How to keep your cycling shoes box fresh
Our step-by-step guide to keeping them clean and spotless in true pro-rider style.
Start with a deep clean. Mix 1-2 teaspoons of non-bio detergent to warm water and use an old soft toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach suede or mesh. Brush in a circular motion to avoid scratching or snagging suede and soft leather.
Lay tumble dryer fabric sheets inside the shoes to help draw out moisture after cleaning and deodorise them.
Use furniture polish
Spray furniture polish directly onto hard plastic sections of your shoe particularly the ratchet and toe caps. The polish will lift dirt out of scratches in the plastic and reduce the appearance of scuffs. Use a soft cloth or rag to buff out the dirt.
Make the material water repellent
After freshening up your kicks, keep the dirt away. Spray Muc-Off Fabric Protect or Granger's Performance Repel to stop surface water and dirt from sticking to your clean shoes.
Replace laces and Boas
Fresh laces or new Boa dials lift the look of a tired shoe instantly. Remove the laces and either replace them with new white ones or else soak the soiled ones in washing detergent and then place in a garment bag and put in with a hot white wash.
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