How to Clean Football Cleats

Knowing how to clean football cleats will not only ensure your uniform looks good, but it will also go a long way towards keeping you healthy. If you know how to clean football cleats you will have improved traction and avoid athlete's foot. Here is everything you need to know about how to clean football cleats.

You will need to gather the following items:

  • Rag or cloth
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Bucket of water
  • Anti-odor disinfectant spray
  1. Knock your cleats together remove excess dirt and mud. The first step in learning how to clean football cleats is to remove the excess dirt and mud that builds up between the spikes on your cleats. Knocking the bottom of your cleats together will remove the larger clumps of dirt and make the cleats easier to clean.
  2. Use a damp rag to get the rest of the dirt off of your cleats. Using a rag soaked in a mixture of soap and water, wipe down the cleats. This step in learning how to clean football cleats should leave your cleats dirt-free. You might have to use some elbow grease to remove dirt stains that have sunk into the cleats, but with a bit of effort you should be able to get your cleats looking good.
  3. Spray the insides of your cleats with an anti-odor disinfectant spray. You may notice that while your cleats look clean now, they still smell fairly unpleasant. That is a side effect of running in them. Spray them with an anti-odor disinfectant spray. This will not only improve the odor of your cleats, but kill the bacteria that builds up inside of them that could lead to athlete's foot. Once you have completed this step, you have successfully learned how to clean football cleats.
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