FITFLOP SHOE CARE AND CLEANING GUIDE
We want your FitFlop sandals, shoes, boots and sneakers to stay looking great. Here are a few easy-to-follow guidelines to keep your FitFlop shoes in top condition:
HOW TO STORE SHOES
Store your FitFlop shoes away from light and away from damp areas or heaters (which can make leathers dry and brittle and may affect adhesives). We suggest you avoid storing shoes in shoeboxes for long periods of time, especially in humid climates, because the lack of air can negatively affect certain footwear materials.
CARING FOR YOUR FITFLOP SANDALS
Follow these steps, and cleaning FitFlop sandals should be simple and easy.
Unlined: Many of our sandals have an unlined midsole and footbed; you can see and feel the layer of cushioning. If this is the case, to clean the footbed of your sandals, use a damp cloth or soft toothbrush, wet the midsole, use a bit of soap, and scrub in circles.
Lined: Where the sandal midsole is lined or wrapped, for example with leather, follow the care instructions below for the relevant wrap material.
See further down for care of the upper material
HOW TO CLEAN THE INSIDE OF YOUR SHOES
Not sure how to keep your FitFlop shoes, sneakers and boots fresh and odour-free? Try these simple tips.
RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!
If you’re going out in rain, leather or ideally rubber FitFlop footwear is best. To provide extra protection, some of our styles – particularly in less resistant materials like nubuck, suede and canvas – come treated with 3M™ Scotchgard™ for water repellence.
The upper (which is the part above or wrapped around our footwear) can be cleaned and protected with any product that’s designed for use on the specific upper material (leather polish for leather uppers, nubuck spray for nubuck uppers, suede spray for suede uppers).
As with any leather or suede sandal or shoe, time in the WASHING MACHINE OR DRYER is not recommended (nor is total submersion in water). Not only can the upper material be ruined, the insides – which are often layers of shaping materials, meshes, etc – can deform if they get soaked through.
Remember that using any cleaner/water repellent/protector may alter the colour of the leather, suede, nubuck (or other material).
Although it’s tempting to wear your favourite FitFlop shoes all the time, do give them the odd day off if they’re of the ‘enclosed’ variety! This allows them to air out, refresh themselves, and helps leather shoes last longer.
While we want to help your favourite FitFlop footwear stay in tip-top shape, these care tips are merely suggestions and we make no guarantee that they will restore your shoes to their original condition or won’t alter them in some way. Some materials are particularly tricky to clean – so ultimately, the only way to ensure they stay pristine is to prevent them from getting dirty or wet. (Avoid splashing about in the rain in anything but rubber, or jumping in muddy puddles!)
For any specific questions on caring for your FitFlop shoes please call our Customer Service team at 0800 856 0148.