How to Clean Your Soccer Shoes -

Uploaded by SoccerProVideo on 03.10.2012

Hey soccer fans, this is Matt from
Now, today we're in the SoccerPro gear box. Now this is the area of the store and the
internet site where we take care of the shoes, clean up our own stuff and
generally maintain all our own equipment.
Now I'm bringing you today some super secret tips and some interesting techniques
to keep those soccer shoes looking sharp and clean on the field.
Now there's nothing we can do about the smell, but at least you're going to look great on
on the pitch if you follow these easy methods.
Well first up, we're going to talk about some things that really you shouldn't use or
do to your soccer shoes.
Now what I've got in my hands here is a steel wool pad.
Really not so great for soccer shoes. The steel wool is just too abrasive
for leather
or synthetic especially with your higher end soccer shoes. The modern synthetic
leathers are so thin that this is really going to scrap them down, take the color
off, just make them look not that nice at all. Along with these
we've also got
a typical cleaning pad. Now again you get these in any grocery store, hardware store
or pharmacy and
as you can see it's got two sides. Now this white side is nice, soft, foamy.
This is okay for wiping scuffs off of soccer shoes,
but it's really not the best thing.
this blue side is very abrasive and again it's going to strip the color off the shoes.
It's really going to damage the leathers, especially with the new synthetics on the
and it's really not something we can recommend.
So one product we really do recommend for cleaning soccer shoes is this:
the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Now the Magic Eraser is great because it'll work on either synthetic or
leather soccer shoes and even on the high end Mercurial Vapors, the F50 adizeros
or anything with the thinner synthetic. It's not going to damage it at all
so if you've got a dirty pair of shoes I really do recommend going out and
picking up a box of these. Now I like this one in particular because its the Magic
Eraser select-a-size and it comes in three different sizes. Now you can break off
whichever size you want, either small, medium or large
and if you just get them a little bit wet with a bowl of water, like we're going to
demonstrate here in a second and just run them over the surface of the shoes.
You don't even have to press that hard. They will just take the dirt right off. Now,
I really recommend this product but the strongest recommendation is probably showing
you how to use it so i'm just going to clean a pair of soccer shoes for you here and walk you
through the process.
So as you can see here, we've got a collection of boots from all of our
players here in the store
and we've got some Nike CTR306 Maestris, some Tiempo Mystics, some Puma
evoSPEEDs, two pairs of Vapors
and some old school Total 90 Laser III's.
They're all great shoes but as you can see they're a bit dirty and a bit
worn so we're going to clean up a pair for you today of both the leather and the
synthetic to show you how to do it.
Alright, so as you can see we've got a pair of beautiful white Mercurial Vapor VIII's right in
front of us here
so what you're going to need to start planning these is one pair of shoes,
dirty, which you've got right here,
a little tub of water, you can use a bowl, whatever you got your house
and your Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Now as you can see,
torn a piece off here.
So what you do, just dip it in the water, get a little wet and squeeze it out
and what you're going to want to do is just run it over the surface of the shoe
and don't be afraid to push too hard to get into those nooks and crannies, those
Then every once in a while just rinse it out.
As you can see the dirt just literally runs right off of it, I mean it's really
amazing how quickly they get cleaned.
And if you use the corners to really get into these nooks and crannies, that's very
helpful too. As you can see the dirt just comes right out of there, and pretty soon
you've got a clean toe on your shoe.
Now to get under the laces, we do recommend you take the laces out.
The laces are actually hand washable in the sink, just wash them with some dish soap.
That'll let you open up the shoe, get on the tongue with the Magic Eraser and really
keep keep these shoes looking sharp and clean for years.
But, let's move on to some leather ones and show you how it works on those too.
Alright, now what we've got out this time is the Puma evoSPEED 1 K.
Now these are leather, they're kangaroo leather all over the top here.
So this is going to let us see how it works on leather and how to clean the leather ones.
You also want to keep them looking nice, so
exact same process. Take the Magic
press it to the toe.
Don't be shy.
Just give it a rinse every once in a while. Don't worry if your water starts to get dirty.
It's a good thing.
Now I've already done a pretty thorough job cleaning up one of these so I'm just
going to go ahead and show you that chunk right there where we've been cleaning it
and then this is the other boot and as you can see it's really come on a
lot compared to the other one. Because if you look at the two of these together I mean man,
what a difference.
It's just completely different. It almost looks like a new shoe but I know that
Mason will be happy that we've cleaned his shoes and other than that it's a great product.
I really recommend Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
We really recommend it as a product to clean your shoes and the Mr. Clean Magic
Eraser is what we use so it comes highly recommended.
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