How To Clean Old Wrestling Shoes

Want to learn how to clean old wrestling shoes? Whether you have an old pair of wrestling shoes in the back of your closet or have purchased a used pair, you can clean them up without too much effort. Read on to find out how to clean your old wrestling shoes.

What you need to clean old wrestling shoes:

  • Basin
  • Warm water
  • Soft cloth or washcloth
  1. Fill the basin with water. Run some warm water and fill the basin with the warm water. Do not add any soap or detergent, as it may damage your wrestling shoes.
  2. Wet a cloth. Dip your cloth in the basin full of warm water, and ring it out. You'll be using the damp cloth to actually remove dirt and stains from the wrestling shoes.
  3. Gently remove dirt. Using small, circular motions, gently rub any dirt and stains off of the wrestling shoes. Do not scrub too harshly as this can damage the wrestling shoes.
  4. Dry the shoes. After you've removed as much dirt as possible, leave your wrestling shoes out in an open area over night where they can thoroughly dry. Dry shoes are much less likely to carry or host infections that you may have picked up off of wrestling mats.

Now you know how to clean old wrestling shoes. It just takes a little time and effort on your part. Most people do not put their wrestling shoes in the washing machine or dryer, as it could harm them. The more dirt and grime you can keep off of your wrestling shoes, the less likely you are to get an infection from them. The best way to know how to care for your wrestling shoes is to read the care directions that come with the shoes when you purchase them so you know how the manufacturer advises cleaning them.

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