How to Clean Dr. Scholl's Inserts

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Close-up of Dr. Scholl's inserts.
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Dr. Scholl's shoe inserts are designed to make your feet feel more comfortable in shoes. Whether you're a runner who needs extra cushioning or you just want day-to-day support, Dr. Scholl's offers many types of inserts. Next to your feet, they understandably may become dirty or begin to smell from sweat and body oil. A quick wash, whether they're gel or cloth types, will clean them and get rid of the odor.


Things You'll Need

  • Bucket

  • Water

  • 3 to 5 drops dish soap

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Step 1

Fill a bucket with ½ gallon of warm water, then add three to five drops of dish soap. Mix the soap and water with your hands.

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Step 2

Place the inserts into the soapy water. Swish them around for about a minute, using your fingers to scrub the inserts to remove dirt. Let the inserts soak in the water for five minutes.

Step 3

Take the inserts out of the soapy water and rinse them under running water until all traces of soap are gone.

Step 4

Lay the inserts flat to air-dry completely before putting them back into your shoes.


Replace your shoe inserts every six months, or sooner if they begin to show signs of wear.


Avoid washing the inserts in the washing machine, because the agitation from the machine can ruin them.



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