Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash

Speciality cleaner designed to freshen and deodorise all non waterproof footwear, insoles and footbeds. Easy to use, non-flammable and free from aerosols.

For cleaning sandals and sports shoes
  • Deodorising cleaner for sandals, non-waterproof sports shoes and insoles

  • Cleans effectively and deodorises

  • Extends the useful life of your footwear and keeps your feet fresher and more comfortable

  • Recommended for all types of active non-waterproof footwear, sandals and insoles

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Speciality cleaner designed to freshen and deodorise all non-waterproof footwear, insoles and footbeds. Easy to use, non flammable and PFC free.

For cleaning sandals and sports shoes

Why sandals, sports shoes and footbeds start to smell after use…

Sandals, sports shoes, insoles and footbeds have one thing in common; over time, contact with your bare feet or sweaty socks will lead to a build-up of dirt, sweat and body oils. This leads to bacterial growth and smelly footwear!

Why sandals, sports shoes and footbeds start to smell after use…

If you’re a keen sports person or simply enjoy some active leisure time, your sports shoes are likely to smell bad at some point and the same can also be said for sandals.

Wearing sports shoes or sandals with bare feet will lead to a build-up of dirt, sweat and body oils . This will encourage the growth of bacteria, which cause smelly footwear, especially in hot conditions. The same issue will apply to shoes, footbeds and insoles, even if you’re wearing socks.

Additionally, if sandals and sports shoes are not adequately cleaned, bacterial growth will lead to decomposition of the materials and stitching. This is especially common in natural materials such as leather and cork as they are broken down by bacteria for nourishment, leading to them rotting and reducing the useful life time of your footwear.

Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash is a highly effective cleaner and deodoriser which has been designed and optimised to clean and deodorise all non-waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.

Use Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash when your footwear starts to smell…

Once your sandals or sports shoes have been used a few times and are starting to smell, use Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash to clean, deodorise and freshen. You can use this on all non-waterproof footwear, including sports shoes, trainers, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds to keep them in top condition.

Make sure you clean and deoderise your non-waterproof footwear…

Alternative footwear cleaning products broadly fall into one of two categories; non-specific cleaners or freshening products. Both have disadvantages when cleaning non-waterproof and next to skin areas of footwear.

Non-specific cleaners will remove bacterial build up, but are not designed to provide long term odour protection.

Footwear freshening products will mask odours but fail quickly, as they do not remove the bacteria which cause odour. Additionally these products are often solvent based and flammable.

Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash is a highly effective cleaner and deodoriser which has been specifically designed and optimised to clean and deodorise all non-waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.

For best results make sure you use the right product…

Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash has been specifically formulated for use when cleaning all non-waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.

If you have waterproof footwear use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel to revitalise water repellency and breathability.

How Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash keeps your footwear in top condition…

Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash is a highly effective cleaner and deodoriser which has been specifically designed and optimised to clean and deodorise all non-waterproof footwear, including shoes, sandals and next to skin areas of footwear, such as insoles and footbeds.

Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash removes the build-up of dirt and body oils from non-waterproof footwear, as well as insoles and footbeds, thereby reducing the growth of bacteria which cause odour to build up and rot materials and stitching. This has the added benefit of extending the useful lifetime of treated items.

By handApply Nikwax Sandal & Sports Shoe Wash by hand...
  1. Rinse item with clean water to remove loose dirt and to dampen surface.
  2. Shake well before use. Press brush applicator to break seal.
  3. Apply generously over the area to be cleaned.
  4. If very dirty scrub with a stiff nylon brush (e.g. nail brush).
  5. Rinse well with clean water.
  6. Dry away from direct heat.

Note: Colour may run, test on a hidden area first. For cleaning waterproof footwear use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel.

Allow footwear to dry naturally…
  1. Leave footwear to dry at room temperature.
  2. Paper can be stuffed into the toes to absorb excess moisture; this should be replaced when wet.
  3. Keep footwear away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can cause bonded soles to peel.

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Speciality cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability of all waterproof footwear.

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