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How to Clean and Wash Your Sheepskin Moccasins Effectively

Posted on by UGG Express

Sheepskin moccasins are a timeless choice in the world of fashion, but to keep them in prime condition and lasting durability, proper care is essential. The right care not only preserves the cleanliness of the shoe uppers but also extends the lifespan of the shoes, ensuring they consistently radiate fashion charm. How to clean sheepskin moccasins? We'll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to effectively clean and wash your sheepskin moccasins. 

Step 1: Preparing Your Sheepskin Moccasins for Cleaning

Remove any excess dirt or debris by gently brushing the surface of your moccasins with a soft-bristled brush, such as our Clean and Care Brush. For stubborn stains or dried-on dirt, use a damp cloth to spot clean the affected areas before proceeding to the washing step.

Step 2: Washing Your Sheepskin Moccasins

Regarding to how to wash sheepskin moccasins, Initially, fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water, or it can also be cool water, but remember to never use hot water. Then add a small amount of mild detergent specifically formulated for sheepskin or wool. Our Clean and Care Kit can help you to a great extent. And you can swirl the water to create some suds. Gently immerse your moccasins in the soapy water, swirling them around by hand to ensure thorough cleaning. Avoid vigorously rubbing the sheepskin during the cleaning process to prevent damaging the fibers. Finally, rinse the suede shoes thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue.

Can we use a washing machine to clean the shoes? In fact, hands are the best cleaning tool because machine washing can cause the wool to become stiff, shrink, or distort. Sheepskin fibers are not tolerant of vigorous mechanical agitation and being soaked in water for extended periods, which may lead to lose shape.

Step 3: Removing Stains and Odors

For tough stains or odors, apply a specialized sheepskin cleaner or shampoo to the affected areas. Use a soft sponge or cloth to gently dab the cleaning solution onto the stains, then allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Repeat the process as needed until the stains or odors are completely removed.

Here, we also provide some maintenance recommedations after cleaning.

Drying Your Sheepskin Moccasins

Proper drying is crucial to maintaining the quality of your sheepskin moccasins. Gently squeeze out any excess water from your moccasins, taking care not to wring or twist them. Stuff the inside of your moccasins with clean, dry towels to help them retain their shape as they dry. Place your moccasins in a well-ventilated area away from direct heat or sunlight to air dry naturally. It's essential to note that avoiding using a dryer or exposing them to excessive heat, such as radiators, as this can cause the sheepskin to shrink or become stiff.

Conditioning and Restoring Softness

Once your moccasins are completely dry, use a specialized sheepskin conditioner or a mixture of water and glycerin to restore softness and suppleness to the sheepskin. First of all, applying the conditioner evenly to the surface of your moccasins using a clean, soft cloth, and allow it to absorb for several hours or overnight. Gently buff the sheepskin with a dry cloth to remove any excess conditioner and restore its natural luster.

Proper storage in the right place

  • VentilateChoose a well-ventilated area to store sheepskin shoes to prevent dampness and mold growth. Avoid storing shoes in sealed plastic bags.
  • Avoid direct sunlightStore sheepskin shoes in a place where they are shielded from direct sunlight to prevent color fading and leather stiffening. 
  • Use shoe supportsWhen storing shoes, you can use shoe trees or stuffing to maintain the shape of the shoes. This helps prevent wrinkles and deformation.
  • Regular maintenanceRegularly tidy up sheepskin shoes, remove dust and dirt, and keep them clean and tidy. Use a soft brush to gently brush the surface of the shoes. 
  • Proper boxes or storage bags: If the boots need to be stored for an extended period, our Four Stackable Shoe Boxes will help you, use dedicated boxes or fabric bags to protect them from dust and contamination.

For a pair of sheepskin moccasins, we offer different styles for both men and women. With a wide range from small to big sizes for women and men, there is a size for the whole family. Crafted using the highest quality premium grade sheepskin, these moccasin ankle Slippers are designed for ultimate comfort and warmth.

Sheepskin moccasins are not only stylish and comfortable but also require proper care to maintain their appearance and longevity. By these step-by-step instructions and tips above, you can effectively clean and wash your sheepskin moccasins, keeping them looking and feeling like new for years to come. With proper care, your sheepskin moccasins will continue to provide you with warmth, comfort, and style throughout the seasons.

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