Make a mixture of a small amount of laundry soap and warm water. Dip a soft sponge into the laundry soap mixture and gently clean the affected areas. Rinse the soap out of the sponge with warm water and then use the sponge to gently remove any excess detergent from the shoe or sandal.
How do you clean dirty rubber flip flops?
The easiest way to clean a bunch of rubber flip flops at once is in the washing machine. Use the machine’s delicate setting (with cold water) and just a touch of detergent. Adding one cup of vinegar to the wash helps get rid of that funky sandal smell. Let them air dry.
How do I stop my flip flops from smelling?
How do you clean dirty sandals soles?
Without drying them off, place your flip-flops on a towel. Sprinkle a spoonful of baking soda onto each sandal and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Next, thoroughly scrub the soles with a soft toothbrush or a clean cloth. Rinse your shoes off again and let your flip-flops air-dry.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.