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Cleaning and maintenance of the shoe

cleaning shoes

Cleaning and maintenance

The techniques used shoes for any sport in particular should be viewed just as the technical accessories for all purposes and therefore it is important to dedicate a part of your attention to the care and cleaning of the shoe. Too often we forget that what we have to walk it cost a lot, sometimes, and that a technical shoe should not be used indiscriminately to do whatever we want to pretend that last a lifetime. The composition of the technical material of the shoes is quite complex, there are vulcanized with other media materials that compose it, we note that damping systems, variable-density midsoles and thermoplastic substrates, we remember above all that the uppers made ​​for us just to breathe is very sensitive these characteristics. We received an email from a reader who thank you, which makes us the market today that there are very valid products to keep your precious clean shoe as:
-- A shoe that offers sanitizing sanitizing action against bacteria and odors.
-- Universal shampoo that allows total cleaning of the upper, without calling them then washing machine.
-- The puligomma, which allows for special needs to clean the rubber sole, and in particular the board.
In short, if you had my hands on a motion of exemplary value as the new Yamaha or Ducati Valentino Rossi would you do motocross? I think not! Even if the bike has cost a lot, however, was not designed for that use. The same goes for our precious shoes, often arrives in the store the customer who demands the breaking of a shoe after a short time, does not explain why he paid so much sold Having followed, apart from the possible structural abnormalities, 90% percent of the time where the customer shows us the product we see that the abnormal shoe wear manifests incredible typical of those who raced there, but probably has been training to support the third world war.


So keep in mind that:

The shoe has an average life, depending on usage, ranging in time to nine months and in terms of length is the distance traveled exceeds the critical 1000Km . This does not mean that the shoe after these time limits of space is destroyed, but it means that it loses its characteristics in terms of cushioning and responsiveness, even if aesthetically it seems to be like new will not give the same performance as before. The shoes on race rather, they are very delicate and sensitive and have a duration equal to half the previous ones. The materials they are made shoes can be mechanically very strong, but leave a little heat 'to be desired. The polyurethane or EVA are both sensitive to low temperatures and both the extreme heat as well as the gel. When you bring the shoe to the sea and the sand or on the left regardless bricciolino, temperatures of up to several degrees flared. Ideally the temperature of the shoe should be between 5 and 25 ° C. Another critical element to consider is the cleaning, you should avoid as far as possible in the washing machine (even at 30 ° C) and subsequent drying near sources of heat is not sufficiently shielded or to the direct rays of the sun. The shoes should be washed with cold water by hand and dried at room temperature, if anything, to fresh air. The models are also more technical or removable footbed insole, just to allow the user to maintain good hygiene and hand washing the shoe only when one can not do without. Cleaning the upper: You can wash nylon mesh uppers with a damp cloth and soaked well with mild soap, gently rubbing. It 's easier to clean instead of synthetic uppers, where we can afford a little more aggressive cleaning, for those in the skin, apart from the ban on wash machine, we can always use cold water and mild soap and damp it is advisable to keep it from time time to pass the fat and put the shoes tend to prevent the folds of the Ruin.


The bad odor:

Another problem that plagues some sports is the bad smell of the shoe. Unfortunately for some it is a real tragedy, we find that the insoles in sports shoes are made from synthetic materials and porous, so the accumulation of bacteria or germs is high, when the sweat dries the foot of the plant remains the sole inevitably soaked, this creates a bad odor in the shoe, the insoles with leather or leather being more natural limit excessive heating of the foot and trees are not as porous as the first, so the time that passes before the onset of odor is greater. Today there are many materials on the market that improve the life of the runner, there are creams to apply to feet before and after practice, there are powders that reduce excessive sweating, or you may apply inside the shoe soles of some additional well latex that are responsible, in addition to being easy to clean removable precisely because, particularly to reduce this discomfort. We said that the odor was created by the excessive accumulation of bacteria as we have said before, so first of all we must understand if we did everything possible in the first person so that this problem did not exist, many mothers complain that they smell bad shoes son, but you just take away the shoe for you to understand, even as are the socks, the feet that maybe should not be washed only once a week.... So here it would be advisable to wash them every day before seek other remedies too expensive.