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How To Clean Your Running Shoes

I was never really a fan of clean rubber shoes.

It started way back when I was in grade school. Whenever I get a new pair, I mask the new shoes by intentionally wiping some dirt on it. You know… just to avoid the schoolmates from noticing it, because if they do they’d be stepping on it every chance they get.

Currently, I have 4 running shoes. 3 pairs are dirty as I don’t wash or clean them except for the soles. 1 pair is new and very very clean.

When I saw my daughter’s dirty rubber shoes I told her, “Why don’t you clean your shoes?”. She answered, “Dad, I only have 1 dirty rubber shoes. You already have 3 and I don’t even see you cleaning them”. Ehurm….

So after a futile attempt from me to tell my daughter to be responsible backfired. Like a grade school student, I began to search the net on how to clean them running shoes.

And here’s what I got:

1. If possible, remove the sock-liner or insole and wash it separately. This will help make the inside of your shoe fresher. Laces can be washed or replaced.

2. Surface dirt such as mud and grit can be cleaned off with an old toothbrush or nail brush, a little warm water and a gentle, anti-grease soap. This should take care of the dirt, and is fine to do once in a while.

3. To dry your shoes, don’t place them near a heating device such as a radiator. Direct heat will alter the shape of the shoe. Open out the shoe and then stuff the inside with kitchen paper or newspaper. The paper will absorb the dampness inside the shoe. A shoe takes about twelve hours to dry out.

Alrighty then… It’s time to put those words into action…

Be right back, I have 4 dirty rubber shoes to clean.

3 is mine, 1 is my daughter’s. Ehurm…

Categories: Shoes, Tips
  1. August 10, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Ayot! Puwede pasabay na rin sa paglinis 'yung sa akin?! Hehehe. 😀


  2. August 10, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Ehem, nice punch line 🙂

    Buti nabanggit mo masama ilagay ang rubber shoes near a radiator. I think a lot of people put their damp shoes at the back of the refrigerator.


  3. August 10, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Doc E
    sayang… next time… next time, gagawin ko nang business ito. =D

    idol, i think it makes sense din not to put the shoes kung saan medyo mainit. lalong mali yun ginagawa ng iba to dry their shoes under the sun. =D


  4. August 10, 2009 at 5:04 am

    waah ngayon ung shoes ko nakabilad sa araw.. wait tawag lang ako sa bahay…

    ako din hindi rin ako fan ng malinis na rubber shoes pero sa converse ko lang sa running shoes nakakahiya bka paghubad ko ewwww =D


  5. August 10, 2009 at 5:30 am

    wow, bagong layout =) kaya lang di ako masyado kita sa picture. ang laki kasi ni marvin at bryan. kaya parang saling-pusa lang kami ni tito caloy hehehe =)


  6. August 10, 2009 at 8:07 am

    ayos! malamang luto na yan! =D
    what do you mean by ewwww? as in the smell ba? wala pa naman ganun sa kin. hehehe! if ever magkaroon, it's time to change the shoes. =D

    next time bro, sa harap ka dapat pwesto. =D


  7. August 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for the advice for cleaning sports shoes… I have so comfortable running shoes!!


  8. Anonymous
    April 15, 2012 at 8:56 am

    first time ko magawi dito. don't know if it's my eyes pero parang lumulutang yung red fonts 😀


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