How to Clean Smelly Crocs

Crocs have become a household name throughout the United States. You may enjoy them for their comfort, convenience or fashion. Unfortunately, like most shoes, Crocs can become dirty and smelly. When this happens, it only makes sense to clean them and eliminate the odor. While you may be tempted to simply rinse them out or wipe them down, this method is not effective enough. Understanding how to clean and maintain your Crocs will help keep odor at bay.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm water
  • Sink
  • Dish detergent
  • Bleach
  • Rubber gloves
  • Scrub brush
  • Foaming cleanser
  • Cold water


    • 1

      Fill the sink with warm water.

    • 2

      Pour dish detergent into the sink. Use your own judgment to determine the exact amount. Generally, use the same volume of detergent that you mix in when washing dishes. If the Crocs are particularly dirty, add a small amount of bleach to the mixture. Look at the instructions on your bleach bottle for the exact ratio. Bleach can irritate your skin, so wear rubber dish gloves if you decide to use it.

    • 3

      Submerge your Crocs in the water.

    • 4

      Use a scrub brush to remove dirt and any other substances from the Crocs. If they are heavily stained or extremely dirty, use a foaming cleanser, such as Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or some variation of that product.

    • 5

      Drain the sink and rinse the Crocs in cold water. Leave them outside to dry. The odor should now be gone.

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