How to Clean Mesh Golf Shoes

by David Montoya ; Updated September 28, 2017

Prevention is the best way to keep your golf shoes clean.

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While it has little bearing on performance, keeping your golf shoes in pristine condition will help you maintain a professional appearance. Part of this maintenance includes regular cleaning. Unfortunately, cleaning may seem difficult if your golf shoes contain mesh since it has a fragile appearance. On the contrary, there is a simple way for you to clean the mesh parts of your golf shoes without causing any damage. All you need is foaming shoe cleaner and an old toothbrush.

Gently wipe away any excess dirt with a clean towel. Dirt can act as an abrasive and scratch your shoes during the cleaning process. A quick wipe with a clean towel will help prevent this from happening to your golf shoes.

Spray foaming shoe cleaner directly on the mesh and let the cleaner sit for several minutes. This allows the foam to soak through the mesh and lift stains that are deep within the material.

Gently brush the mesh with an old toothbrush. Use a circular motion with the toothbrush while you're cleaning.

Wipe away the excess foam when you are done cleaning and inspect the mesh for any remaining stains.

Repeat until the mesh has been completely cleaned.


  • The best way to keep your golf shoes clean is by preventing stains from occurring in the first place. This is true for all shoes but particularly important for golf shoes because they are constantly walking through grass, mud and other natural elements. You can prevent stains by spraying your golf shoes with shoe silicone spray. This will keep dirt, debris and stains from attaching to the surface of the shoe.

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David Montoya is an attorney who graduated from the UCLA School of Law. He also holds a Master of Arts in American Indian studies. Montoya's writings often cover legal topics such as contract law, estate law, family law and business.