Washing sneakers to remove soil and odor is easy. Most sneaker owners are nervous about doing it. They don’t want to ruin them. In fact, manufacturers are often very vague when describing cleaning guidelines. They have a good reason not to tell you how to effectively clean them. They would prefer to sell you another pair.
Athletic shoes of all sorts need to be cleaned more often then dress shoes. Sweat, soil, oil, and bacteria build up and cause premature wear. So you need to clean for appearance and smell by removing the dirt, grime, and pollutants that lead to premature replacement. Runners, cross-fit, skateboard, MMA, and all team sport players all need to be able to clean their footwear.
So how is it done? You can do it by hand in your kitchen sink or using your washing machine. What you need is the right product. OdorBalance® has developed a 2 step Offense/Defense Gear Wash that is great for cleaning sneakers. It’s first step cleans out stains and odors and then it protects the shoe from future staining and odors. In fact it will make the next time you clean your sneakers even easier.
How to wash sneakers without ruining them
- Step 1: Use 2oz of Offense/per gal of water to wash by hand in sink or use 4 oz in detergent dispenser
- Step 2: Use 2oz of Defense/per gal of water immediately after step 1 then air dry or use sneaker shelf in dryer with low heat.
- Make sure you fully dry your sneakers before next use.
Restore, Protect and Maintain your stuff using OdorBalance
Summertime just adds sweat to the shoes you wear everyday. It doesn’t matter whether they’re flip-flops, sandals, slip-ons, sneakers, or running shoes; Summer puts them to the test. In the hot, sticky weather of summer, it doesn’t take long before any kind of footwear can smell awful.
Odor-proofing your stinky summer shoes has never been easier. As soon as you purchase your favorite shoes, OdorBalance has a product for you. It protects your expensive footwear from odor that’s typically associated with a nasty combination of sweat, soil, body oil, and bacteria.
If and when your footwear becomes overwhelmed with pollutants, clean them out and restore them using OdorBalance 2-step Offense/Defense Gear Wash. Use it in you washing machine or clean them by hand in your mop sink. It’s easy and effective! Once you try it, you’ll be a life-long believer. But don’t take our word for it! See all the testimonials on our website. Restore, protect, and maintain your apparel, gear, and footwear with products specifically designed to keep you odor free!
OK, goalies for any sport have to wear extra protective gear. This gear can build up a bad equipment odor, but that shouldn’t mean goalies have to smell worse than any of their other teammates. For years the stink was just an accepted part of the sport. Well let me tell you something coming from 25 years in the cleaning industry: If it smells bad, it’s not healthy. Cleaning requires removal of unwanted pollutants. A spray just can’t do that.
OdorBalance has developed a 2-step gear wash to combat this problem of equipment odor. OdorBalance Offense/Defense Gear Wash is just what the doctor ordered for your pads, gloves, and protective gear. You don’t have to believe us… Read below what Cara said about our new cleaning system. Once you try it, you’ll want to tell everyone you know, too! It works!
I must say that at first, I was a bit skeptical about your product, but on Tuesday night I washed all of my goalie equipment. I had no idea just how dirty my equipment was and I am proud to say that it no longer smells. I had washed it and aired it out plenty of times, but it always still had a slight “funk” to it, and after wearing my equipment two or three times, it smelled terrible again. After using your product, it no longer has a “funk”. I haven’t played in my equipment yet, but my next practice is on Sunday, and I plan on keeping you updated on the equipment’s smell. Thank you so much giving me OdorBalance to try!
P.S. I will be telling my teammates about OdorBalance!
I had emailed you about two months back and I just wanted to update you. I haven’t washed my equipment since I emailed you last and I’m very happy to say that it still does not smell. I have told quite a few people about your product and all of them seemed interested.
The cost of cleaning active wear and other clothing is rising. Anybody that’s been shopping recently can see it. Of course you have to shop for the best price, but the popular products still command a premium price tag.
Sequestration has hit all families in one way or another. In an effort to cut costs, the military has begun cleaning and restoring used gear. Families all across America are beginning to maintain their sport and fitness gear, apparel, and footwear with products that are specifically designed to clean and protect from odor.
Some companies are even building in or making clothing that resist against odor formation. The problem is that it wears away with use. So cleaning and protecting with premium specialty products in the same wash cycle is a new innovation that lasts for up to a whole season! Long-lasting OdorBalance products build barriers against odors typically associated with bacteria, mold, and mildew. You’ve got to try this technology. Cleaning active wear has never been easier.
If it isn’t cleaned with a premium brand sport wash detergent or gear wash, your expensive sports equipment just won’t last as long as it should. You need to remove smelly odors or you’re just running around in your own self-made cesspool of sweat, soil, and unwanted pollutants. Stink is not cool.
Get the funk out with OdorBalance® eco-friendly products the right way the first time. Clean and protect your boots, sneakers, high performance apparel, and gear. Your stuff will be healthier for it. The noses of your friends, co workers, and teammates will be happier also!
Cleaning sports equipment is easy if you have the right products to do it with. Most odor products or services do one of 2 things:
- treat only the surface
- neutralize or mask the odor
The real solution to control the pollution is to “clean” gear by completely removing the causes of odor. Clean is defined as free of unwanted matter. It is not only the right thing to do it is healthier for your gear and those who use it.
Odor is caused by:
So whether you are at a ball game sweating in the sun or playing on the field, the right cleaner can make all of the difference. OdorBalance® has developed a line of products designed for cleaning sports equipment. The LaundryPro is a premium detergent sport wash for high performance apparel that helps to restore the breath-ability of high tech fabric. Offense /Defense 2 part gear cleaner can be easily used in your HE washing machine, on tour , in the field or in your kitchen sink. Overtime spray can odor proof your footwear, tactical gear or uniform. All of these products provide long lasting barrier of protection from odor’s causes.
The increasing need to be clean and free from odor causing pollutants is sweeping the nation. Sweat all you want but keep it clean, healthy and odor free. Restore, Protect and Maintain your gear, apparel and footwear!