QUICK MONDAY MORNING RUNNING SHOE CLEANING TIPS A short but potentially helpful article by Lisa Jhung was recently published on Competitor.com, “The Right Way to Clean Your Running Shoes”. Possibly everyone knows NOT to use the washer and dryer for this purpose, but perhaps not, and this tip will save a few shoes from the recycle bin.
Speeding up the drying-out process of shoes that were soaked on a run through a puddle or in heavy rain by placing in the sun is another commonly held “no-no”. In my book this extends to NOT drying them faster near a source of radiant heat as well.
There are additional bits of sensible advice in the article that could potentially save you time and effort and make your runs less stinky. Not mentioned was advice to have a second or third pair to wear while the wet pair is drying out naturally. There are other reasons to have an alternate pair, to change up the forces on your legs, so this would not be the ‘sole’ reason to spend the extra money (pun intended).
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