How To Wash Tennis Shoes

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					Tennis Shoes Cleaning Tips
Tennis shoes, which were earlier designed exclusively for Tennis, are now extensively used for other sports activities such as running, basketball and
jumping.


In the beginning tennis shoes were simple in their look with no designs on them, but with this rapid changing fashion era, now many styled and
uniquely designed tennis shoes brands are available. Not merely restricted to sport activities, now people prefer to wear the latest branded tennis
shoes for just about anything. The new age tennis shoes give ultimate comfort and are a symbol of latest fashion statement too.


Even though meant for strenuous physical exercises, the tennis shoes are delicate and are prone to daily wear and tear and frequent laundering. The
worse thing is, once even a slight wear and tear happens; it can not be repaired unlike leather shoes. Considering the costliness of the tennis shoes,
extensive care is required for them to last longer. This article talks about a few maintenance tips on how to take care of your tennis shoes.


Regular cleaning is a must:


Dirty shoes can not only decrease the longevity of your tennis shoes, it also emits one of the worst smells in the world. Hence regular cleaning is
mandatory. There are few tricks on how to clean your tennis shoes. You can opt for a quick wash if the outside of your tennis shoes are dirty while the
inside soles don't smell bad.


At first, brush off mud or any other loose dirt with the help of a brush. It`s a daunting task to remove the scuff marks and other stubborn stains on the
rubber soles. Make a solution of comet cleanser and tap water scrub off the marks with the help of any old toothbrush after dipping it into the solution.
Finally rinse the soles with water.


There are many types of shoe cleaners, washing liquid and liquid bleach available to clean any strong stain the upper part of tennis shoes. Use a soft
toothbrush to apply the cleaners onto the tennis shoes surface and clean them well with tap water. Then wipe the tennis shoes well and dry them out
in the direct sunlight. The sunlight helps deodorize the insoles and keep them smelling clean. It also helps maintaining the whiteness of your tennis
shoes.


Thorough wash in washing machine:


It`s a good idea to go for a thorough wash of tennis shoes once in a while and washing machines are best for this purpose. A thorough wash will let go
for all the horrible smell of your tennis shoes. However there are a few points to remember while washing your favorite tennis shoes in washing
machine. They are summarized as follows:


* Always wash tennis shoes with warm water.


* Make sure to remove the laces and insoles of tennis shoes before washing so as to prevent them from tangling up in the agitator of washing
machine.


* It`s a good idea to use soft towels along with tennis shoes before putting them onto the washing machine tumble. The towels provide them a sort of
cushion support while tumbling.


* To prevent the rubber soles of your tennis shoes from making marks on the drum of your washer, you can opt for mesh bags. These mesh bag also
prevent your shoes from rubbing each other.


Drying is equally important:


After cleaning, it`s always recommended to dry the tennis shoes with a clean and dry towel. Opt for white porous paper for next phase of drying but
before drying, make sure to remove the shoe pad, or sock-liner from your tennis shoes. Sunlight is best for drying. Also you can dry your tennis shoes
in a well-ventilated area at room temperature.


These simple tips will help you to preserve your expensive tennis shoes for a longer period.


About the Author
You can have access to portuguese articles about tennis shoes from page www.polomercantil.com.br/tenis.php Roberto Sedycias works as IT
consultant for www.polomercantil.com.br


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