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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when cleaning your favorite performance tennis shoes

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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.

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About tennisdiva619

I am a tennis-loving journalist who has decided to make it my job to find the best information on the web relating to tennis products and supplies. Gathering this information for your convenience can save hours of weeding through product endorsements and gimmicks (hours that I myself have had to endure). I have interviewed owners and manufacturers, including, but not limited to: Jill LaCorte of Cortiglia, Liz Waggoner of 40 Love Courture and Lynne Burns of Maggie Mather. I will continue to seek out owners, designers and manufacturers of all the top names in tennis and share that information with you here.

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