Keeping Your Black Adidas Cleats Clean
After using your black Adidas cleats for a soccer game, it’s necessary to clean them appropriately. Cleaning your cleats will help maintain their quality and prolong their lifespan. Here are some tips to keep your Adidas cleats clean:
- Remove Dirt: Use a brush, damp cloth, or a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean away dirt and grime from your cleats’ surface. Make sure to remove all the dirt and debris from the grooves and crevices of your cleats. Use a soft-bristle brush or toothbrush to avoid scratching or damaging the cleat’s material.
- Avoid Heat: Do not expose your cleats to high temperatures. Avoid drying them in a dryer or using a hairdryer on them. High heat can damage the materials used in your cleats’ design and weaken the bond on the sole.
- Air Dry: After cleaning your cleats, air dry them for 24 hours. Place them in a well-ventilated area. Do not store them in direct sunlight or near a heating source as this may cause discoloration and shrinkage of some of the materials.
- Apply Leather Conditioner: Leather Adidas cleats need to be conditioned after cleaning to prevent cracking and brittleness. Apply a leather conditioner to your cleats to keep them soft, supple, and flexible.
- Polish: Use a clear polish or black-colored leather polish to give the cleats a final gleam after conditioning. However, avoid applying a colored polish as this can cause discoloration to your cleats’ surface.
Before storing your cleats, ensure they are dry and put them in a shoe bag. Avoid putting other objects on top of them or placing them in a cramped space, as this might deform their shape.