Keeping your softball cleats clean is very important. And trust be told it can be a very dirty job. But hey! Someone has got to do it and it might as well be you. So with this brief article I am going to show you how to clean softball cleats the easy way. There is no special equipment or special cleaning solution you need to run out and buy. You really only need three things to get the job done.
Both of which I am sure you have around your house. They would be a dish rag, a scrubbing brush (like the ones used to clean the tub) and dish soap. The first thing you will want to do is go outside in the backyard and bang your cleats together. This will help get some of the hardened dirt and mud off. Once you have done that a few times grab your scrubbing brush and get off the remaining mud.
It might not all come off with the scrubbing brush. The idea is to get off as much as you can. For some, this step might be all they need. However, if your shoes are still really dirty, let them soak in warm water for about 5 minutes. Make sure the water is warm and not hot. Hot water can ruin the shoes.
After the cleats have soaked in warm water for about 5 minutes take them out and place them on a drying towel. Take your damp dish rag and wipe down each of the individual spikes. If there is still a little dirt on the shoe put some dish soap on your dish rag and lather it up a little bit.
Now wipe off any of the excess dirt on the shoe. Rinse the shoe off and do it again if you need to. Never let the soap sit too long on the shoe. It can ruin the material. Now you just rinse and repeat until the shoe is nice and clean. Dry the shoe off with the drying towel and let them sit out overnight. This is needed to ensure the inside of the shoe dries out at well. Now your softball cleats should be spotless.
Try to clean your cleats at least once or twice a week. You don’t want to be out on the field running around with dirty softball cleats on. And what you may not know is dirt can be pretty heavy. So if you let the dirt cake up on your shoe it can drag you down while you are trying to run from base to base or run around in the outfield.
It shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes to clean your cleats. Especially if you clean them on a regular basis. If you don’t let them get too dirty you will never have a hard time getting them clean (reference: http://homerunsoftballbats.com).
And that’s really all there is to it. Follow these simple steps and you will have clean softball cleats in a few short minutes. View more: http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Baseball-Cleats