Thursday, November 1, 2007

How do I clean my shoes?

This question has been coming up more and more. If you take all of this time to find the right running shoes, how do you keep them clean?

One great method starts by simply looking in the dental care aisle of your local store. Use a light bristle toothbrush (perhaps an old toothbrush you were about to throw out) and a light washing detergent (laundry or dish washing) and scrub the shoes. You can also immerse them in water. Allow your shoes to air dry for about 24 hours before putting them on.

New Balance does have an extensive line of cleaning products, those of course work great. Why not use the same brand of cleanser as brand of shoes?

Keep in mind, do NOT put your shoes in the washing machine!

If your shoes are suede or leather, you will need to use a suede or leather cleanser. Be sure to follow the instructions.

Well, there you have it. How to clean your running shoes. Has anyone tried this method lately? Any new cleaning methods to recommend?


1 comment:

Matthew Connors said...

Hi there, I just made my first NB purchase and I am so happy to have found a comfortable indoor court shoe for my wide feet. A question if you have time, regarding care for these. The facility where I play racquetball requests that no one use solvents when cleaning their shoes, moreover, I'd be worried myself about using anything oily on them. Any specific advice for indoor court shoe care? I guess besides the obvious part of not getting anything on the soles when you clean them!