Which shoes are machine washable?
Shoes made with materials like canvas, nylon, cotton and polyester are usually safe to wash in a washing machine. These materials are durable and shouldn’t be damaged by laundry detergent. Find out what to do if your shoes or clothes have oil or grease stains. Before you begin cleaning, check your shoe’s care instructions for washing recommendations.
While there are some shoes that lend themselves well to machine washing, many other types of footwear require hand cleaning or specialized care. Shoes made of materials like leather, suede, rubber and vinyl , or sports shoes with rubber or metal cleats, should not be placed in your washer.
If your shoes are made of delicate material (like silk) or feature beading, embroidery, sequins or other embellishments, take them to a shoe repair and cleaning specialist to avoid damaging them. Always double check your care instructions to make sure it’s safe to wash your shoes in the washer.