Well worn Chacos can show their adventures in scents. If your sandals are getting a little to fragrant here are some helpful tips to remove offensive odors.

Scrub the sandals—including the straps in + out of the footbed—in a paste of baking soda and water. Rinse with warm water, and place in the freezer (this kills the bacteria) overnight. Take them out, place them in direct sunlight and let them dry completely.

You can also throw them in the washing machine with your next load of laundry (cold water is best). Avoid bleach and do not put them in the dryer. Again, let them dry completely.

We do NOT recommend using the dishwasher. It can get too hot and cause the soles to delaminate. No fun!

Comments (2)

By tahoejen 4/25/2015

I love my chaco's, no stinky feet. But have been wondering how to clean the straps, glad to know I can toss them in the wash. Mine are several years old and show no signs of slowing down!!

By stinky 7/8/2014

I dont have stinky feet ever. But, whenever I wear the Chaco sandals they stink. Despite all the baking soda cleaning I would NOT recommend these sandals. Been very unhappy w/them and do not recommend these sandals!!!!

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