How to Clean Nike Free Run 5.0 Shoes for Wear and Tear Protection
Nike Free Run 5.0 shoes are highly popular running shoes, due to their comfort, durability and effectiveness when used for vigorous exercise. If you own a pair, you are highly likely to get the most use out of them, with daily use or by wearing them whenever you are taking a run or working out. This means that it is easier for your shoe to pick up all types of dirt, especially if you are exercising during all the seasons of the year.
The Nike 5.0 is a unique shoe that features a nylon mesh upper made with Dynamic Flywire Technology and a rubber sole. This is all meant to give it better breathability and lengthen its shelf life. It also has a seamless inner body. This presents some challenges when cleaning, as there are different materials on the shoe. The mesh is softer than the rubber sole, and, therefore, the approach to this material should be different. The one thing to remember is that if you want these shoes to last, they should not be put in a washing machine for cleaning. Rather, they should be cleaned by hand, using a simple step by step process which is explained in this article.
Before you begin, you need to have all the necessary materials. These include: –
- Soft Bristled Brush
- Old Toothbrush
- Laundry Detergent
- Garbage Can
- Paper towels
Here is a step by step guide on how you can effectively clean a Nike Free Run 5.0
- The first step in cleaning any shoes is to take off as much dirt from them as possible before they come into contact with soap or water. This becomes particularly important if the shoes are muddy or covered in another dirty substance. So to start, grasp the shoes over a garbage can and gently bang them together to dislodge any large clumps of mud. Ensure that you give them a good shake before you continue.les.
- Next, you need to disassemble the shoes removable parts, as this way they become easier to clean. Therefore, take out the shoelaces and then remove the insoles.
- To clean the laces, wash them in soapy water and hang them to dry. If you find it difficult to wash them well by hand, you could place the shoe laces into old pantyhose and wash with other items in the washing machine.
- Using a soft bristled brush, scrub the insoles with soapy water. Then pat them dry with a towel and air dry them. If you want to neutralise any odors, or get rid of bacteria, sprinkle baking soda on these insoles, shake off the excess and leave in the sunlight for a few hours.
- Remove the remaining dirt from the shoe using a soft bristled brush. This should be used to clean the outsoles. Next, create a light soapy mixture using warm water and a little laundry detergent.
- Using a sponge, apply the detergent mixture to the dirty areas, and gently wipe them clean. Make sure to wash both the inside and outside areas of the shoes. There are likely to be some hard to reach areas where the sponge cannot clean effectively. You can use an old toothbrush to clean these areas, as well as the tongue section of the shoe.
- If you are cleaning white mesh shoes where the white section is badly stained, you can restore it by pouring one cup of white vinegar into a plastic spray bottle and spraying directly onto the stained area. Place the white mesh shoes in the sun for thirty minutes to one hour. Rinse and allow to air dry.
- Rinse the shoes with warm water. Shake off the excess water.
- Now you need to dry your shoes. To start, you should stuff your shoes with dry rags or paper towels. Do not use any newspaper or printed material because the ink can transfer and stain your shoes.
- Set the shoes aside to drip dry. Please note that drying might take a day or more.
- Once all the elements are completely dry, reassemble your shoe with insoles and laces.
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