Soap and water should get most of the grime off your flip-flops. Use a toothbrush that you're planning to throw away to scrub off any persistent muck. You'll need warm water, liquid soap, old rags, an old toothbrush and some baking soda to clean your flip-flops.
- Wash the flip-flops
Add the liquid soap to the water, wet the rags and wipe your flip-flops to clean. A toothbrush dipped in soapy water can be used to get into the crevices of your footwear.
- Use your appliances
Hook your flip-flops to the top rack of your dishwasher and run them through a full cycle to wash them. The delicate cycle of your washing machine can also help. Put your flip-flops in your machine, throw in a cup of white distilled vinegar, run the cycle and then let them air dry. While this cleaning method usually works for flip-flops, you should be aware that Crocs are not dishwasher-safe.
- Use these tricks
Rub a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser over any stubborn grime. You may require saddle soap cleaner for leather flip-flops. If you're still dissatisfied with the results or if you need to get rid of unpleasant odors, sprinkle your flip-flops with baking soda or baking powder, let them stand overnight, and wash them off in the shower the next morning.