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How to Wash HEYDUDE Shoes: Easy Step-by-Step Guide

We love HEYDUDE shoes for their comfort and style. They’re often the first pair we reach for when we’re ready to head out the door. With all that day-to-day wear, they can get a bit dirty. How do we keep those beloved HEYDUDE clean and looking their best? Luckily, cleaning HEYDUDE shoes is a breeze. Just one more of the many things to love about them.

To make it even easier to keep your HEYDUDE shoes clean, here’s a quick guide. We'll cover how to clean HEYDUDE shoes of all types, including canvas, linen, boots, sandals, leather, and flip flops. The good news is that most HEYDUDE shoes can be cleaned in the washing machine. 

HEYDUDE shoes are designed to be durable as well as fashionable, so just follow these simple steps and you can extend the life of your favorite shoes. Read on for tips on how to treat different shoe materials.

Step One: Prep & Remove Obvious Debris

First things first. Before you start cleaning your HEYDUDE shoes, make sure to remove any loose dirt or debris. We know you wear them everywhere! Sand, mud, clumps of grass — that all needs to go. Use a soft-bristled brush or a damp cloth to gently wipe down the shoes, being careful not to scrub too hard and damage the material. For styles with laces and insoles, remove those before washing.


Step Two: Wash Your HEYDUDE

Sure, they’re washer-friendly, but if you’re wondering exactly how to wash HEYDUDE shoes in the washing machine, all you need to remember is to use the delicate setting with cold water and a small amount of gentle detergent. Don’t forget to remove and clean HEYDUDE insoles by hand, allowing to air dry along with the shoes.

Perfect examples of HEYDUDE you can throw in the washing machine are our Wally Patriotic American Flag HEYDUDE for men and the HEYDUDE Wendy Star Spangled women’s shoes — clean yours up to be 4th of July ready. Or make life easy on yourself with the HEYDUDE Dreamer Magic shoes for toddlers. They’re a wash and wear dream for parents.


Step Three: Air Dry

Can you wash HEYDUDE shoes? You bet! Can you put HEYDUDE shoes in the dryer? No, not a good idea. Simply lay them out on a flat surface or hang them from the back with a clothespin. Let them dry and away you go again.

These HEYDUDE Mel girls fashion boots are synthetic suede, and the faux fur stands up to washing.  

How to Wash HEYDUDE shoes by Hand

Leather, suede, rubber, vinyl— these materials should be washed by hand. Also, remember those insoles you removed? Be sure to wash HEYDUDE insoles by hand (the washing machine can affect their shape). For hand washing HEYDUDE shoes, fill a bucket with warm (not hot!) soapy water. Just like with removing debris, use a soft-bristled brush or a damp cloth wiping gently. Rinse well with clean water and be sure to air dry.


Spot Cleaning & Stains

Spill something on your HEYDUDE Wendys or Wallys and walked away with a stain? Treat those before washing. For more stubborn stains, use a gentle stain cleaner, or a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar to spot clean. If the stain comes completely out, that spot cleaning might be all you need.

These men’s Phoenix Camo Total slides are made with a durable rubber outsole that’s leather lined.


Cleaning Suede or Leather HEYDUDE Shoes & Sandals

Use a leather cleaner and be sure to test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure it won't damage the leather. Try a suede eraser for suede HEYDUDE boots.

Check out these HEYDUDE Sami leather sandals.


HEYDUDE Flip Flops

Flip flops are perfect for warmer weather, but they can get pretty dirty pretty quickly. To clean HEYDUDE flip flops, rinse them off with water, that’s it! If they’re particularly dirty, use the hand-washing approach described above.

The Milo casual flip flop is summer ready.



You can generally toss those in the washer as well, following the same light setting instructions you use for canvas. Unless they’re leather, rubber or vinyl — then use the hand washing method.


What About White HEYDUDE Shoes?

Again, you can toss canvas and linen white HEYDUDE shoes in the washer. Pre-treat any stains and be sure to wash white shoes with other whites or light colors. Don’t use bleach as that can be harsh on the fabric. A non-chlorine bleach can work if needed.


How to Wash HEYDUDE Insoles

Always remember to remove the insoles and laces first before throwing your HEYDUDE shoes in the wash. You can hand wash those laces and insoles in warm soapy water, rinse and set aside to dry. They’ll be fresh and clean and ready to pair back up as soon as everything is dry.

No matter what type of HEYDUDE shoes you have, it's important to clean them regularly to keep them looking their best. And with these simple tips, cleaning your HEYDUDE shoes has never been easier!