Do you have smelly
Why wear Chaco sandals?
Regarding footwear for outdoor activities, few options are as versatile and comfortable as Chacos. Whether hiking, camping, or just enjoying a day in the great outdoors, Chacos are an excellent choice for several reasons. There are a lot of Chaco products, but I will focus this solely–no pun intended–on their sandals.
First and foremost,
In addition to their durability,
How not to wash your
Chaco sandals are very durable but a couple things that will hurt your
The bleach can start to corrode the straps and Chacos don’t work so well without wearing those! So let’s move on to how to clean
Step #1: Put them in the washing machine
Start by simply tossing them in with a load of laundry on a gentle cycle using mild detergent or baking soda with cold water. It’s an easy and effective way to remove dirt and get them to look good as new. Plus, I love not having to worry about any damage or shrinkage from using harsh cleaners, soap or hot water.
Make sure that you let them air dry, which shouldn’t take too long. If you don’t wear your Chacos often this step will probably suffice in getting your sandals clean. However, if you are like me, and wear them nearly every day, you will need to do a bit more.
Step #2: Scrub the footbed
A natural and efficient cleaning method for cleaning my sandals involves a mixture of baking soda and water. To ensure a thorough cleaning, I used a firm-bristled brush, or an old toothbrush, to scrub the soles and sides of the
The results were remarkable; my sandals now appear as good as new. This trick has allowed me to confidently wear my sandals throughout the whitewater guiding season without looking worse!
Step #3: Floss your Chaco Sandals
If you’re struggling with smelly
To fix this, rinse and squirt liquid fabric softener into the strap slots and pull the straps in and out to remove the grit. Make sure the straps are thoroughly wet first and be patient. Flossing the straps also keeps sand and grit trapped in the footbed from damaging the straps. If you keep your shoes generally clean, you only need to do this periodically.
I also will use a mixture of baking soda and warm water instead of fabric softener. This works pretty well to clean your
The final clean up!
Chaco makes the best sandals in my opinion. They are durable, can be used on the water, hiking, or walking around town, and easy to take care of. Often times I will simply strap my
So don’t fret with stinky
What about leather sandals?
I found that washing my leather
Chacos Rechaco program?
If you’re ever in a situation where your Chaco sandals are beyond repair, there’s a great program called ReChaco that you might want to check out. This program is all about repairing sandals instead of buying new ones, which can help reduce the amount of waste in our landfills and minimize our impact on the planet. It’s definitely worth considering if you’re looking for a more sustainable approach to footwear instead of buying a new pair.