How to Clean Uggs in 4 Easy Steps

How to Clean Uggs


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Comfortable, practical, and stylish, Uggs have become a wardrobe staple, especially in areas where cold temperatures, rain, and snow are common throughout the year. The only problem? Genuine sheepskin boots are like a magnet for the elements: Uggs have a way of attracting dirt, water spots, and just about anything else you might slog through this season. To keep your boots in top condition, we’ve put together a simple guide on how to clean Uggs in only four easy steps. With these essential tips, you’ll be more than ready for your next trip through the snow.

Keep reading to learn how to clean Uggs the easy way.

1. Gather your supplies

To clean Uggs properly, you’ll need a few simple materials. Gather a suede brush and eraser, a soft cloth or sponge, distilled white vinegar, and clean water. An even simpler solution is to use Ugg’s own complete sheepskin care kit.

2. Get to work

First, use the brush to gently remove any excess dirt. Pay special attention to seams and edges where grime tends to accumulate. Next, use the eraser to work on any rough patches of dirt, along with scuff marks that appear on the sheepskin or soles.

3. Wipe down the shoes

Using clean water, lightly dampen the surface of the fabric with your cloth or sponge. Be careful not to soak the shoes since this can cause damage. Then apply a mixture of equal parts distilled white vinegar and cold water, or a dab of Ugg’s sheepskin cleaner and conditioner. Gently massage the surface of the fabric. Clean off the shampoo or vinegar mixture with a damp cloth or sponge.

4. Let Your Shoes Air-dry

Cleaning your Uggs effectively relies on proper drying. Scope out a clean, dry area away from heat or sunlight and give your boots at least 24 hours to air-dry. To help your boots keep their shape, stuff them with newspaper or heavyweight tissue paper while they dry.

Of course, one of the best solutions to cleaning Uggs is prevention. Like many materials, sheepskin responds well to water and stain repellant, so consider investing in a bottle to last you through the wet season.

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