Floss, Brush, and Shower... Proper Hygiene for Squeaky Clean Chacos
Posted On: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - Chaconians
Feet get stinky after a day of fun. Here are our tips for taking care of your sandals and avoiding the funk!
Wash sandals frequently. Obvious, but people forget.
Wear your sandals in the shower. Why not? It's fun and saves some water!
Throw any non-leather Chaco sandals in the washing machine. And air-dry them.
Proper Flossing Leads to Overall Sandal Health
Because Chaco products are designed with simplicity and functionality in mind, all Z sandals are equipped with a continuous webbing system that flows underneath the footbed. This allows you to adjust the sandal and obtain a perfect fit, every time. To prevent unneeded wear on your sandals, floss the webbing after each wash to remove any grit from the channels.
• To floss-make a mixture of ½ water and ½ fabric softener and pour in the channels of each webbing opening. “Floss” the webbing back and forth to remove grit and allow for proper webbing activity.Flush with water to remove debris and cleaning fluids.
Chacos still smelling a little too "adventurous"?
For Chaco Webbing products:
• Scrub the footbed of your sandals with baking soda & water. Rinse and let air dry.
• Avoid bleach! Allow to air dry and do not place sandals in the dryer.
• Floss webbing! Every few washes pull the webbing back and forth to keep the channels clear of grit & sand. Pour liquid fabric softener into the slits where webbing meets the footbed in order to help slide the webbing.
For Chaco Leather Products:
• Hand wash with a damp cloth & gently blot the area that needs cleaning.
• Air dry! Allow wet sandals to air dry. Do not place leather sandals in the dryer or near any heat source (this may cause the leather to become brittle and crack).
• Leather conditioner is your friend. Use a high quality leather conditioner to help preserve your sandals (Note: this may darken their color).