Quick Answer: Can You Wash Allbirds Insoles?

Cleaning your Allbirds

Remove the insoles and laces, and brush off excess dirt with a towel or soft brush.

Throw the shoes in the washing machine on wool/delicates cycle (cold water).

We recommend using a linen bag and washing the insoles by hand for best results.

Reinsert the insole and laces and get on with your day.

Can you machine wash insoles?

The sun can disinfect your insoles, killing off any lingering bacteria. Some shoes are machine washable. Once you have removed the insoles, place washable shoes in the machine to clean them as well. An old toothbrush can be used in place of a scrubbing brush to apply the soapy mixture and get the insoles clean.24 Sep 2018

How do you clean shoe inserts?


  • Fill a basin with warm water. You can also fill the sink with water.
  • Add soap or liquid detergent. Put a few drops of liquid detergent in the water.
  • Use a soft brush to scrub the insoles. You can also use a clean cloth to scrub the insoles.
  • Rinse the insoles.
  • Let the insoles dry overnight.

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Do Allbirds get smelly?

All sneakers get smelly over time, and with proper care you can keep them in decent-smelling shape. But these Allbirds are next-level smelly. After just 3 wears, they already had a pretty awful smell. For a company that claims they “wick moisture and sweat” so that your feet don’t smell, I’d expect better.20 Dec 2017

Do Allbirds get dirty?

Allbirds are certainly soft enough to wear without socks. That said, you can simply toss your Allbirds straight into the washing machine (cold water) if they do get smelly or dirty. They do need to air dry — we haven’t personally washed our Allbirds yet but people online say they take about 24-hours to air dry.22 Mar 2019

Do you remove insoles when washing shoes?

Your insoles, however, should be washed by hand. Remove them from your shoes and use a solution of warm water and detergent to remove stains and odors. Allow them to air dry. Add towels – Before you throw your shoes in the washer, add a 4-6 old towels.

How do you get bad smell out of shoes?

Spray your shoes with a combination of 50 percent water and 50 percent white distilled vinegar. Spritz the mixture into your shoe lining and sole, and let it air dry for 30 minutes. You can use a hair dryer after that if you are in a hurry to dry the shoe. Follow that up with baking soda in the shoe overnight.

Does vinegar kill shoe odor?

The alcohol will kill any odor causing bacteria that is in your sneakers and should prevent the stinky smell from returning. You can also soak your sneakers overnight in a tub filled with vinegar and water. Use two cups of vinegar for every three gallons of water you add to your soaking tub.

How do you get the smell out of shoe insoles?

Mix 1 tbsp. of white vinegar with 5 tbsp. of water in a small container. Remove the insoles of the stinky shoes if possible. Dip a sponge in the vinegar and water solution and squeeze it gently to remove excess liquid. Wipe the insoles with the sponge to clean them.

How do you remove shoe inserts?

For example, if it is clear that the insole is glued on, turn a hair dryer to high heat and direct the stream the inside of the shoe, just under the insole. The heat will loosen the glue. If it is clear the insole was tacked on, insert a flat screwdriver underneath the insole to pry up the tacks.

Are you supposed to wear socks with Allbirds?

And quite frankly, if it were socially acceptable to wear shoes into bed, I would absolutely keep my Allbirds on all day and all night. They’re that comfortable, and stylish, too. You can go sock-free: Allbirds are meant to be worn without socks.

Can you get Allbirds wet?

They work well in the rain. Wool has some natural properties that allow light rain to bead off. Of course, if you step in a puddle your feet will get wet, but wool also regulates temperature even when it is wet so your feet won’t get cold if you do!

Should I wear socks with Allbirds?

I repeat, MERINO WOOL DOESN’T SMELL. This also means you don’t have to wear socks with Allbirds shoes because they are, in fact, wool socks, and you can just chuck them in the washing machine if they get dirty.

Do Allbirds run true to size?

Allbirds fit true to size for most customers. If you have wide feet or are between sizes, we suggest you size up for all styles except our Tree Runner (size down for those). Our Wool material adjusts to foot shape, while Tree is more elastic and retains its shape, so fit may vary by style or personal preference.

Can you put Allbirds in the dryer?

Don’t forget to air dry your Allbirds just like in the good ol’ days—and whatever you do, avoid the dryer and bleach at all costs!

Do Allbirds run wide?

I have a wide foot; will Allbirds fit well? Our shoes are all medium width, but we have found that many customers with wider feet are able to find a comfortable fit due to the forgiving nature of our materials. The Wool collection will stretch naturally over time, while the Tree collection is flexible and form-fitting!