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Merino wool care 101.

 

Laundry day is looking extra-cozy. At Rothy’s, we’re all about making machine-washable styles that are built to last—and our merino wool shoes are no different.

While you can simply pop them in the washing machine, there are a few different ways that these silhouettes like to clean up. To learn how to care for your merino shoes, watch the video above or review the steps on this page. Happy washing! 

How to wash The Merino Point
How to wash The Merino Flat
How to wash The Merino Square
How to wash The Merino Mary Jane
How to wash The Merino Loafer
How to wash The Merino Sneaker
How to wash The Merino Ankle Boot

Text banner listing out "The Merino Flat, The Merino Point, The Merino Loafer, The Merino Mary Jane and The Merino Square.

Step one: Slip out insoles.
Step two: Pop shoes & insoles into the washing machine.
Step three: Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle. 
Step four: No heat, please—always let your shoes and insoles air dry. 
Step five: As wool is a delicate natural fiber, we suggest using a shoe tree when drying (this helps your shoe keep its shape). 

Pro tip: Weigh down the insoles with your shoes to prevent curling while they dry.

 

Text banner with the words "The Merino Sneaker".

Step one: Slip out your insoles and midsoles—that’s the cushy insert between the insoles and the inside base of The Sneaker.
Step two: Place your midsoles to the side.*
Step three: Pop your insoles and shoes into the washing machine.
Step four: Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle.
Step five: No heat, please—always let your shoes and insoles air dry.
Step six: As wool is a delicate natural fiber, we suggest using a shoe tree when drying (this helps your shoe keep its shape).

Pro tip: Weigh down the insoles with your shoes to prevent curling while they dry.

*If you’d like to clean the midsoles, we recommend hand washing them. Fill a sink or a tub with cold water, and use your hands to gently rub them with a mild detergent. Make sure to completely submerge and rinse them off. Lastly, don’t forget to fully air dry your midsoles before you slip them back in your shoes.

Text banner with the words "The Merino Ankle Boot".

Step one: Slip out insoles.
Step two: Pop shoes & insoles into the washing machine.
Step three: Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle. 
Step four: No heat, please—always let your shoes and insoles air dry. 
Step five: As wool is a delicate natural fiber, we suggest using a shoe tree when drying (this helps your shoe keep its shape). 

Pro tip: Weigh down the insoles with your shoes to prevent curling while they dry. 

There you have it. Now you can stay fresh on your feet in super soft staples. 

P.S. Have one of our bags or shoes made from plastic bottles? Take a peek at this blog post for the lowdown on how to care for our signature styles.

Laydown of an assortment of our merino wool styles, shown from the top.

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