5 Ways How to Clean White Crocs to Make Them White Again


5 Ways How to Clean White Crocs to Make Them White Again
5 Ways How to Clean White Crocs to Make Them White Again

Crocs have quickly become the gold standard when it comes to comfy shoes that are lightweight and easy to slip on and off.

It is so easy that many of us wear them every day and only notice they need to be cleaned when the whites no longer look too white. So how can we properly clean our white crocs?

How To Clean White Crocs

According to Crocs, you can clean your crocs by hand washing or spot cleaning with mild soap and cold water or use your washing machine’s gentle cycle.

However, as always, the cleaning experts of the world have explored and come up with different ways that you can also safely clean your white crocs. 

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1- Cleaning White Crocs With Mild Soap Or Detergent

If your white crocs are not too badly stained and you need to clean them, you can use mild soap (mild laundry detergent or dish soap) and water.

Here is what to do:

  1. Take a soft-bristled brush or a toothbrush and brush off the excess dirt.
  2. Rinse your crocs under cool water to get them wet and wash off any remaining gritty residue. 
  3. Mix a small amount of soap in some water. 
  4. Dip your brush into the soapy mixture and start gently scrubbing around the shoe. 
  5. Make sure the soap gets all over and that you scrub all the areas of the shoe. Pay special attention to specific stains if needed. 
  6. When finished, rinse off the soapy residue again with cool water.
  7. Use a clean cloth to dry the crocs and then let them sit to air-dry.  

Video: Carol Galman – How To Clean White Crocs

2- Cleaning White Crocs With Baking Soda

For tougher stains and for a brighter white, you can use baking soda and water to clean your crocs.

Here is what to do:

  1. Take a soft-bristled brush or a toothbrush and brush off the excess dirt.
  2. Rinse them under cool water to get them wet and wash off any remaining gritty residue.
  3. Mix a small amount of baking soda in some water to make a paste (not too thick but not too runny. It should be able to stay on the shoe).
  4. Dip your brush into the baking soda mixture and start gently scrubbing around the shoe. 
  5. Make sure the baking soda mixture gets all over and that you scrub all the areas of the shoe. Pay special attention to specific stains if needed. 
  6. Let the crocs sit for a few minutes and let the baking soda dry.
  7. When finished, wipe off the baking soda residue again with a clean cloth.  

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3- Cleaning White Crocs With Vinegar + Baking Soda

Another great cleaning method for white crocs that are more than mildly stained and smelly is using white vinegar and baking soda. 

Here is what to do:

  1. Take a soft-bristled brush or a toothbrush and brush off the excess dirt.
  2. Rinse them under cool water to get them wet and wash off any remaining gritty residue.
  3. Mix 1 part baking soda, 1 part white vinegar, and 2 parts water to form a paste. 
  4. Use a soft toothbrush, soft cloth or a soft sponge to apply the paste all over the shoe. 
  5. Make sure the paste gets all over and that you gently scrub all the areas of the shoe. Pay special attention to specific stains if needed. 
  6. Let the crocs sit for about 10 minutes.
  7. When finished, rinse the crocs thoroughly with cool water to get rid of all the residue.  
  8. Use a clean cloth to dry the shoes and then let them sit and air dry some more.

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4- Cleaning White Crocs With A Magic Eraser

White crocs can also be cleaned really well with a magic eraser. This works great on though, deep-set stains. 

Here is what to do:

  1. Take a soft-bristled brush or a toothbrush and brush off the excess dirt.
  2. Rinse them under cool water to get them wet and wash off any remaining gritty residue.
  3. In a basin of warm water, thoroughly soak the Magic Eraser sponge.
  4. To get rid of stubborn stains, rub your Crocs’ interior and exterior using a Magic Eraser.
  5. The Crocs’ outside soles’ tread ridges may be cleaned by inserting the corner of a magic eraser between them.
  6. When finished, wash the Crocs with cold water and dry them with a clean, undyed cloth.
  7. Let them sit to air dry some more. 

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5- Cleaning White Crocs With Bleach

Finally, if all your cleaning methods have failed, or if your crocs are very heavily stained, you can use a bleach soak.

Bleach will help with yellow stains as well. However, this should only be used on crocs that have been pre-cleaned with soap. 

Here is what to do:

  1. Clean your crocs following the guide above for cleaning them with mild soap and water. 
  2. Then, mix your bleach soak by using 1 part bleach and 5 parts water. If you do not dilute your bleach well, it can damage or further yellow your white crocs. 
  3. Submerge your crocs in this solution and leave them to soak for 1-2 hours. Check on them periodically. Use gloves to protect your hands.
  4. Take them out of the solution and gently scrub the stains using a soft brush or sponge. Use gloves to protect your hands
  5. Rinse your crocs thoroughly with cool or cold water. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you use OxiClean on white crocs?

Yes, you can use OxiClean on white crocs. You can use OxiClean to clean white crocs in the same way that you would use regular detergent. 

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Can I clean white Crocs with hydrogen peroxide?

If your crocs have a terrible stain or blood, then you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean them. It is not the first option that you should reach for, but it can be used for tough stains. 

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How do I clean white crocs with fur?

Crocs™ recommends wiping the fur of your crocs with a damp, clean rag soaked in mild detergent and water, and then letting them completely air dry. 

The fur on crocs usually cannot be removed so the shoes should not be saturated or soaked. 

Another great suggestion is to sprinkle baking soda all over the fur, brush it around and let it sit for a bit. Then brush off all the remaining baking soda. This is great for odor. 

Sources:

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How to Clean Crocs – Ultimate Guide and FAQs – Wearably Weird

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Saskiya Inshanally

Saskiya Inshanally is the editor-in-chief at The HomeKeeperHub. She has years of experience researching and experimenting in a wide array of topics. Saskiya has also co-founded SasilySkin.com which is dedicated to helping individuals have better skin.

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