How to Clean TEVA Sandals

by Contributing Writer ; Updated September 28, 2017

TEVA is most famous for its sandals, but it also offers a full line of close-toed footwear for outdoor enthusiasts. The sandals are made with a rubber outsole and nylon straps that connect the sandal to your foot. The rubber is designed to offer superior traction for muddy and slippery environments, so the sandals are typically used in hiking or other outdoor activities. As you would expect, TEVA sandals can get very dirty, and cleaning them regularly is essential. The manufacturer recommends a specific set of cleaning procedures for all TEVA sandals.

Rinse the entire sandal under cool water to dislodge large pieces of dirt and mud.

Grab the heel in one hand and the toe in other hand and bend the sandal in half with the interior sole facing out. Rinse the sandal again to remove small particles of dirt that have become lodged in the grooves of the sole.

Pour a small amount of antibacterial liquid soap on a scrub brush and vigorously scrub the rubber part of the sandal. Avoiding scrubbing the nylon straps, since this can cause the straps to fray.

Rinse the sandals thoroughly to remove all soap from the rubber.

Pat the sandals dry with a clean towel and leave them in a well-ventilated area to dry completely. Do not put them in direct sunlight.


  • TEVA recommends cleaning your sandals at least once every two or three weeks to prevent bacteria from accumulating on the rubber sole. Sandals that are not cleaned regularly will quickly develop an unpleasant odor. You can help prevent this odor by rinsing dirt from your sandals after each use, keeping them in a dry place and cleaning them every few weeks.

    To disinfect your sandals quickly, TEVA also recommends throwing them in a chlorine pool for 10 to 15 minutes. Avoid heated pools or hot tubs, and dry the sandals well afterward.