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 Post subject: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:22 pm 
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How should you clean your climbing shoes?


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:58 am 
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Warm water, mild soap and a small brush (toothbrush). Make sure that you dry the shoes properly afterwards and do not put them in the sun to dry.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:01 pm 
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Great. Thanks so much


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:05 pm 
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washing machine on a gentle cycle also works well


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:23 pm 
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Only if your shoes are synthetic. If they are leather you'll destroy them!

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:40 am 
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I take mine with me into the shower and give them a good scrubbing with an old hairbrush, inside and out, with no soap (for the shoes, always use soap for yourself). Give them about a week to dry out.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:59 pm 
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Justin wrote:
Warm water, mild soap and a small brush (toothbrush). Make sure that you dry the shoes properly afterwards and do not put them in the sun to dry. This is the best way of doing it. I hope that helps, and if there are any other questions, you can post them here again.

Why do you say not to put them in the sun to dry? will it break down the material?


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:16 pm 
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The heat can cause the soles to peel/detach.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning shoes
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:28 pm 
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Only a problem in SA!

Shoes can be cleaned, new one on me? I was once asked to put my shoes somehwere else after taking them off during a comp, the smell was bothering people.

Spit and a rub with the palm usually does it. :wink:


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