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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 pop them in the washing machine, there are a few different ways that these silhouettes like to clean up. Here’s how to care for each of your feel-good favorites whenever they need a quick refresh.

 

Women's Shoes
How to wash The Merino Point
How to wash The Merino Flat
How to wash The Merino Loafer
How to wash The Merino Tassel Loafer
How to wash The Merino Ankle Boot
How to wash The Merino Slipper

 

Men's Shoes
How to wash The Merino Tassel Driving Loafer
How to wash The Merino RS01 Sneaker 
How to wash The Merino Chelsea Boot

 

Bags
How to wash the Merino Belt Bag

How to wash the Merino Bucket Bag

 

WOMEN’S SHOES

Women's Flats (The Merino Point, The Merino Flat, The Merino Loafer and The Merino Tassel Loafer)

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.

 

Women’s Boots (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. 

 

Women’s Slippers (The Merino Slipper)

Step one: Slip out sherpa insoles.
Step two: Pop slippers & insoles into the washing machine. 
Step three: Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle. 
Step four: No heat, please—always let your slippers 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. 

 

 

MEN’S SHOES

Men's Loafer (The Merino Tassel Driving Loafer)

Step one: Slip out insoles.
Step two: Toss 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.

 

Men’s Sneakers (The Merino RS01 Sneaker)

 

Step one: Slip out contoured footbed.
Step two: Tie shoelaces together (if you’d like to keep things neat).
Step three: Toss shoes and footbed into the washing machine. 
Step four: Use cold water, mild detergent and let air dry.
Step five: As wool is a delicate natural fiber, we suggest using a shoe tree when drying.
Step six: Avoid heat, please. Never put them in the dryer. 
Pro tip: Weigh down the insoles with your shoes to prevent curling while they dry. 

 

Men's Boots (The Merino Chelsea Boot)

Step one: Slip out insoles.
Step two: Toss 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. 

 

BAGS

The Merino Belt Bag

Step one: Place The Merino Belt Bag inside the accompanying wash bag.
Step two: 
Toss the wash bag into the washing machine.
Step three: 
Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle.
Step four: 
No heat, please. Let your bag air dry.

The Merino Bucket Bag

Step one: Remove the base insert and place it, alongside The Merino Bucket Bag, inside the accompanying wash bag.
Step two: 
Toss the wash bag into the washing machine.
Step three: 
Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle.
Step four:
 No heat, please. Let your bag air 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.

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