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Now that you have spent the money to get just the right shoes, how do you make them last?
Throwing a pair of expensive tennis shoes in the washing machine may seem like a great idea if your only goal is to get the shine back in your shoe. But some shoes can slowly fall apart in under the rough treatment of the spin cycle. There is a difference between synthetic and cloth shoe maintenance, knowing what kind of care your tennis shoe needs can increase the life of your investment tenfold.
Once the shoes are clean, do you throw them in the dryer? I sure hope not. Proper drying is vital to the life of your tennis shoe. Paper towels and a warm dry place with plenty of ventilation is the best method.
What about shoe cleaners and conditioners? Do you use them? Might want to think about it, if you don’t.
Storing your shoes properly can be the deciding factor when trying to remove that lingering odor. If you have properly washed and dried the shoes, there shouldn’t be an odor left. But in between washings, storing tennis shoes in a cool, dry place with a sprinkle of baking soda can rejuvenate your shoes and have them smelling factory fresh when you need them next.
Thinking about keeping your high performance tennis shoes clean on the court should not be foremost on your mind. So rest easy, get your focus back on the ball and read this quick article: Tips for Tennis Shoe Maintenance.Related articles