How to Clean Your Clove Shoes

We know the pure joy that accompanies the fresh-out-of-the-box feeling when you break open a brand new pair of Clove shoes. But how do you keep up those oh-so-fresh feelings when you’re trekking through your not-so-clean 12-hour shifts? To ensure peak performance and ease of wear, we designed Clove shoes with cleanliness in mind. All materials used in the Clove production process contribute to their ease of cleaning. Whether it’s a shoe from the original Clove Shoe Collection or the Aeros Collection– you’ll find your Clove cleaning process as easy as 1-2-3.

Let’s run through some of the unique materials used in each collection, how to clean your sneakers, and best practices for keeping your Clove shoes in optimal condition.

How to Clean Your Mesh Sneakers

Meet Aeros: Lightweight, Breathable, and Easy to Clean

The Aeros Collection

The Aeros Collection has introduced new mesh materials into the Clove arsenal. Iconic for its innovative CloveTech™ mesh fabric, the Aeros collection combines durability and breathability into one perfect shoe for healthcare workers. Using mesh fabric on Clove’s newest collection has allowed for the creation of the lightest and most breathable shoe designed specifically with healthcare workers in mind. The Aeros shoe supports you with flexible material for agility while still protecting your feet with easy-to-clean comfort. 

It’s crucial that all Clove shoes are easy to maintain and clean, especially with little time when on the go. That’s why, despite the introduction of new mesh fabric materials, you’ll find nearly the same cleaning recommendations and ease of maintenance for all Clove shoes. We keep cleaning your Clove shoes simple, so you can focus on what matters most. 

Aeros: How to Clean Mesh Sneakers When On the Go:

  • Clove shoes are designed to withstand exposure to fluids and bounce back from messy encounters with ease. With a simple wipe-down using a damp towel or wet wipe – you’ll have your Clove shoes fresh in no time, so you can get back to the action. 

Aeros: How to Deep Clean Mesh Sneakers at Home 

  • Remove the Ortholite Insert and toss it in your next cold water machine cycle to keep your insides as fresh as your outside. Be sure to plan for time to fully dry before reinserting. 
  • The mesh fabric material of the Aeros Collection will benefit from an initial dry clean, using any soft brush you may have at home. (An old toothbrush works well here!)
  • Additionally, filling your shoes with crumpled newspaper (or another paper) while you clean them will help the shoe maintain its original shape. 
  • Using your brush, carefully but firmly brush all of the external surfaces and crevices of the shoe. Freeing any debris or dirt that may be present.
  • Next, create a soapy mixture of warm water and any hand soap detergent you may have.
  • Using a towel or brush, scrub the soapy mixture throughout the external surface of the shoe, working away any settled grime that may have accumulated.
  • Air dry your shoes and inserts for one hour, or until completely dry. 
  • You’re all set to get back into the action!

How To Clean Your Clove Shoes

The Clove Shoe Collection

The Clove Shoe Collection is where comfort, durability, and easy-to-clean style converge– perfect for healthcare professionals who don’t have time to sweat the small stuff. Highlighted in this collection is the Clarino™ vegan fabric material, containing the same microstructure as genuine leather. This material was selected for its liquid-repellent and stain-resistant properties, built to last through the most trying of shifts. 

We know how important it is that the shoes on your feet provide comfort over long periods of time, and can also resist the wear and tear unique to healthcare work. That’s why we hand-select materials we trust will provide you with the durability needed, and the ease of cleaning required for fast-paced shifts. Let’s dive into best practices for cleaning your Clove Shoes to keep them performing as well as you do.

How to Clean Clove Sneakers When On The Go

  • Wet a paper towel or grab yourself a wet wipe, then wipe your Clove shoes from heel to toe. The Clove Shoe Collection isn’t afraid of a little fluid, so the majority of liquid spills, dirt, or messes should easily clean off the Clarino™ vegan fabric material. Easy enough for you to dive right back into patient care!

How to Deep Clean Your Clove Sneakers at Home

  • Remove the Ortholite Insert and toss it in your next cold water machine cycle to keep your insides as fresh as your outside. Be sure to plan for time to fully dry before reinserting. 
  • Because the Clarino™ vegan fabric material is liquid-repellant, it can handle a soapy hand wash well. Mix warm water and a delicate liquid hand soap detergent together to form a solution.
  • Work the solution into the shoe using the brush or towel you have on hand, making sure to hit all crevices and pull up any liquids or dirt that may have settled on the surface. 
  • After rinsing, let your shoes air dry for one hour, or until completely dry. 
  • Your shoes are ready to dive back into the action!

Clove Shoes are designed with healthcare professionals in mind. That’s why in all collections of Clove Shoes you’ll find easy-to-clean materials. From the Clove Shoe Collection featuring Clarino™ vegan fabric material to the Aeros Collection and its innovative CloveTech™ mesh fabric. For a complete rundown of Clove Shoe materials heel to toe, visit our Materials Blog. All Clove shoes are easy-to-clean, delightfully lightweight, and extra-durable– ready to join you on all of your shifts, providing you comfort so you can focus on the task at hand.