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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - Boot Disinfectant


Author: Simon Leck
Posted: Fri 6th Jul 2012, 9:53
Joined: 1997
Local Group: Yorkshire Coast
Author: MIke Rayner
Posted: Thu 5th Jul 2012, 21:40
Joined: 1983
I've thought about using a couple of those bags of silica gel you get with electrical goods to completely dry my trainers. Sitting next to the printer at work, there is a ready supply from the boxes of toner. Before I destroy my trainers, has anyone given this a go before? Baking soda in shoes is meant to help with the smell, by the way
Author: John Pennifold
Posted: Thu 5th Jul 2012, 18:26
Joined: 1996
Local Group: London
I always remove the insoles of boots or trainers after use so that both the footwear and insoles can dry thoroughly
Author: Matthew Hand
Posted: Sun 17th Jun 2012, 21:19
Joined: 2001
Local Group: Mid Wales
Sometimes Jane becomes so disgusted at my trainers, that I am forced to take action - or they live outside. It's bacteria, especially on the insoles. I wash well, then spray with (forgotten what) some special shoe/trainer spray. That helps a bit, and then I put them in the freezer for a couple of days. This usually kills the bacteria properly, but you may be forced to put them in a sealed plastic bag first!! Matthew.
Author: Armorel Young
Posted: Sun 17th Jun 2012, 16:41
Joined: 1999
Local Group: Sherwood
At the risk of not answering the question that you asked, it's perhaps worth mentioning that trainer-type walking/running shoes are only reckoned to be good for about 350 - 500 miles - which means that by the time you've trained for a 100 and done it, it may be time to think about replacing them.
Author: Bill Lancashire
Posted: Wed 6th Jun 2012, 18:11
Joined: 2003
Local Group: South Wales
Does anyone have any tips for disinfecting walking shoes without causing them damage?.

Even after soaking and scrubbing the ones I used on 'The 100' I'm sure I can still smell them when I get within 100 yards of them :) .

Bill.

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