How to Wash Tennis and Athletic Shoes

Athletic shoe wash

What is the best way to wash your tennis shoes? This article will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to properly clean your sneakers. As someone who loves wearing her running shoes, I know that they can get pretty grimy after just a few weeks of wear. There are several ways to clean them, but most require some time and effort.

These methods include using dish soap or other detergent and scrubbing them down by hand or machine washing them in the sink or in the washer. One thing you should never do is put your sneakers in the dryer because it will ruin them. provides information about tennis racquets, shoes, and other stuff. 

Choose from one of these methods depending on how much time you have available for cleaning up those dirty kicks.

The Way to wash your tennis shoes

1. Use a bucket

If you are like me, you have been to the store and purchased a pack of paper towels only to find that they were too thick for your needs. I always seem to need more than one sheet at a time because water leaks out from between my fingers when I try to clean up spills on my counter tops. The next time this happens make sure you grab a bucket before grabbing the paper towel.

2. Fill the bucket with water and add dish soap or laundry detergent

Dish soap is a household item that you can use to clean dishes, clothes and more. It also has many other uses around the home. One such use for dish soap is in this experiment where it’s used to connect two containers of water together. 

In order to do this, fill one container with water and add dish soap or laundry detergent (any kind will work). Add some food coloring if desired then pour it into the second container. The mixture should form an unbroken connection between the two containers as long as there are no leaks in either container’s bottom. This may be a fun way for your child to explore how liquids react when they come into contact with each other.

3. Place the shoes in the bucket to soak for about 15 minutes

Washing your feet every day is good for you. It’s also a great time to soak and clean your shoes. The best way to do this is by using a bucket of warm water with a few drops of soap, so that the dirt on the shoe can be cleaned off without much effort. But before we get started, it helps if we know how often you should wash your shoes. 

If you work out at the gym three times per week for an hour each session, then it’s recommended that you wash them once per week. If not, they should last about two days or until they start to smell bad. And, when you’ve a pair of water resistant shoes from a brand like “Loom Footwear”, you can be rest assured that any amount of water cleaning cannot do any harm to the fabric or material. It is because such waterproof sneakers men or women are made from multi-layered fibers, which is technically speaking a ‘H2-Go Layer’ that is a breathable knit material, designed to let moisture escape.

4. Remove Your Shoes from water

Remove your shoes from the soapy water and rinse them with tap water. Wash them properly, you can also brush them to clean it very well. 

5. Apply a leather conditioner after they are completely dry

The leather cleaner and conditioner that you use will depend on the type of leather. It is important to read the instructions thoroughly before applying it to your item. You can also research different brands online or at a shoe store to find one that works for you. Apply a leather conditioner after they are completely dry, as this protects them from water spots and dirt accumulation.

6. Clean your laces

It can be difficult to keep your laces clean. The best way is by soaking them in soapy water and then hanging them on a clothesline or drying rack.


Keeping your shoes clean is an important part of maintaining their life, just as the same applies to maintaining the original air force 1. To keep them looking new and smelling fresh, wash them with a bucket and soap or laundry detergent, then rinse off the soapy water, hang to dry outside in the sun until they’re completely dried out. 

Once you have done that apply a leather conditioner for extra protection against wear and tear. Finally, if you want to save yourself time cleaning laces every day try soaking them in soapy water first before hanging them on the clothesline overnight. 

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