Ugg boots and slippers are comfortable, stylish and warm – but they’re also susceptible to water, dirt, salt and grease stains. That means that if you want to keep your UGGs looking and smelling their best, you’ll need to clean them on the regular. Fortunately, cleaning your UGGs is easy and quick once you know the right methods. In this article, we’ll show you how to wash the inside of uggs so you can enjoy your favourite footwear for years to come.
The first step to keeping your UGGs clean and odour free is to brush off any dirt, dust or mud from the outside of the shoes. You can do this by hand or using a soft-bristled suede shoe brush.
If your UGGs have a lot of grime or are particularly stinky, sprinkle the inside lining with baking soda and leave it overnight. This will help to absorb the odours and make your shoes odour-free again.
To get rid of more serious stains, Watts recommends applying a paste made from equal parts baking soda and cold water to the affected area of your UGG boot or slipper. Leave this to sit for two hours and then use a dye free cloth to gently remove the baking soda paste. Once you’re happy with the result, rinse your shoes under cold water and let them dry fully (again, this may take a while depending on the weather).
When it comes to washing your UGGs, it is very important that you do not put them in the washing machine. The high temperatures of a normal laundry cycle can cause your UGGs to shrink or even tear. It is recommended that you hand wash your UGGs to ensure they stay in good condition.
In the event that you do have to wash your UGGs, make sure you follow the instructions carefully and use a mild liquid soap. It is a good idea to test the liquid soap you are going to use on a small part of the shoe’s lining to ensure it does not strip the dye or damage the leather.
Once your UGGs are clean and odour-free, you can use a soft nylon bristled suede brush to gently brush the lining of the shoe to restore its fluffiness. You can also apply a sheepskin safe shoe deodoriser after brushing to protect your Uggs from future odours.
You should always store your UGGs in a cool, dark place when they’re not being worn. This will protect them from sunlight, which can cause fading and deterioration over time. Similarly, you should keep your UGGs out of the direct rain as this will cause them to get wet and potentially smell. If you’re going to wear your UGGs in wet conditions, it is a good idea to wear them with waterproof socks so that the moisture doesn’t cause your feet to sweat and stink. If you’re unsure about how to care for your UGGs, consult a professional cleaner who can advise you on the best way to look after them.