How To Clean Climbing Shoes?

Can you wash climbing shoes?

You should never wash your climbing shoes in the washing machine. Laundry detergent can do a lot of damage to the rubber outsole, the leather upper as well as the laces. If that doesn’t do the trick, you may need to start wearing socks with your climbing shoes.

How do you clean smelly climbing shoes?

Stank Treatment

  • Spray Those Suckers. Climbing gyms spray their rental shoes with antiseptic sprays (like Lysol) to help discourage future bacteria growth.
  • Take Them to the Laundromat.
  • Give Your Shoes a Bath.
  • Grab the Charcoal.
  • Try Dryer Sheets.
  • Power Through with Powder.
  • Let Them Breathe.
  • Make Shoe Popsicles.

How do you wash climbing shoes in the washing machine?

Tips: use cold/warm water, low spin, mild detergent (aka no bleach) put the shoes in a pillowcase to avoid the rubber hitting the walls of the machine and make sure the laces/velcro is undone or very loose so the water can get in the shoe.

How do you dry rock climbing shoes?


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