washing cleats?

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by flashgordon0123, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. flashgordon0123

    flashgordon0123 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    i just got my new cleats out on the pitch for practice today, and of course it rains and they get totally muddy, if i put them in the washing machine, but don't put them in the dryer, say i just air dry them, will that be bad for them, by the way they are puma v1.06's and i love them


  2. AHCL20

    AHCL20 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Don't put them in the washing machine or the dryer unless you want to wreck them.

    The thing is Puma v1 is notorious for picking up dirt. I had a pair of the white ones and I know.

    Try soaking them in warm water, and use a cloth to try to rub away the mud/dirt.

    I have heard others who tried to use solvents or some chemical to 'restore' their v1 to the original spanking clean state, but I couldn't be bothered to go through all the hassle.
  3. kaitster

    kaitster New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I can't really help with v1s since I've never owned a pair, but in general, at least with my boots (predator pulse/absolute), I use a toothbrush to clean them off, and a TINY bit of oxyclean hinted water if I need to.
  4. erictheking

    erictheking New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    I usually wash them in the showers after the game.

    Then it's someone else's problem if it blocks the drain.


  5. Todge

    Todge New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Location:
    London
    my white Legends came back form the first day out absolutly caked!! i banged as much off as i could on the ground, then kind of scraped what i could off with the handle end of a toothbrush and then just gave them a good wipe down with a cloth and warm water. the only thing wrong with them now is that the laces are still brown but i can ure that with a wash.

    a cheap pair of trainers i put in the washingmachine the other day came out sparkling, but i wouldnt do it with anything even moderatly expensive. best just to clean the mud off every day and maybe put the laces in the washing machine once in a while.
  6. Skizz

    Skizz New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    --other--
    Haha, I know the problem. I just wash my boots in a bucket of warm water with some random shower gel, then dump the water on the front lawn afterwards. :)

Share This Page