Rules for the care of sports shoes
Good sports shoes will perform their functions and retain their properties only with proper care.
Professional running shoes for running and other sports are usually made of synthetic materials and a breathable mesh of increased wear resistance, but contaminated from the outside.
Running shoes with embossed soles accumulate dirt and small pebbles, while sweat is absorbed inside. If the shoes “breathe” badly and not be looked after, then a fungus may soon start and an unpleasant odor may appear.
● Everyday care
● Rules for washing sports shoes
● Care for running shoes with suede and leather inserts
Casual shoe care
● After training, dry your sneakers at room temperature, do not put them immediately in the cabinet. Do not use wet shoes: they are more deformed. If you run 2 times a day, then get 2 pairs of sneakers so that one of them has time to dry.
● Soak sports shoes after washing and drying with a protective, water-repellent spray suitable for this type of material. For example, Nikwax, Toko and others restore the water-repellent properties of Gore-Tex membranes, which are popular for running shoes. Antibacterial sprays are used for the inside of the shoe to prevent the formation of fungus and bad smell.
● Avoid high temperatures when drying wet shoes. Do not dry the sneakers near the battery, do not use a hairdryer or convector: the sneakers may become deformed, and the adhesive may lose strength.
● Do not leave your shoes in the sun for long periods: synthetics may lose color brightness and may crack.
● Remove adhering dirt immediately after a run: it is harder to wash off after drying.
● Do not leave sneakers in the access area of a dog who is accustomed to playing with shoes: the result is a bitten outsole and current sneakers.
● Use suitable shoes for training on aggressive ground: soft fitness sneakers will wear off very quickly.
● White sneakers smeared with greens can be gently wiped with alcohol and then treated with white cream paint for the sneakers.
How to wash sneakers
Synthetic sneakers are easy to care for: they can be washed in warm water or even easy to wash in a washing machine. Before any washing, the insoles are removed from the sneakers (if they are removable), the laces and washed under running water to wash off small pebbles and dirt from the sole.
For hand washing, sports shoes are soaked in a basin of cool water. Use soap, laundry detergent or Persil gel, but not aggressive detergents.
Machine wash is not suitable for any shoes, it requires small cycles. Disable the spin mode, deforming shoes. Set the temperature to 30-40 degrees. The removed insoles can be washed with sneakers.
You can only wash shoes with stitched soles! Sneakers with adhesive sole without washing are washed by hand!
Sneakers cannot be soaked for a long time in a basin or machine washed for more than 30 minutes!
Sneakers with leather and suede inlays
● Leather and suede are afraid of drying in the sun or heating devices (the material dries, hardens and crackes). They can not be rubbed with abrasive products (they can lose the appearance and brightness of the color), leave without care after the sneakers are wet. Wet shoes are dried at room temperature and treated with special products for the skin (usually with a fat content) or suede.
● Old spots on leather inserts of sneakers can be tried to remove with gasoline or alcohol.
● Greasy stains on suede may succumb to a solution of soda or dishwashing gel (do not leave for a long time to avoid bleaching stains).
● Suede and nubuck are cleaned only after drying using a special brush with a hard pile. The suede brush has a hard and soft surface: one cleans the dirt, the other returns sneakers to the sneakers.
● Sneakers with leather, suede or nubuck inserts can only be washed by hand, in cool water, using ordinary soap. After washing, they are impregnated with special products for leather and suede, protecting from moisture outside and drying out.