How to Wash Crocs

Crocs are an excellent lightweight and popular choice of footwear regardless of what kinds of activities you’re doing.

However, if you decide to wear your Crocs in the garden or even go outside in the rain quickly, you will need to clean them.

Luckily getting your Crocs to look good as new is a straightforward process. 

You can get your Crocs shining in 6 easy steps:

  1. Rinse your Crocs
  2. Mix soup with warm water
  3. Soak your Crocs in a sink or bucket
  4. Scrub with a brush or rag
  5. Use a magic eraser for stains
  6. Rinse again and dry

In the rest of the article, I will walk you through each step in more detail and suggest some tips for issues you might run into. 

What You’re Going to Need

  • Sink or bucket
  • Mild soup
  • Brush or rag
  • Magic eraser
  • Drying towel or clothesline

Video Tutorial

Step 1 – Rinse Your Crocs

Before getting into the actual cleaning, you need to rinse your Crocs under a tap or hose, and this will remove any loose dirt lying on top and help you narrow down where you need to scrub with soap. 

Step 2 – Mix Soup with Warm Water

Using mild or dish soap, fill your sink or a bucket with warm water and mix in the soap. The water will help break down the dirt, and the soap will help the process without using harsh chemicals that might ruin your Crocs. If you have white Crocs, you might want to add a truck full of bleach to dilute in the water. 

Tip: Don’t use bleach for colored Crocs, as it could remove the color.

Step 3 – Soak Your Crocs in a Sink or Bucket

Put your Crocs into the sink or a bucket and let them soak in the soapy water. There’s no exact period for how long you should let them soak, and you’ll need to guess, given how dirty they are.

Step 4 – Scrub with a Brush or Rag

You can scrub with a brush or a rag for the more stubborn dirt on your Crocs. Depending on how much dirt there is, this could take a few minutes.

You can also use a toothbrush to help you get inside the vent holes or other narrow places where dirt can get stuck. 

Step 5 – Use a Magic Eraser on Stains

Once you have scrubbed the dirt off your Crocs, you’ll be able to see if there are any stains or particularly troublesome spots.

For these, you can try using a magic eraser since all it needs is water to work, and they’re very good at getting out tough stains.

Rub the Eraser over any of these trouble spots until they disappear. 

Step 6 – Rinse Again and Dry

Once you’ve done your best to remove the stains, rinse your Crocs again under the attack or hose.

You can then use a towel to dry your Crocs, leave them out in the sun, or hang them up on a clothesline.

If you decide to leave your Crocs in the sun for only a few hours, the heat can damage them.    

Tip: Use Crocbutter polish to bring back the Croc’s original shine and look like new. 

Final Thoughts

Now you know the easiest way to keep your Crocs clean, so you can keep using them for years.

Make sure that you use a mild soap or detergent that you are going to cause any chemical damage to the rubber.

If your Crocs are a different material, check which product is best for that type of material.