Today we celebrate World Running Day which is held annually on the first Wednesday of June. So we thought this would be the perfect time to share our top tips for looking after your Nike Blazers and prolonging their life! If you’re stuck asking when to clean Nike Blazers, how to wash Nike Blazers, how to make your Nike Blazers last longer we have the answers!
1. BE CONSISTENT WITH CLEANING
Leaving your shoes in a dirty state can reduce the quality of the rubber used in the sole and it contributes to a buildup of bacteria that you ultimately take along with you everywhere you go. If you run daily, you’ll avoid deep cleaning after every run as your sneakers may not dry in time for your next run. This is why it’s important to understand your running routine and schedule in when you’ll clean your shoes. We’d suggest your deep cleans occur when you have a rest day and do a proper deep clean to keep them fresh. Our Basic Kit will do just the trick and will work on most running shoe materials. Another way to practice good hygiene with your Nike Blazers is to use our Sneaker Wipes. They’ll be perfect for quick spot cleans after a run and will prevent heavy dirt from setting into your shoes. These are particularly handy if you have to jump into your car after a trial run to avoid spreading any dirt or dust.
2. DON’T USE THE WASHING MACHINE
You should never put your Nike Blazers in the washing machine. It drastically reduces the holding capacity of the glue which can cause the shoes to tear apart and may break down the mesh and stitches. This will result in your Nike Blazers either falling apart or a noticeable reduction in support when you run.
3. TAKE CARE OF BAD ODOR
There’s nothing worse than smelly shoes! Over time there will be a buildup of bacteria that will start to cause a bad smell. In order to protect your nose and to make sure your feet feel fresh when you run we suggest using our Odor Protector. This solution will eat away at the source of the smell and not just mask the smell. After a run simply spray your inner soles and the inside of your shoes with Odor Protector and leave to dry.
How to Clean Nike Blazer
We got our hands on some worn Nike Blazers to show you the best way to clean them and protect them. We used our Basic Kit which contains our Sneaker Cleaner and Premium Brush to remove stubborn dirt. Then we used our Leather Care to protect and nourish the leather.
Use our Premium Brush to dry brush off any dirt and dust on the sneaker. This will make cleaning easier! Then remove the laces as we will clean them at a later stage.
Since the sneaker comprises of two different materials; suede and leather, we will tackle the sneaker in two parts. First, spray Sneaker Cleaner on the suede areas making sure not to over-saturate the material. Then use our Premium Brush and scrub in one direction to remove the dirt. Over-saturating the suede may damage it, so apply caution here. Once the suede areas are clean, spray Sneaker Cleaner around the leather sections of the upper. Dip the brush into a container of water and start scrubbing in a circular motion. A foam will start to form and the dirt will be removed. Lastly, spray Sneaker Cleaner around the soles of the sneaker and scrub a wet brush with some force.
Wipe the sneaker down with a microfiber towel and set aside to dry.
While your sneakers are drying you can tackle your laces. Cup the laces in the palm of your hand, spray Sneaker Cleaner onto the laces and start scrubbing between your hands. Dip the laces into water and continue to rub together. Ring the water out of the laces and set aside to dry.
Once your sneakers and laces are dry, replace your clean sneakers in preparation to protect them. Apply our Leather Care to a microfiber towel, and lather onto your sneakers. Apply only to the leather sections. And that’s how you get your Nike Blazers looking fresh again!