You should worry about timely care of your cleats in order to use them as long as possible and not to lose cleats’ qualities over the years.
Here are some tips:
- After the game, loosen the lacing and pull out your feet effortlessly, it will help to maintain the shape of the cleats and lace holes.
- First of all, you should remove pieces of mud, grass and dirt from the sole and the top of cleats. To clear out any dirt that may be clumped between your studs use a popsicle stick or screwdriver.
- Remove laces and insoles (provided they are removable). Put them in the washing bag and wash in your washing machine with a laundry detergent. With clean laces your cleats look like new, and a clean insole will help keep cleats fresh.
- Make a mild soap solution and start to clean your cleats, both inside and outside with the soft material – a sponge or a cloth. Stubborn stains can be cleaned with an old toothbrush.
- Rinse the cleats off to remove all of the suds and soap.
- Finally, you should completely dry your cleats. It’s better to dry cleats indoor. Don’t use direct sunlight, hairdryers, or place them next to a radiator to dry, because it may damage your cleats.