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how do you guys clean your boots? i been wearing my motocross boots on a few trips now in sun/rain etc and they're starting to smell BADLY! they are now to be kept in the garage or so i'm told anyhow! anyone tried them in machine? but i'm worried about damaging the machine!
they're only 4 months old! i was in morocco october sweating in them! back to britain where they've been soaked and been off road where they've been soaked with smelly water! now they smell a bit and i dont want to change them as they're in goog knick but the interior fabric/spongey bit smells.
Might sounds like a crazy idea and always check with the better half first lol.. but chuck smelly boots and gloves in a freezer inside a plastic bag of course.. and leave for at least 48 hours..
Detergent etc will kill and remove the skin cells and sweat secretions that are the food for the bacteria that eat them and cause the smell, but can damage some types of boots.
Freezing them will destroy the bacteria if frozen for sufficiently, but be careful to remove any plastic armamanets/buckles etc you can and don't try flexing them till they have warmed up again or you will get brittle fractures.
A mate has to do this regularly with his kidds cubbley toys as she is majorly alergic to dust mites and asthmatic.
If your boots are ultra smelly, then a possibley a swill out as above and then total dry out and then a freezing might help. I don't recommend trying to freeze them unless you dried them out as water expansion will damage the boots.
Hope that helps..
PS works on smelly gloves a treat..
thanks for your replies.
i was thinking of swilling them out with a soap/detergent but sometimes there are some great easy tips on here that you just dont think about! obviously i'm not the only one with smelly boots looking at the number of views this thread has had! but the only one brave enough to admit it!!!!
YOU WIMPS thanks guys
After washing them inside get a pair of old tights from the missus, tie a knot half way down each leg and fill them with kitty litter. Dangle the legs into the boots and leave overnight. It dries and deoderises the boots a treat.
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