How To Clean your Running Shoes


How to clean your running shoes.

Knowing how to clean your running shoes is essential for every runner. In addition to the outside of shoes that get dirty from dirt and rain, the inside also gets dirty from sweat. Here is a step-by-step guide for how to clean your running shoes and lengthen the life of your running shoes.

Basic guide to clean your running shoes

1) Use warm water

2) Use laundry detergent to wash muddy shoes instead of just water

  • (1) Prepare a brush, detergent, a bucket of water
  • (2) Check the material of your running shoes. Synthetic fibers and synthetic leather can be washed, but natural leather cannot so you need to be careful.
    Remove the shoe laces and insole of the shoes.
  • (3) Brush off any mud from the shoes. If there is wet mud on the shoes, let it dry before removing it.
  • (4) Mix warm water with a small amount of laundry detergent.
  • (5) Put the shoes in the bucket and scrub them with a brush.
  • (6) Rinse the shoes with clean water.
  • (7) Wrap the shoes in a dry cloth to remove all moisture, and dry them in the shade. Be careful not to dry them in a direct sunlight)

If your shoes are muddy and smelly

1) Soak the shoes for a while

2) For stubborn mud stains, scrub with a detergent solution instead of just using water

For running shoes that are muddy and smelly, soak the shoes in a detergent solution with lukewarm water for about a while before scrubbing with a brush.
When removing stubborn mud stains, instead of washing them in water, remove the mud with a brush and then scrub the shoes with a detergent solution.


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