How to Clean Mesh On Shoes

by Contributing Writer

Mesh shoes come with many advantages. They do, however, require some careful maintenance, and even special mesh shoes will begin to smell eventually. To ensure that your mesh shoes enjoy a long life, wash them in a manner that doesn't damage the mesh.

Items you will need

  • Cloth
  • Soap and warm water
  • Toothbrush
  • Gentle laundry detergent
  • Mesh laundry bag
Step 1

Remove the shoelaces. Also, if they aren't glued into place, remove the inner soles.

Step 2

Wipe the mesh lightly with a clean cloth, using soap and warm water.

Step 3

Scrub tougher stains with an old toothbrush and a gentle laundry detergent.

Step 4

For a final clean (or to tackle persistent stains), put the shoes and laces in a mesh washing bag, and place in the washing machine. Wash on a gentle or delicate cycle.

Step 5

Dry your shoes gently with a mild heat, or allow them to air-dry.

Warnings

  • Do not wash your mesh shoes with a strong detergent or bleach.