How to clean uggs boots

Updated February 21, 2017

Uggs boots are made from sheepskin and wool, and require a special technique to clean properly without causing damage. They cannot be tossed into a washing machine or dryer, and must be cleansed gently to keep them in top shape. Use this easy method to keep your Uggs boots looking great for years.

Brush Uggs boots gently with the suede brush in one direction to loosen any dirt or dust that has accumulated on the surface. This can be done occasionally to keep the boots clean, but should also be performed prior to any stain removal.

Moisten any stained or spotted areas lightly with cold water. Do not use warm water, and, if possible, use spring or distilled water instead of tap water.

Apply a small amount of gentle soap to a damp sponge. Rub the soap gently into the boots, moving in one direction. Do not scrub aggressively. Rinse the area clean with cold water.

Allow the boots to air dry. This process can take several hours, or even overnight. However, it's important that you never use a hair dryer, clothes dryer or place them in sunlight to dry.

Gently brush again with the suede brush, once the Uggs boots have dried completely. Again, brush only in one direction.


If a suede brush is not available, use a soft cloth to gently brush any dirt or dust from the Uggs boots. Place the Uggs boots in front of a fan to help them dry, but never use artificial heating devices to help them dry.


Do not use harsh detergents such as dish soap, hand soap or laundry soap on your Uggs boots. The material is delicate and this can cause damage. Instead, use a gentle cleanser such as baby wash, or a natural soap such as castile. Do not apply the soap directly to the boots. Sheepskin can be damaged if soap is applied directly without being diluted first.

Things You'll Need

  • Suede brush
  • Gentle soap
  • Sponge
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