How to Wash Nike Shock Shoes

By Jackson Lewis

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Nike Shock Shoes are based on two decades of research by the Nike corporation on developing a shoe that can absorb energy from a runner's impact with the ground and return it to the shoe as potential energy. Nike Shock shoes have been in production since early 2000 and continue to have new models released each year. Current Nike Shock shoes use a high density polyurethane foam column embedded in the shoe and are produced in a wide variety of colors. A common problem with early models of Nike Shock shoes was severe damage to the shoe when attempting to wash them in a washing or laundry machine.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
  1. Fill a bucket with approximately 2 oz. of dish washing liquid soap and water.
  2. Swab each Nike shoe with a spongue dipped in the soapy water.
  3. Repeat the spot cleaning of each shoe until clean.
  4. Leave the Nike Shocks in the open air until dry before wearing.

About the Author

Based in Memphis, Jackson Lewis has been writing on technology-related material for 10 years with a recent emphasis on golf and other sports. He has been freelance writing for Demand Media since 2008. Lewis holds a Master of Science in computer science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.