Take care of your soccer shoes and they will take care of you. Yes, if you clean your shoes after playing that will last a lot longer.
When you first get a pair of soccer shoes make sure you polish them. This is to soften the leather so you’ll get better touch and feel on the ball, and to make them water resistant.
Is it a good idea to soak new soccer shoes in water when you first get them?
If the shoes are really stiff, then the first time you wear them, it’s ok to get them a little wet, but make sure you place newspapers inside the shoes after you wear them and polish them when they’re dry. If you soak the shoes they could become over stretched, so it depends upon how tight the shoes are and the type of leather. Don’t place the shoes in direct sunlight or they could crack as they become over dried.
Here’s a quick run down of some of the key soccer shoe care tips. If you’re a serious soccer player then you’ve got to have a good pair of shoes, so it starts with buying a quality pair of shoes and not a heavy or inflexible shoe.
Shoe Care Tips
Shoe Care Don’ts
Learn more about purchasing soccer shoes in our Soccer Gear section.
Benefits of Kangaroo Leather
Negatives of Kangaroo Leather:
A good pair of soccer shoes nowadays can cost over a hundred dollars, that’s why it’s even more important to take care of them. If you do take care of them they can last for a number of years, if you don’t, you’ll have to discard what might become a favoriate pair of shoes earlier than you wanted.
EXTRA: Kangaroo leather has been in the spotlight recently for the way hunters are killing kangaroos. At times, the hunters are killing other species of kangaroos that are endangered or killing other animals indiscriminately. It’s good that this has been brought to the attention of the industry and steps are being taken to ensure that animals are treated fairly.
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