In short: Wash Bombas Gripper Slippers using cold water on a gentle cycle (tumble dry low). Do not iron or dry clean. Bombas Sunday Slippers, on the other hand, should be spot-cleaned only.
Bombas Gripper Slippers and Sunday Slippers require different techniques of washing. In this article, you will learn how to wash Bombas Gripper Slippers and Sunday Slippers.
How to wash Bombas Gripper Slippers
The Bombas Gripper Slippers are basically half slippers and half socks. Because they are made of acrylic, nylon, wool, rayon, polyester, and spandex, you need to wash them correctly.
All Bombas Gripper Slippers are machine washable, as long as you use mild detergent and cold water on a gentle cycle. Ideally, they should be laid flat to air dry and not be put in the dryer.
1. Wipe down the soles
Before you toss your Grippers Slippers inside the washer, wipe down the soles first. Bombas Gripper Slippers have tiny nubs on the soles which can become dirty over time.
The easiest way to clean the soles is to wipe them with these baby wipes (they are infused with gentle soap). Doing so will prevent dirt from circulating in the water during the wash cycle.
2. Pre-treat visible stains
If your Gripper Slippers have food stains or heavily soiled areas, like the interior soles, please pre-treat them first. Heavy stains are tougher to remove, even inside the washing machine.
Blot the stain using a mild detergent mixed with water. Then, scrub the stained area gently with a soft-bristled brush. Allow the detergent to work for at least 10 minutes before washing.
3. Machine wash the slippers
Once the soles are clean and stains have been pre-treated, it’s time to toss your Gripper Slippers into the washing machine. Add them to a load of similar colors and fabrics.
Set the washing machine to a gentle cycle with cold water, then add the correct amount of detergent. You can also choose to use a shoe laundry bag to protect your Gripper Slippers.
Once the washing cycle is complete, you should air dry the slippers away from direct sunlight or extreme heat sources. If you must dry them in the dryer, make sure the heat is not too high.
4. Hand wash the slippers (another option)
Instead of using the washing machine, you can also choose to hand wash your Bombas Gripper Slippers. All you need is a bucket or a sink, some cold water, and mild detergent.
Add cold water to the bucket and add one capful of mild detergent. Use your hands to combine the solution until the content of the bucket becomes soapy and sudsy.
Next, dump your Gripper Slippers into the cleaning solution. Soak them for at least 30 minutes to allow the detergent to work its magic and lift the dirt from the fabric.
Once clean, drain away the soapy water and refill the bucket with fresh water. Rinse the slippers until the water becomes clear. You can blot the slippers with a towel to absorb the water.
5. Lay them flat to dry
Once the Gripper Slippers have been washed, allow them to dry by laying them flat in a well-circulated area. Do not place them in a place with direct sunlight or extreme heat.
How to wash Bombas Sunday Slippers
The Bombas Sunday Slippers are the perfect wear-around-the-house slippers. They have a fuzzy sherpa material inside and out and a layer of memory foam for maximum support.
According to Bombas, their Sunday Slippers are not machine washable and should not be washed in the washing machine. They recommend spot-cleaning the Sunday Slippers.
1. Wipe down the soles
Bombas Sunday Slippers are made with a layer of memory foam for maximum support, and a rubber sole, so you don’t have to change into real shoes to run out and check the mail.
However, if you have been wearing them outside the house, take the time to wipe the soles. Use these baby wipes, which are supremely convenient, to clean the bottom soles.
2. Remove surface dust using a portable lint remover
Because Sunday Slippers are just footwear, you don’t need a vacuum cleaner to remove surface dust from the exterior. All you need is a small and portable lint remover.
Using the portable lint remover, just pull across the fur-covered area of the slippers and throw away the collected ball. It is able to clean even the most embedded bits with ease.
3. Spot treat stains with Sheepskin shampoo
If you see any visible stains on the slippers, use Sheepskin shampoo to clean them. Because Sunday Slippers are made with fuzzy sherpa material, you need to be delicate with them.
Bombas recommends spot-cleaning your Sunday Slippers. Blot the stain with a touch of Sheepskin shampoo and water using a microfiber cloth until the stain has been removed.
A little bit of shampoo goes a long way. The shampoo keeps the fuzzy sherpa material soft, while also cleaning and freshening it. Once clean, blot the damp area with a clean cloth.
It is recommended to spot treat stains on your Bombas Sunday Slippers once every year with Sheepskin shampoo. Doing so will keep your slippers clean and fresh throughout the years.
Now you know how to wash Bombas Gripper Slippers and Sunday Slippers. The former can be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle while the latter should be spot cleaned only.