11Sep

How To Clean And Disinfect Correctly Textile And Leather Shoes To Prevent Foot Fungus

A lot of people wash the sport shoes in the washer, and they are very trilled that they look like new. But not only sport shoes have to be washed and cleaned on the inside. All the footwear has to have the same cleaning treatment.
Leather shoes, boots, heels and so on have to be cleaned from inside-out. Disinfection helps you to get rid of the unpleasant feet smell, and protecting you from foot fungus, one of the most persistent and unhealthy dermatological conditions.

How often you should wash your textile shoes

Sneakers, running shoes or any textile footwear is easy to wash, and you should do it at least once a month.
Many new technology washers have a special footwear program, and if they don’t, just wash them in the washer to a delicate washing program.

If you want to wash them manually, soak your shoes in warm water and conditioner, and then wash it with a laundry detergent for colored clothes, where you’ve added salt and vinegar to get rid of the sweaty feet smell. Vinegar also destroys much of the bacteria responsible for foot fungus.

How to disinfect leather shoes

And leather footwear should be disinfected inside. It’s not recommended to be washed in the washer, because you will destroy the leather. Leather footwear can be disinfected with alcohol, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or chlorhexidine.

Remove the insole and wash it, if it is made of textile. If is made of leather, wipe it well with water and vinegar, and let it dry.

Inside, you can disinfect your shoes or boots with water and vinegar (in equal proportions), or water with rubbing alcohol. Use a clean sponge and tampon inside the shoe, but be careful not to drain too much water inside of the shoes. After cleaning thoroughly the inside, sprinkle baking soda inside, and let the shoes dry until the next day, and then use the vacuum cleaner to vacuum the powder inside.

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