild soap and water. If you also want to do that, below is the recommended method to clean your Crocs. Have a look:

Cleaning Crocs with Soap and Water Solution

This cleaning method allows you to use any household soap or detergent.

Step 1: Take a bucket full of plain water. Never use too hot water when cleaning Crocs.

Step 2: Next, pour some detergent into the water and mix it.

Step 3: Keep your Crocs under the water and scrub them with a soft brush. You can also use a household shoe brush or an old toothbrush for this purpose. If your Crocs are too dirty, we recommend using a soft sponge and scrubbing your Crocs properly.

Step 4: During the cleaning process, don’t forget to scrub the inner lining and sole, as these are the most affected parts.

Step 5: If you encounter stubborn stains, you can use detergent onto that stain and if it still persists, leave it for a couple of hours.

Step 6: If water gets muddy, change it.

Step 7: Finally, wash and clean your Crocs with clean water and let them in an open space for drying. However, never keep them in open sunlight for drying as it can badly affect them.

Natural Method to Clean Crocs:

Well, you’re probably thinking, “Why should I care about cleaning my Crocs?” But cleanliness is important for keeping that smell at bay. And if they get dirty or stinky, then it’s time for a wash.

Read on as we show how easy these natural methods are to clean your Crocs without any worries.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar are normal household ingredients, but not many know that both these are also great cleaning agents. The effective combo of Baking Soda and Vinegar is ideal for your Crocs, especially when you want to deep clean them without affecting their original shine and look.

So, here are the simple steps to clean your Crocs through this natural method:

Step 1: First, you need a part of baking soda. Then mix it with one or two parts of white vinegar, and pour around two parts of water. Mix all these and create a paste (the paste should not be too thin).

Step 2: You will also need a pair of protective gloves, or your hand will be stinking.

Step 3: In the next step, you will need a soft sponge or a soft fabric. Dab that cloth into the mixture and rub the mixture on your Crocs. While doing so, don’t forget the sole.

Step 4: Furthermore, you can also rub the paste into the Crocs moles, linings and under the strap. If you cannot reach in nooks and crannies, we recommend using an old toothbrush for scrubbing.

Step 5: After scrubbing, leave your Clogs in the mixture for up to 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 6: Now rinse the Crocs with cold water.

Step 7: Lastly, put them in an airy space to dry.

How to Clean White Crocs?

We know white shoes or any other footwear can be tough to clean, but that’s not the case with Crocs. The Croc’s material is different from others, and since they are entirely waterproof, cleaning is not that difficult. You can also soak your white Crocs in water. Besides, you can hand wash them as well as throw them in the washing machine for easy and quick cleaning.

However, we won’t recommend washing your white Crocs in the washing machine, but you can do that if your Crocs are too dirty. Now let’s look at the best methods to wash Crocs:

To clean your white Crocs, you need the right cleaning supplies. According to my experience, you will need these items; then you can pick any of these methods:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Soft brush
  • Soft fabric or towel

Generally, you can wash and clean the Crocs in three different ways. This also depends on the Croc’s condition and how dirty they are:

If crocs are not that filthy, we recommend hand washing them, which is easy and quick.

However, if the Crocs have accumulated stubborn dirt, you will have to wash them in a washing machine for proper and deep cleaning.

The process for both methods is mentioned below. Just follow it and get sparkling and clean Crocs:

Steps to clean Crocs via hand washing:

  • First, put your Crocs under tap water.
  • Now get a dishcloth and apply some laundry detergent onto the shoes.
  • Now take a scrubber and start scrubbing it on your Crocs. Follow the circular motion when scrubbing.
  • Properly wash your Crocs in water.
  • Allow them to dry in the open space.

Cleaning Crocs in a washing machine:

If you want deep to clean your white Crocs in a washing machine, please use the gentle or lowest settings. Never try to wash Crocs on high settings as it may damage your Crocs. Then follow these steps for this method:

  • Set the washing cycle to gentle and pour laundry detergent into the washing machine.
  • Next, put your white Crocs in the washing machine for up to 5 minutes.
  • Start the washing machine.
  • After 5 minutes, take out your Crocs and put them in the open air.

When it comes to cleaning a white Crocs, you can also use the above-mentioned baking soda method.

How to remove bad smells from Crocs?

Crocs can attract bad odours, especially if you wear them for a full day. Nevertheless, getting rid of the bad smell from Crocs is easy, and you will need these household ingredients to prevent the bad smell:

  • Normal Zip-top bag
  • Baking soda

These two items are enough to deodorize your Crocs.

Follow these practical and easy steps to remove bad odour from your Crocs:

  • First, you need to put a zip-top bag on the ground.
  • Pour some baking soda and create a good base for your stinking Crocs.
  • Then, place your Crocs inside the bag and seal it correctly.
  • Don’t take out your Crocs from the bag before 24 hours. Baking Soda in the bag will remove bad odours from the Crocs.
  • After 24 hours, take out your Crocs and remove the excess baking soda.
  • Discard the zip-top bag.

Now you will find fresh and good-smelling Crocs. If you are a daily wearer like me, you will have to use this cleaning method weekly, and you will not feel any smell in your Clogs.

How To Clean Fuzzy Crocs?

Cleaning Fuzzy Crocs is quick and simple but keep in mind that you cannot remove its lining, but you can clean them like others. Here is how to do it:

  • First, rinse the Crocs with Luke warm water.
  • Now rub some mild detergent or soap. You can also scrub them to remove stubborn dirt and debris if needed.
  • This simple mixture is sufficient to remove stubborn dirt, debris, and stains.
  • Lastly, take the Crocs out and place them in an open area for drying away from sunshine.


Can you put your crocs in the dishwasher?

While analyzing, we found out that some people put their Crocs in a dishwasher for thorough cleaning. According to my experiment, this method is unreliable and can shrink your Crocs. Besides, I also witnessed some stinking or bad odours mainly due to continuous heat exposure.

So, it is not recommended to place your Crocs in a dishwasher. Instead, use the above-mentioned methods to clean them.

Can I hose down my crocs?

Yes, you can hose down your Crocs if needed, but don’t use high speed and don’t use a forceful spray as both these things can affect your Crocs and extricate their signature strap.

Is it safe to put the crocs in the drier?

No, it is not safe to put your Crocs in a drier. This is because your Crocs will shrink down due to the heat, and its foam might get affected. So, avoid putting them in a drier.

Instead, I will recommend you air dry them. If you want to speed up the drying process, use a fan on the Crocs or dry them with any soft towel beforehand.

Can I soak my Crocs in bleach?

Bleach is toxic for Crocs and will damage them, so it’s not advisable to use bleach on your Crocs.

Can I wash crocs in a shower?

You can wash the Crocs while showering, but we will not recommend it as the cold water can damage them.

Why Do Feet Smell After Wearing Crocs?

Not many will agree, but our feet get sweaty after wearing Crocs. This case is normal in the summer months. This is the main reason why your feet get smelly after wearing Crocs.

To avoid this issue, remove your Crocs for a while and let your feet dry. However, if you have to wear them for a full day, use the socks as they will absorb the sweat and make you feel more comfortable.

How to remove the liners from old Crocs?

Try to understand not all liners are removable. You can only remove the liners from some Crocs models. In some cases, the Croc’s liners get jammed and stuck, especially if you have not removed the liners for a while. In this case, we will advise you to pull the liners gently, or you can use soft wax if needed.

How to clean black crocs

How to clean black crocs? It’s a question that has stumped even the most experienced of housekeepers. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. The best and simplest method for Black Crocs cleaning is to hand wash them using a mild household soap and warm (not too hot) water.

  • Add the water into a bucket and scrub your Crocs using a soft scrubbing brush.
  • After cleaning your black Crocs, allow them to air dry.
  • To get extra shine, buff your Crocs with a piece of soft fabric after drying them.

And there you have it – your Black Crocs will be shiny and good in no time.

How to clean crocs Literide?

How to clean crocs Literide? Well, cleaning them is not as tough as it may seem. It’s pretty simple. First, you’ll need to gather some supplies. You will need a mild soap, a soft-bristled brush, and soft and clean fabric.

Next, follow the below mentioned process:

  • Prep the LiteRide Crocs, removing excess dirt using a dry and soft-bristled brush.
  • Then, rinse the brush into a clean water and soap solution.
  • Lather the LiteRide Crocs with the shoe brush until you see that the solution gets foamy.
  • Lastly, Wipe away the remaining solution with a clean cloth. Repeat the process until the Crocs are clean.

How to clean glitter crocs?

How to clean glitter crocs? This question has been on many people’s minds, especially those who own a pair of these shoes. In our opinion, the practical and smooth way to wash your glitter crocs is through mild soap and a magic eraser. Here is the process for you:

  • First, you will want to remove the shoes’ dirt using the magic eraser.
  • Next, you will have to wash the glitter Crocs with soap and water.
  • Finally, you will have to rinse the shoes off with clean water.

This process is straightforward and will help you get your glitter crocs clean in no time.


Crocs may be a little tougher to clean than other shoes, but with these tips, you should be able to get them looking good as new. Follow these simple cleaning methods, and your Crocs will be ready for another summer of fun in the sun. 

Have you tried cleaning your Crocs this way? Let us know how your cleaning process went in the comments below.

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