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Is It OK To Wash Ski Boots?

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I just read through numerous "boot funk" threads and none really answers this question.  Is it or is it not OK to wash the liners?

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Depends how you plan on washing them.


Most would say, if you get it a little damp, no harm there, they get damp when you're skiing anyway.  If you're going to actually soak them maybe a different story.

 

I'd start first with just a can of  lysol or equivilant disinfectant spray from the households aisle and see how that works for you.

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Left them out in the sun for three days and the smell is gone (it was so bad I didn't think that vinegar/lime/pinesol/febreeze... would help).  I'll have to remember to air them out after each day of skiing.  Will stuff a few Bounce sheets in 'em for the winter.

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Left them out in the sun for three days and the smell is gone (it was so bad I didn't think that vinegar/lime/pinesol/febreeze... would help).  I'll have to remember to air them out after each day of skiing.  Will stuff a few Bounce sheets in 'em for the winter.

:)

glad you solved it.   if you're going multiple ski days, maybe worthwhile to look at getting a bootdryer.  The Hot toe-males style dryers that are pretty compact (dryguy, but there are a lot of rebrands of the same thing) 

 

 

Smells are caused by bacteria.  Bacteria is caused by dampness.  

 

The febreeze/vinegar/lime probably would only cover up the smell; that's why i suggested lysol or disinfectent to kill off the bacteria-works for the bowling alley.  

 

Also, doesn't hurt to take a high standard on personal hygiene and really soap up  and wash your feet to reduce bacterial load  there after ski days (and before next ski day).

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