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Don't let your UGGs turn ugly – learn how to clean UGG boots now!

Read on to discover our quick and easy guide for how to clean UGG boots and slippers.


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Key Steps

For beautiful UGG boots:

  • Always use a sheepskin protectant after cleaning.

  • Never use a washing machine, as per official UGG advice.

  • Never saturate your UGGs as this will damage the sheepskin.

  • Use a suede brush to remove dust and dirt.

  • Allow your UGGs to air dry, stuffed with newspaper to speed up the process.

  Ugg boots are a comfy must-have when the weather gets colder; but only if you look after them properly. As they’re made of sheepskin and soft suede, washing UGG boots should be done carefully to avoid damage. Here we’ll show you how to wash UGG boots in a step-by-step process.

While it’s important to know how to clean UGGs, the best way to protect your comfy footwear is to treat them regularly with a protectant before use and after cleaning.

Can you put UGG boots in the washing machine? The most FAQ answered

Don't do it! You may be tempted to put them on a gentle, low-temperature wool wash, but even this isn’t safe enough. The official UGG stance is to never use a washing machine or tumble dryer to clean your UGGs at home.

Can you wash UGGs by hand using detergent? A simple guide to washing UGG boots

Here’s our guide for how to clean UGG boots inside and out without needing to use your washing machine.

  • Slightly wet your UGGs.

  • Never saturate your UGGs as this will damage the sheepskin.

  • Use a mild detergent and a nail brush to gently scrub the surface of your boots.

  • Always scrub in the direction of the natural grain.

  • Allow your boots to air dry. This can take up to 16 hours.

  • To speed up the process, stuff the boots with newspaper. This will soak up any excess moisture.

How to clean UGG slippers: a step-by-step guide

Now you know how to clean UGG boots, what about your UGG slippers? If you're only using your slippers around the house, here’s how to clean them:

  • Gently rub the surface with a microfibre cloth. This should be done at least every 2 weeks.

  • Remove any dust and dirt once a week using a suede brush.

  • Did you know a pencil eraser is great at removing stains from your UGGs?

  • Take care when using the eraser not to rub too hard as this could damage the sheepskin.

How to protect your UGG boots: top tips and tricks

Here are 3 important steps to ensure you’re protecting your UGG boots:

  • When you first buy them, and after every wash, ensure you use a sheepskin protector.

  • Been out in the rain? Allow your UGGs to dry naturally. Once dry, use a suede brush to gently remove any dirt that may have been picked up.

  • Don’t forget, if you’re unsure about cleaning your UGGs yourself, take your boots or slippers down to the dry cleaners to have them cleaned professionally.

With this guide you now have everything you need to keep your UGG boots clean and protected. Suede fan?

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