Is it time to wash those dirty insoles of yours but you aren’t sure how? Cleaning and maintaining insoles is actually a very simple task. For best results, wash your insoles with lukewarm water and a mild detergent or soap. Avoid silicone-based cleaning products that could result in damage to your insoles. For hard to remove stains, you can spot-remove by carefully scrubbing with a soft bristle toothbrush or brush. Be sure to rinse insoles well afterwards to remove excess water and dirt. Then, allow your insoles to air dry for 24 hours. Do NOT machine wash or machine dry.
Most insoles can be cleaned using this method, however, you should still read the cleaning instructions that were given to you when purchasing your individual insoles to be safe. You will find that most manufacturers, such as Superfeet, New Balance, or Powerstep, will also recommend similar methods. Typically, depending on the amount of wear and use, you should replace insoles after six to twelve months. For more information on insoles, see our Insole Guide.