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Keep Your Football Boots Fresh: How to Kick the Stink

Could your stinky football boots clear a stadium? If so, you’re not alone. Foot funk is common among football players, but fear not… With a few simple tips and tricks, and a not-so-secret shoe deodorising product, you can kick the stench and keep your boots smelling fresh all season long, just like the Premier League pros.

Clean them regularly: Keeping your football boots clean is essential for preventing odour buildup. After each game or practice session, remove excess dirt and mud from your boots with a brush or damp cloth. And don’t forget the inside – bacteria thrive in dark, damp environments.

Dry them properly: Wet boots are a breeding ground for mould, bacteria, and everything that causes nasty smells, so you need to dry them thoroughly after each use. Remove your insoles and laces, then stuff your boots with newspaper or paper towels. Better yet? Use a pair of our rapid-drying Active Mineral Moisture Absorbers to speed up the drying process, without the need for heat or electricity.

Rotate your boots: If you have multiple pairs of football boots, rotate them regularly to allow each pair to fully dry out between uses. This not only helps prevent odour buildup, but also extends the lifespan of your boots by reducing wear and tear.

Store them properly: When you’re not using your boots, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. Avoid leaving them in your gym bag or locker for extended periods, as this can trap moisture and promote bacterial growth.

Fight the funk the easy way: Yes, you should clean your boots, dry them, rotate them and store them correctly. But if you want to stop the stench in its tracks and have the freshest feet on the field, you need our Original Shoe Deodorisers. Fragrant, moisture-absorbing, and specifically designed to combat extreme odour, they’re your secret weapon to save your funky football boots. 

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, taking care of your football boots is essential for peak performance and comfort. Follow the above steps to keep your boots fresh, dry, and odour free, and focus on what you do best: dominating on the pitch, just like your favourite Premier League or FA Cup stars.

Add Boot Bananas to your regular football boot maintenance today and kick the funk down the pitch!

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