How Can I Clean the Soles of My Dr Scholl's Gel Sandles?

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How Can I Clean the Soles of My Dr Scholl's Gel Sandles?
Cleaning the soles of your sandals helps to maintain the shoes. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Dr. Scholl marketed and sold his first pair of sandals in 1968, after a lifelong mission to create shoes that offered a better fit, relieved foot pain and other problems. Over the decades other styles of sandals joined the footwear line and Dr. Scholl's shoe company created and patented the Massaging Gel Insert. Dr. Scholl gel sandals are made with rubber non-skid, shock-absorbing outer soles. Regular cleaning helps to remove dirt and debris from the sole surface as well as from within textured grooves.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • Toothpicks
  • Old toothbrush
  • Soft cleanser
  • Clean cloths
  • Whitening toothpaste

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    Wipe excess surface dirt off the bottom of the sandal with paper towels. If dirt is dried and caked in the grooves of the sole, pick and scrape it out with toothpicks to remove as much as possible.

    How Can I Clean the Soles of My Dr Scholl's Gel Sandles?
    Toothpicks come in handy when cleaning dirt out of the soles of a shoe. (Zedcor Wholly Owned/ Images)
  2. 2

    Hold your sandals over the sink to contain any mess made during the cleaning process.

  3. 3

    Dampen an old toothbrush and apply a few drops of soft cleanser to the toothbrush. Scrub the soles of the Dr. Scholl's gel sandals, moving the toothbrush with the grooves in the shoes. Rinse off the brush, as needed, and carefully rinse off the bottom of the sandals. Continue cleaning the soles in this manner to remove as much dirt as possible.

    How Can I Clean the Soles of My Dr Scholl's Gel Sandles?
    Use a toothbrush as a mini scrub brush for shoe cleaning. (Jupiterimages/ Images)
  4. 4

    Dry the bottom of the sandals with clean cloths. Treat any stubborn stains by scrubbing them with a pea-sized amount of whitening toothpaste to help safely bleach out the stain. Rinse the sandal soles and dry with a clean cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid using bleach-based cleansers on sandals that have colour or pattern.
  • Carefully rinse and wash the soles of your Dr. Scholl's sandals to prevent the uppers and innersoles from getting wet.

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