You just finished an amazing round of golf. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and you finally hit that hole in one you’ve been chasing for years. As you walk off the green, you take a look down at your shoes and realize they’re caked in mud and grass—not exactly the look you were going for when you left the house this morning. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. With just a few simple household supplies, you can clean your golf shoes and have them looking as good as new in no time.
Method 1: Dish Soap (Aka the classic)
Supplies You’ll Need
– liquid dish soap
– a toothbrush or old rag
– a clean cloth
– shoe polish (optional)
Cleaning Your Shoes
- Start by mixing some dish soap with water in a bowl or bucket. If you’re only cleaning one shoe, you can use a small cup or mug instead.
- Dip your toothbrush or rag into the soapy water and start scrubbing away at the dirt and grime on your shoes. If you’re using a toothbrush, make sure to focus on getting into all of the nooks and crannies where dirt likes to hide.
- Once you’ve given your shoes a good scrubbing, rinse them off with clean water. If you’re cleaning more than one shoe, do this step in your sink or over a bucket so that you don’t make a huge mess.
- Use your cloth to dry off your shoes as much as possible. If they’re still wet, set them somewhere where they can air dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Now that your shoes are clean, it’s time to give them a little shine (if desired). Grab your shoe polish and apply it evenly over the surface of your shoes using a clean cloth. Let the polish dry completely before putting your shoes back on and hitting the links again.
Method 2: Baby Wipes
Why would you use baby wipes to clean golf shoes? Well it’s simple, effective, cheap, and easy to store in a golf bag. Most stains on golf shoes take hours to settle to being able to clean them off before they set with baby wipes can prevent stains from appearing in the first place. This is especially true for white golf shoes, which are a pain to keep clean.
Supplies You’ll Need
– baby wipes (or other wet wipes)
– a clean cloth or paper towel
Cleaning Your Shoes
Baby wipes are super convenient for cleaning your golf shoes since they’re already moist and ready to use. They also come in handy if you need to wipe something else down after your game or even remove makeup or dirt from your hands.
For cleaning your golf shoes, just grab a baby wipe and gently scrub over the areas of your shoe that look dirty or stained. Repeat until the desired level of cleanliness is reached, then toss the used wipes in your garbage can. Or you can put them in one of those wipes containers that seals the used ones up with a special gel so they don’t stink up your house.
After you clean the dirty areas of your shoes, use a paper towel or cloth to dry off any moisture left behind by the wipes. Let them air dry completely if possible before putting them on and heading out for more golfing fun.
Frequently asked golf shoe cleaning questions
Can golf shoes be washed?
Yes, golf shoes can be washed by hand. However, it is important to note that I do not recommend using a washing machine for shoes in general since it can cause damage to the shoes. They can be used just know that machine washers and driers might effect the longevity of the shoe. Before washing your golf shoes, make sure to consult the manufacturer’s recommendations or guidelines for proper care and cleaning.
Can you put golf shoes in the dishwasher?
No, you should not use a dishwasher to clean your golf shoes. This is because the high heat of the dishwasher can cause damage to the materials used in making most golf shoes. Generally, it’s best to avoid using a dishwasher or washing machine when cleaning shoes – especially if they are made from delicate materials like leather. High-heat environments will damage the glue that holds the shoe together.
Can you use magic eraser on golf shoes?
Since magic erasers are a gentle cleaning solution, they are safe to use for cleaning golf shoes. Magic erasers are often used for removing stains on fabric or hard surfaces like shoes, so it’s a great option if you’re looking for an easy way to clean your golf shoes. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the magic eraser package for proper usage and care.
How to get scuff marks off golf shoes?
If you’re dealing with scuff marks on your golf shoes, there are a few different methods you might try. For one, you can use a magic eraser to gently remove the scuffs. Or you could try using baby wipes or another type of wet wipe to clean the shoes. Another option is to use a shoe polish or shoe cream to cover up the scuffs. Just be sure to choose a polish or cream that matches the color of your shoes, and always follow any instructions on these products for application and cleaning. Finally, if you’re having trouble getting rid of the scuffs, it might be time to invest in some new golf shoes! That way you can start with a clean slate and avoid any dirt or scuff marks in the future.
Cleaning your golf shoes is easy with just a few supplies from around the house. In no time at all, your shoes will be sparkling clean and ready for their next round of golf.