Gear that is clean and cared for lasts longer.
For all the stinky, muddy, bog-loved Astrals
- Dr. Bronner’s, dish soap or laundry detergent
- Baking soda
- Toothbrush or soft bristle brush
- Wash cloth
- Mesh laundry bag (optional)
Gear that is clean and cared for lasts longer. Gear that lasts longer prevents it from breaking down and keeps it out of landfills.
Follow our in-house 8 step process for keeping your kicks clean. Your trail and water shoes will be looking fresh and will last much longer with just 30 minutes or less of care.
Steps For Clean Shoes
1. Create Your Cleaning Solution
Mix warm water with a small amount of Dr. Bronner’s, dish soap or laundry detergent.
2. Brush and Scrub
Once you have your solution, use a toothbrush or shoe brush to remove any dirt or debris from the outsole, midsole or uppers.
3. Remove and Wash the Laces
Remove the laces from your shoes and apply a small amount of mild cleaning solution with your hands or a brush. Rinse with warm water, then hang dry.
*If the laces still need some love after washing them with your cleaning solution, you can also place them in a mesh laundry bag and run them through a gentle cycle in the washing machine. Hang dry.
4. Clean the Outsoles + Midsoles
To clean the outsoles and midsoles of your shoes, apply your cleaning solution to a toothbrush, washcloth or soft-bristled brush. Thoroughly scrub the outsole and midsole. Hang dry.
5. Remove and Clean the Insoles
Remove the insoles from your shoes and apply your solution with a gentle brush. Rinse them and leave them out to dry.
6. Wash the Uppers
Gently scrub your cleaning solution into the fabric of the uppers with your soft brush or wash cloth.
7. Air Dry
Once your shoes are thoroughly cleaned, hang / air dry until moisture is void from your shoes. Note that excessive rubbing of / on the material can wear down the shoe fabric.
8. Lace ‘em back up
Once dry, put the laces and insoles back into your shoes and get back out into some Nature!