How to Clean Dr. Scholl's Inserts

Close-up of Dr. Scholl's inserts.
Close-up of Dr. Scholl's inserts. (Image: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

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.

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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