How to Clean Asics Shoes

by Hillary Marshall ; Updated September 28, 2017

Athletic shoes can be cleaned with a mild detergent.

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Shoes get soiled rather easily, they are worn on our feet, which means they are exposed to dirt, debris, water, sweat and a ton of other degrading elements. To ensure that you get the best possible life from your Asics sneakers, it is important that you know how to properly care for them. Improper cleaning techniques can damage or even destroy your Asics shoes. Asics America, the manufacturer of Asics shoes, provides guidelines for cleaning them.

Brush all loose debris from your Asics shoes. Use a damp paper towel to clean the rubber sole of the shoe if needed.

Rinse your shoes under a stream of lukewarm water. Set them down on a layer of paper towels.

Dilute a few drops of a mild laundry detergent in a bowl of lukewarm water. Mix the soap into the water by stirring it with your fingers.

Dip the scrub brush into the bowl of soapy water. Use the scrub brush and soapy water to surface clean your Asics sneakers. Scrub gently at stains and blot any dirt, debris or color that lift from the stain with a clean paper towel.

Blot away excess cleaner and water. Wad up paper towels and stuff into the sneakers. Set the sneakers on a clean layer of dry paper towels. Leave in a well-ventilated area to dry.

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Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.