However, over time, the insoles of these shoes can become dirty and smelly, like other insoles.
To keep your Allbirds in top condition, it’s essential to know how to wash the insoles effectively and today I am here with you!
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Wash Allbirds Insoles Effectively
Fortunately, cleaning Allbirds insoles is a straightforward process.
You Will Need
Work Time: 15 – 20 Minutes
- Gentle Detergent
- Lukewarm or Cold Water
- Tea Tree or Eucalyptus Oil
- Well-Ventilated Area
Step 1 – Remove the Insoles
Take out the insoles from your Allbirds shoes before washing them.
This will ensure a thorough cleaning and prevent any damage to the shoes during the washing process.
Step 2 – Apply Gentle Detergent
Apply a small amount of gentle detergent to the top, woolen part of the insole.
Gently rub the detergent into the insole to remove any dirt or odor.
Step 3 – Rinse With Lukewarm or Cold Water
Rinse the insoles with lukewarm or cold water to remove the detergent.
Make sure to rinse them thoroughly to ensure no soap residue is left behind.
Step 4 – Target Odor With Oil and Water Mixture
To target the odor of the insoles, mix a few drops of tea tree or eucalyptus oil with a bit of gentle detergent in a bowl of lukewarm water.
Wet the tops of the insoles with this oil and water mixture, and then rinse them again with lukewarm or cold water.
Step 5 – Air Dry the Insoles
After washing and rinsing, gently squeeze out any excess water from the insoles.
Place them in a well-ventilated area and let them air dry completely.
Avoid using a dryer, as the heat can damage the foam in the insoles.
Now, you have clean and fresh Allbirds insoles!
- Do not wring or twist the insoles while washing, as this can damage the wool fibers.
- To maintain the freshness of your Allbirds, try to wash your insoles regularly, but not too frequently. Every few months or when you notice odors is typically enough.
Remember that caring for your insoles is just as important as caring for your Allbirds shoes, and with the right maintenance, you’ll continue to enjoy their comfort!
Cleaning your Allbirds insoles is important to maintain their freshness and extend their lifespan.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about washing your Allbirds insoles:
Can I Machine Wash My Allbirds Insoles?
No, you should not use a washing machine to clean your Allbirds insoles.
While Allbirds shoes can be washed in a washing machine on the wool/delicate cycle with cold water and a gentle detergent.
However, according to Allbirds, the insoles should be washed by hand for best results.
How Can I Prevent Odors in My Allbirds Insoles?
To prevent odors in your Allbirds insoles, follow these tips:
Sprinkle Baking Soda
After wearing your Allbirds, sprinkle some baking soda on the insoles to help eliminate excess moisture and prevent odor-causing bacteria from settling in.
Air Out Your Shoes
After wearing your Allbirds, ensure they have time to air out in a well-ventilated area.
Loosening the laces, if your shoes have them, can also help increase airflow deeper into the shoe.
If you have multiple pairs of Allbirds, alternate wearing them each day.
This allows the shoes to dry out and air out, reducing the chance of odors developing.
If you’ve tried washing the insoles and they still have a persistent odor, it may be time to replace them.
Allbirds offers high-quality replacement insoles that are designed for plush comfort and are made with renewable materials.