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Sandal Wash

Easy to use deodorising cleaner for all non waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals, insoles and footbeds.

Cleans, freshens and removes odours.

Why sandals and footbeds start to smell after use...

Sandals are designed to be worn next to skin, keeping your feet cool in warm conditions. They can be constructed from various materials including leather, fabric, synthetics, cork, rubber and plastic.
All sandals and footbeds have one thing in common; over time, contact with your bare feet will lead to a build up of dirt and body oils. This then leads to bacterial growth and smelly footwear!

Sandals and footbeds need to be cared for properly to avoid odour build up...

Sandals are great for keeping your feet comfortable when it’s hot, but over time barefoot use causes issues.
Wearing sandals with bare feet will lead to a build up of dirt and body oils on the sandal surface. In turn this will encourage the growth of bacteria, which cause smelly sandals after a few days use, especially in hot conditions. The same issue will apply with footbeds over time, even if you’re wearing socks.
Additionally, if sandals are not adequately cleaned, bacterial growth will also lead to decomposition of the sandal materials and stitching. This is especially common in natural materials such as leather and cork as they are broken down by bacteria for nourishment, leading to them rotting and reducing the useful life time of your footwear.
Nikwax Sandal Wash™ is a highly effective cleaner and deodoriser which has been specifically designed and optimised to clean and deodorise all non waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.

Sandals provide comfort and protection for active people in hot conditions...

Sandals, whether basic flip flops or specialised walking sandals, are ideal for protecting feet while keeping them cool.
Walking sandals are especially beneficial for people walking or hiking in hot conditions on rough terrain, maximising comfort whilst providing protection.

Use Nikwax Sandal Wash™ when your sandals and footbeds start to smell...

Once your sandals have been used a few times and are starting to smell, use Nikwax Sandal Wash™ to clean, deodorise and freshen. Always apply this product to all non waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds to keep them in top condition.

Make sure you clean and deodorise your non waterproof footwear...

Alternative footwear cleaning products broadly fall into one of two categories; non specific cleaners or freshening products. Both have disadvantages when cleaning non waterproof and next to skin areas of footwear.
Non specific cleaners will remove bacterial build up, but are not designed to provide long term odour protection.
Footwear freshening products will mask odours but fail quickly, as they do not remove the bacteria which cause odour. Additionally these products are often solvent based and flammable.
Nikwax Sandal Wash™ is a highly effective cleaner and deodoriser which has been specifically designed and optimised to clean and deodorise all non waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.

For best results make sure you use the correct product...

Nikwax Sandal Wash™ has been specifically formulated for use when cleaning all non waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.
If you have waterproof footwear use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel™ to revitalise water repellency and breathability.

How Nikwax Sandal Wash™ keeps your sandals and footbeds in top condition...

Nikwax Sandal Wash™ is a highly effective cleaner and deodoriser which has been specifically designed and optimised to clean and deodorise all non waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.
Nikwax Sandal Wash™ removes the build up of dirt and body oils from non waterproof footwear, as well as insoles and footbeds. Thereby reducing the growth of bacteria which cause odour to build up and rot materials and stitching. This has the added benefit of extending the useful lifetime of treated items.

Like all Nikwax products, Nikwax Sandal Wash™ is safe to use...

Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax avoids materials in its cleaners like palm oil which may have been sourced from unsustainable plantations.
Nikwax Sandal Wash™ is environmentally friendly; it is non-hazardous, WaterBased and biodegradable.

People who use Nikwax Sandal Wash™ say that it does the job...

Nikwax Sandal Wash™ is the product of choice of professional Outdoor trainers.
To find out more about people who are using Nikwax Sandal Wash™, and other Nikwax products, take a look at our testimonials page.

Apply Nikwax Sandal Wash™ by hand...

Recommended for CrocsTM, Birkenstock®, Keen® and TevaTM footwear.

  • Rinse item with clean water to remove loose dirt and to dampen surface.
  • Shake well before use. Press sponge applicator to break seal.
  • Apply generously over the area to be cleaned.
  • If very dirty scrub with a stiff nylon brush (e.g. nail brush).
  • Rinse well with clean water.
  • Dry away from direct heat.

Note: Colour may run, test on a hidden area first. For cleaning waterproof footwear use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel™.

Always allow footwear to dry naturally...

  • Leave footwear to dry at room temperature.
  • Paper can be stuffed into the toes to absorb excess moisture; this should be replaced when wet.
  • Keep footwear away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can crack leather and cause bonded soles to peel.