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7 Ways to Make Your Sports Shoes Last Longer

Last updated on: September 18, 2017 16:35 IST

Walking or jogging is great for your health but is hard on your shoes. The wear-and-tear is just unavoidable as your shoes have to face the mud, dusty roads and so on. Some simple ways to maintain your sports shoes can get out the basic stains and keep your shoes looking fresh even when they are used daily.

Here are 7 ways to make your sports shoes last longer -

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#1 Use a small sized brush or a used toothbrush to wipe away the dust that is visible on the surface. Rub the brush in a way that the surface is cleaned without harming the fabric or the upper material of your shoes.

#2 Mix soap or a mild detergent with warm water and use a cleaning cloth to clean away those stubborn stains on the shoes.

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#3 Rinse the cloth in warm water and apply to the same area to remove the soap

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#4 Leave the shoes to dry. You can place paper napkins or newspaper on and inside the shoes to soak up the excessive water.

#5 Depending on the condition and look the laces, you can either wash your existing shoelace or replace it.

 

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#6 Let your insoles breathe. Remove the shoe insole while cleaning them to get rid of the foul smell. In case of extreme odour, you can sprinkle on baking soda to make them odour-free.

#7 You must clean your shoes at regular intervals. If the stains are not cleaned for a longer time, they tend to enter the fabric of your shoes causing an irreparable damage to your shoes.

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While you are cleaning your sports shoes, you must also take these points into consideration -

1. Never wash your shoes in a washing machine as it can damage the fabric of your shoes
2. Never use a hair dryer or any other heating device to dry your shoes as it ruins the original shape and form of your shoes.
3. Never use harsh cleaning products like bleach to clean your shoes.

 

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