- Two old newspapers
- One plastic bag
- One stiff tooth brush
- One toothbrush with soft bristles
- Knife with Flat blade
- Large sink or basin in which the pair of shoes can be submerged
- Tepid water and clean water
- Dishwashing detergent
- Baking soda
- Towel for drying
- Oxygen bleach
Use the toothbrush with stiff bristles to clean mud on the upper parts and the sole. Wash the toothbrush clean.
Remove the shoes on a plastic bag or sheet after draining them decently. Remaining water in the shoes can be removed by using the towel for blotting water. The shoes are by no means dry.
They need to be dried outside, in the sun. The shoes may dry fast externally but still retain moisture inside. For this use baking soda and/or talcum powder which absorb moisture. The newspaper is also good for absorbing moisture inside the shoes.Wash the insoles and shoe laces. Use a towel to dry them as well.
Special Tip On How To Clean Tennis Shoes At Home In Washing Machine
However, follow the instructions as mentioned with the shoe. It is advisable to separate shoes with towels, i.e., wrap them in towels when putting them in a washing machine.
Tennis shoes have a high level of precision parts, which when frequently rubbed against another shoe or surface can wear out.You can read my earlier post on tennis shoes where manufacturing techniques are explained or read more on the engineering behind shoe design hereYou can prevent such possibility by using towels. Finally remove the moisture by using baking powder, newspapers, or talcum powder.
Conclusion on Cleaning Tennis Shoes At Home:
Ideally, keep more than one pair of tennis shoes as drying these shoes may take a while. Remember the function different agents such as vinegar, talcum powder, and baking powder serve.
Also, remember to wash insoles and laces separately. Clean tennis shoes help in gaining confidence and also prevent any injuries to feet as there is no sweat or grime inside. There are fewer infections as well. Ideally, clean them once a week if you are into playing this game regularly.
I Hope my post will help make washing and cleaning your sports sneakers fun in the future, if you have any questions, just leave me a message below.