Wear Questions: How Should I Clean My New Balance Shoes?

The suggested cleaning method for New Balance athletic shoes:

  • Use a light bristle brush (an old toothbrush works well) and a mild detergent (either dishwashing or laundry)
  • Be sure to use a detergent free of dye to avoid staining
    • We recommend a spot check with the detergent to ensure no staining will occur
  • Scrub the shoes with the brush and use a damp cloth to wipe clean
  • Allow the shoes to thoroughly air dry for 24 hours
  • To eliminate and prevent shoe odor, use a shoe deodorizer spray
  • Putting shoes through a washing machine cycle is NOT recommended, as some shoe materials should not be exposed to heat or submerged in water

When purchasing a cleaning product:

  • Be sure that it is silicone-based to prevent any possible damage to your shoes
  • Suede or leather shoes require suede or leather cleaner, respectively

*For best results, always follow the instructions included with the cleaning product*

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