Tips To Keep Your Sneakers Clean


Those who practice physical activity, especially outdoors, cannot prevent their sneakers from getting very dirty from time to time. In addition, it is practically impossible not to sweat during sports, including the feet, which can cause foot odor.

To keep your sneakers always clean, the first tip is not to let the dirt stay on your shoes for a long time. The ideal is to use at least a damp cloth to remove any possible stain as quickly as possible. It is also essential to follow the guidelines on the manufacturer’s label. Most athletic shoes cannot be placed in the washing machine. If the manufacturer informs that it is allowed, put the shoes in a bag for delicate clothes or a pillowcase, this will protect them more when washing.

Another piece of information that applies to almost all sneakers is to use a mild soap when washing. Other detergents can damage the materials from which athletic shoes are made. Mix the soap in the water and use a soft-bristled brush (this could be one you don’t use anymore) to clean.

Before starting the wash, remove the shoelaces and insoles to wash them separately in soap and water. Rub the 2 sides of the insole with the brush. The laces can be washed between the hands, making a lot of lather. Rinse well and hang everything on the clothesline.  

With the brush wet in soapy water, rub the shoes, starting with the midsole. Then pass the leather gently. If you think it’s necessary, you can wet your shoes a little with water, but avoid soaking your shoes because, as they can only dry in the shade, it can take a long time for all the moisture to come out.

After rubbing both feet, rinse well so that no soap residue is left or your sneakers may be stained. Let it dry in a very ventilated place but without direct sun.

Choose The Right Sock For Your Sport

Generally, those who use compression stockings the most practice sports that cause more impact on the back of the body, such as running, cycling, soccer, volleyball, and cross fit. Compression stockings help with circulation and, consequently, oxygenation of the body, relieving muscle wasting, which contributes to resistance. The ideal is always to look for a doctor who can guide the use of compression stockings during sports practice, in what form, and for how long.