Smelly shoes are decidedly the rule rather than the exception. Not only are they hard on the nose, smelly shoes are a sign of bacteria, the leading cause of athlete's foot. While it is important that you replace running shoes every 300-400 miles there ways to clean shoes more often.
We get asked often if hand washing or machine washing sports laundry is more effective. The truth is, the trick for how to remove body odor from clothing and get your laundry as clean as possible, immersion in soapy water is just not enough. Your sports laundry actually gets cleaned through agitation, when laundry rubs together. Meaning machines do a better job the more clothes you have in the washer as they bang around during the cycle. However, when it comes to running shoes this has to be avoided. Putting shoes through the spin cycle will break down the cushioning that is vital to preventing injury.
As such follow these handy tips to keep your shoes cleaner:
In short - how to remove body odor from clothing? Wash with multiple items to get a nice sudsy clean. How to wash your running shoes? Let them dry out in the sun if they are wet, and if you HAVE to wash them, take out the soles and wash them alone on a delicate cycle.
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