Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Rock Climbing and Bouldering Shoes When You Are Outdoors

Step 1: Prepare the Rubbing Alcohol Solution

Start by mixing rubbing alcohol with a small amount of water. The solution should be diluted enough to avoid damaging the shoes. Once you have the solution ready, use a toothbrush to gently scrub away any dirt or grime from the outer part of the shoes.

Step 2: Brush the Shoes

Using a soft brush, carefully clean any discolored areas caused by sweat or dirt. It’s also essential to clean the rubber parts to keep them sticky. Use a paper towel if necessary.

Step 3: Spray the Shoes

Fill a spray bottle with the rubbing alcohol solution and lightly spray the inside of the shoes. This will help to kill any bacteria or odors.

Step 4: Air Dry the Shoes

Hang the shoes in a well-ventilated area and let them air dry completely. Avoid using heat sources like a hairdryer or direct sunlight, as they can damage the material. Allow the shoes to dry completely before wearing them again.