Working in a shoe store that sells a plethora of TOMS we get asked all the time on how customers should care for their TOMS if they get dirty or stinky. They are a bit tricky in the sense that they are made up of canvas AND leather, but they are washable! Here is the trick:
It is advised against to wash them via washing machine. Some people will shower with them on to get them clean or by washing them by hand. If you wish to wash them in the washing machine here is how to do it:
- First, place them in the bag that came with the shoes (as pictured below) or any other garment bag you have at home is fine.
- Wash them on the DELICATE or KNIT cycle. Putting a few drops of detergent on the shoes before you place them in the washer is a good way to make sure they get nice and soapy allowing for a better cleaning.
- Air dry your TOMS. DO NOT put them in the sun to dry, they will fade. If your dryer has an “air fluff” setting, meaning no heat is used, you may dry your TOMS this way as well.
For sweaty feet and stinky TOMS we reccomend a foot spray or powder from your local drug store, or you can use baby powder and baking sode. Sprinkle a little bit of baby powder and baking soda in your shoes before you wear them to absorb extra moisture and eliminate odor.
With leather shoes it is suggested that you don’t wear them multiple days in a row as it prevents the lether from completely drying after use. With TOMS we know they are hard not to wear every day with how comfortable they are! But these tips and tricks will help keep your TOMS in the best condition.