You’ve got a decent pair of boots and you want to keep them in good condition, but the question we are often asked is how to keep them clean, here is how we go about it.
Best Way To Clean Your Muddy Football Boots?
First off we try and bang most of the mud off as soon as we get off the pitch, if you can’t just bang the boots against a wall, first put them inside a plastic shopping bag and then bang them against a wall, this will dislodge a lot of the mud and it will just collect in the bag.
Now you either leave them to dry completely before cleaning them with a brush, the dry mud can often be easier to get off, it really depends how dirty they are, if they are really covered you may find you need to wash them in water too.
After years of using different brushes and toothbrushes that have never been made for the job, along comes
In general, soap and water might be enough to clean your boot, perhaps together with a toothbrush to clean around your studs, however, a tool specially designed for such a task may prove to be very useful for extending the life of your football boots, especially as regards a top-end pair. Personally we wouldn’t use soap on our boots and you don’t need to with the Tyger Paw, just that and some water will get them clean.
Take out the laces from the boot, it will help you clean the boot more effectively and you can soak the laces in the sink, to get them nice and clean before replacing once the boot is dry.
The TygerPaw has tough wedges that will remove chunky bits of turf; whilst the multi-purpose dimples help get in between the studs and fine scrubbers reach the hard to get to spots. You can always just use a toothbrush to get that hard to remove mud off, but once you’ve used the Tygerpaw you’ll appreciate the difference. You probably won’t be wanting to do a full clean that often, but to keep them looking good a quick once over with the brush will give you great results.
Either dip the TygerPaw in a bucket of water every time it gets dirty or you can wash you boots by a running tap, just try not to get the inside of your boots too wet unnecessarily and watch out for splashes from the bristles on the brush, you’ll end up with little specs all up your arms from the mud and you’d be best wearing something you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
You’ll be impressed at how quickly and easily they clean up and yes, that is the same boot as in the first picture at the top the page, cleans up well!
Once you’ve cleaned your boots, some scrunched up newspaper inside each boot will help them dry them out, but avoid placing the boots over direct heat (like on top of a radiator) as the heat can damage the glues in the boot and effect the shape of the soleplate, reducing the life of your boot.
Please also remember to clean your boot bag too, as if you forget to do that, you’ll be put your nice clean boots away in to a dirty bag!