Shoe Care

Proper care and attention is required to maintain and prolong the look, performance, feel and comfort of golf shoes. Faced with a wide range of hazards, both leather and synthetic golf shoes must be thoroughly cleaned and properly stored between rounds in order to prolong the look and life of the shoes.

  • We recommend rotating shoes between rounds - properly maintained the rotation of two pairs of shoes will last much longer than twice the life of a single pair.
  • Use a shoe horn when putting on your golf shoes to protect the heel counter of the shoe.
  • Check your cleats between rounds to ensure they are intact and secured properly into their respective receptacles, but DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN your cleats.
  • Do not store your golf shoes in your car trunk, where high temperatures can break down shoe materials resulting in decreased lifespan of your shoes.
  • We strongly recommend leaving Cedar shoe trees in your golfing shoes at all times when shoes are not in use.

Cleaning Guidelines

  1. Pre-Round Shoe Care
  2. Post-Round Shoe Cleaning & Care
  3. Cleaning Mesh Shoes
  4. Cleaning Men's HyperFlex
  5. Cleaning Women's emPower

Pre-Round Shoe Care

Use a shoe horn when putting on your golf shoes. This will protect the heel counter of the shoe. Damage to the heel counter can cause improper fit in the heel which can lead to blistering and overall discomfort.

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Post-Round Shoe Cleaning & Care

Uppers

Clean leather or synthetic golfing shoes after each round by removing dirt and residue using FootJoy shoe cleaner or mild soap and water. Allow to air dry at room temperature.

White Shoes: To clean shoes with a white base leather, apply FootJoy white cleaner to remove unwanted scuff marks. This will also condition the leather.

Dark Shoes: To clean shoes with a dark base leather use a combination of FootJoy shoe cleaner and an applicable color shoe creme to maintain the look and conditioning of the full grain or calfskin leather.

Wet Shoes: If your shoes become soaked during a round,

  1. Clean them quickly.
  2. Place crumpled newspaper inside for 8-10 hours to soak up all excess water.
  3. Remove newspaper and replace with FootJoy Cedar Shoe Trees. Cedar shoe trees will bring the uppers back to normal shape, smooth the linings and absorb any remaining water and odor. The absorption properties of cedar make them far more effective than plastic shoe trees.

General Tips:

  • Remove the laces when cleaning.
  • If not glued into the shoe, remove the inner sole when cleaning your golf shoes.
  • Do not place your shoes in direct sunlight to dry, but rather allow them to air-dry in a shaded area or indoors.
  • NEVER dry your shoes using a blow-dryer or by putting them on any external heat source. Excessive heat can damage both the uppers and the outsoles.

Outsole Care

All non-leather outsoles should be wiped clean of dirt and residue after every round.

Check to ensure that all cleats are intact and secured properly into their respective receptacles.DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THE CLEATS.

Do not store your golf shoes in your car trunk, where high temperatures can break down shoe materials resulting in decreased lifespan of your shoes.

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Cleaning Mesh Shoes

Hand Cleaning Mesh Shoes

  1. Soak in the sink with a squirt of liquid dish soap or laundry detergent and warm water.
  2. Dip a soft cloth or soft-bristled cleaning brush in the soapy water. Scrub the mesh to remove dirt, dust and residue.
  3. Blot or dab at the mesh with a cold water dampened cloth to remove soap residue.
  4. Allow the tennis shoes to air dry. Do not place the shoes directly in the sun, but rather allow them to air-dry in a shaded area or indoors.

Machine Cleaning Mesh Shoes

  1. Remove the shoelaces. Also, if they aren't glued into place, remove the inner soles.
  2. Wipe the mesh lightly with a clean cloth, using soap and warm water (not hot).
  3. Scrub tougher stains with an old toothbrush and a gentle laundry detergent.
  4. For a final clean on mesh shoes (to help tackle persistent stains), put the mesh golf shoes and laces in a mesh washing bag, and place in the washing machine. Wash on a gentle or delicate cycle.
  5. Allow them to air-dry. You can add newspaper initially to absorb moisture for 30 - 40 minutes. Remove the wet newspaper and add shoe trees when still damp to maintain their shape.

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Cleaning Men's HyperFlex

Here is a video to demonstrate the best way to clean your HyperFlex men's golf shoes. Or simply follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Ensure your shoes are completely dry and that the shoe laces have been removed. Starting with a dry shoe surface helps to easily remove mud and dirt.

Step 2: Use a dry brush (with firm bristles) to gently brush off any dirt from your pair of shoes.

Step 3: Next, wipe off any excess debris from your pair of shoes to ensure all small dirt particles are completely removed.

Step 4: Add a tablespoon of cleaning solution to a bowl of room temperature water. Next, dip a clean brush (with soft bristles) into the bowl.

Step 5: Gently scrub shoes until solution starts to bubble.

Step 6: Wipe off excess solution with a towel.

Step 7: Once your pair of golf shoes are cleaned, remove the fit-beds and place both shoe laces in the bowl of water and cleaning solution. Remove from solution after 10-15 minutes and allow to air dry -- or blow dry for faster results.

Step 8: Allow both your shoes and shoe laces to completely dry before re-lacing and inserting the fit-beds.

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Cleaning Women's emPower

Here is a video to demonstrate the best way to clean your emPower women's golf shoes. Or simply follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Ensure your shoes are completely dry and that the shoe laces have been removed. Starting with a dry shoe surface helps to easily remove mud and dirt.

Step 2: Use a dry brush (with firm bristles) to gently brush off any dirt from your pair of shoes.

Step 3: Next, wipe off any excess debris from your pair of shoes to ensure all small dirt particles are completely removed.

Step 4: Add a tablespoon of cleaning solution to a bowl of room temperature water. Next, dip a clean brush (with soft bristles) into the bowl.

Step 5: Gently scrub shoes until solution starts to bubble.

Step 6: Wipe off excess solution with a towel.

Step 7: Once your pair of shoes are cleaned, remove the fit-beds and place both shoe laces in the bowl of water and cleaning solution. Remove from solution after 10-15 minutes and allow to air dry -- or blow dry for faster results.

Step 8: Allow both your shoes and shoe laces to completely dry before re-lacing and inserting the fit-beds.

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Call Us

You can also reach FootJoy by calling our Consumer / Warranty line at:

(800) 224-8501
M-F 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST.