Caring for Your Dr. Comfort® Shoes

Not all shoes are created the same, therefore you can’t treat them the same. Caring for a stretch Lycra® shoe is not the same as a leather shoe. However, each shoe needs proper care and maintenance. Properly cleaning your shoes can help prevent damage to your footwear and help keep them lasting a little longer. From athletic and sandals to casual and dress, here’s how to care for your Dr. Comfort® shoes.

How to Care for Dr. Comfort® Shoes

Material: Leather and Mesh/Stretch Lycra® and Leather

With a washcloth, use a small amount of mild soap, Woolite, and water.  Then, allow the shoe to air dry. You can use a baby wipe if your shoe has first been sprayed with a fabric protector. Remember, do not machine wash your shoes.

Material: Suede Leather

To clean suede leather shoes, like the Cara, use a small suede brush. Gently use the suede brush to work away any dirt. Do not use shoe polish or immerse the suede shoes in water.

Material: Leather

If your shoes are dirty, we suggest that you first clean them with a damp cloth. Then use a cleaning and conditioning crème for the leather shoes. Simply apply the crème with a clean dry cloth and work it into the leather. Buff or brush out to provide a fresh finish. If needed, a colored shoe crème may also be used.

Material: Microfiber and Fleece

To clean microfiber and fleece shoes, hand wash gently with warm water and mild soap. Allow the shoes to air dry. It’s not recommended to use a washing machine or dryer.

Material: Lycra®

Note: Washable Collection

To clean shoes designed with Lycra®, first, remove the insets (those should be hand washed). Next, close the contact closure straps and wipe away any mud or dirt with a damp cloth. Then, machine wash shoes in cold water and on normal cycle using a mild detergent. Only air dry the shoes—do not tumble dry.

The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.