One doesn’t always have to clean their roller skate boots. If one has to clean it only a few times, they might not know how. We’ve put together a list of some of the safest and best ways to clean roller skate boots after a lot of experience with different types of skates.
If you want to know how to clean roller skate boots, think about the materials first. Leather boots should be cleaned with a damp cloth and a leather conditioner, then dried with a towel. Do not use a wet cloth to damage leather. Clean vinyl boots with a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust, then let them dry.
For more information on how to keep your skate boots fresh, read on below. We’re going to talk about the things to think about when you clean different types of boots.
Things to think about when you clean roller skate boots
- Skate boots are usually made of leather or vinyl, but they can also be made of rubber. There are a lot of different kinds of leather, such as pigmented smooth leather, suede, aniline leather, nubuck, and waxed leather. Leather skate boots need more attention than vinyl ones.
When the weather is wet, it is very important to clean your boots (especially leather boots) more often than when the weather is dry.
- How Often You Wear the Skate Boots
If you skate a lot, you should clean your skate boots every three to six weeks.
Roller skate boots: how to clean them
Roller skate boots can be cleaned in different ways depending on what kind of material they are made of.
Clean Leather Skate Boots:
Leather skate boots need more attention than vinyl ones. As long as they are taken care of, they stay comfortable and can last for a long time. Leather tends to show scars and scratches more quickly than other materials.
Use a soft shoe brush to get rid of dirt and debris. If the leather isn’t cleaned very well, don’t rub it very hard.
- Take the laces off and clean them on their own. You can tie them with a mesh and put them in the washing machine, or you can hand-wash them.
- Wet a cloth. Rub it on some mild soap, like Otter Wax Saddle Soap, to keep your saddle clean. Wring the cloth. Make sure not to use a wet cloth because a lot of water can damage leather.
To get rid of dirt, gently rub the skate boot surface along the grain of the leather.
- Wipe down the surface of the boots with a clean, damp cloth to remove any soap from the leather.
You should also check your roller skate wheels for debris, and if they aren’t clean, take them out and clean them with warm soapy water. If they are broken, you should buy new ones.
Place the skate boots in a cool, dry room to dry. Avoid putting the boots near a heater or in direct sunlight, because that could cause them to crack, shrink, or change color.
- You may also want to apply a leather conditioner to your boots with a soft cloth to protect them from things like water, snow, mud, and more. A Silicone Shoe Saver is also a good idea to keep the inside of the boots dry.
How to Clean Suede Roller Skate Boots
Clean both the inside and outside of your suede boots with a damp cloth. If you do this, then you should let them dry naturally in a cool and dry place.
If the suede boots get wet but not dirty, don’t put them near a heater to dry them faster. People don’t want their skate boots to be damaged by the heat, because the suede material will start to age too quickly.
Step by Step
Make sure the skate boots are dry. Before you clean your boots, make sure they’re completely dry. Suede, which is a type of leather, is very water-sensitive, so you should only clean them when they’re completely dry. If you splashed your boots with dirty water, follow the steps below.
Make sure you get a suede brush that comes with a kit like this one. When you clean suede, you need to use a special brush because it has a lot of soft grain.
- Gently brush the boots to get rid of the dirt that has built up on them. Avoid going back and forth. Instead, brush in one direction over and over again. This will make the boots look newer.
It’s possible to use the suede brush to remove the scuff marks in any direction. These steps help to raise the suede’s grain, which had been pushed down by the skates during the long runs.
A pencil eraser or an eraser that comes with this kit can be used to remove stubborn marks from the boot. Make sure you apply a little pressure and keep going if the marks are hard.
This is the last thing that you should do before you clean your suede skate boots. You should spray them with a suede protector that comes with the cleaning kit you used above. This will leave a layer of protection on them. This will also keep more stains and marks from getting on the surface
- you need to lightly wet the whole skate boot with the suede brush. Avoid putting the boots in water because water can change the color of suede, but when used correctly, it can remove stains.
- Use a dry, soft cloth or sponge to soak up or dry up the extra water. Dab the boots gently until the suede leather is evenly wet and there are no visible water stains on the leather, then dry them off.
When the amount of water was a lot, put some dry paper and shoe trees in the boot. The dry paper will take the water out of the inside of the boot. Shoe trees will help the boots keep their shape. Avoid colored paper because the ink can get into your shoes.
At least for a day or two, put the boots in a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight or heat. The water will dry up.
Once the boots are dry, vigorously rub them with the suede brush in all directions to get the grain back in the right place.
Remove the laces or the velcro on wet suede boots, open the boots, and let them air dry. This will stop the growth of organisms that like wet and hot places. It will, in turn, keep bad smells away.
Remove the insole and check to see if the plates are still attached to the skate boots. If you have already taken apart your roller skates, this will be a great time to do this. If they aren’t tight enough, you should tighten them so that you can keep skating and stay safe.
Cleaning Acrylic Boots Steps
Brush the boots with a soft brush to make sure they are clean and free of debris and dirt.
Remove the laces.
- Choose a good suede cleaner, like Angelus Easy Cleaner. I usually use this one to clean my suede. I like that it comes in a set with a good cleaning brush and a Microfiber Towel that you can use to clean things.
The fourth step is to put some Angelus Easy Cleaner in a basin and stir it around.
The bristle brush should be dipped in the cleaner and then tapped off to remove any extra cleaner.
6: Gently swish your brush around the suede boots in circles to get them to shine.
- Dip again and reapply if you need to.
You can wash the brush with water and let it dry. Then you can use it to rub the abrasive on the surface.
After Angelus cleaned them, the boots were almost dry again.
- Use paper towels to wipe down the plates when you clean them.
Dry them in a cool, dry place away from heat or sunlight.
Angelus Water and Stain Repellant, which isn’t required but adds a nice look and protects my boots from the weather, is one of the things I like to do after my boots are dry. Spray at least twice to get the best protection.
- Tie the shoelaces and have fun on the road, then.
Most types of roller skate boots should be kept out of a lot of water because water can damage leather and other materials. If you want to skate, you should only do it in dry places and not outside during the rainy season.
The material used to make the skate boots should be known before anyone cleans them. This way, they can choose the right way to clean them. Dry dirt isn’t very hard to clean off most skate boots because it mostly involves brushing off or rubbing off the dirt and the stains. Most manufacturers have special instructions on how to clean the boots, so it’s very important to read the manual.
However, some special dirt, like oil or unknown dirt, needs to be cleaned by a professional. This is because sometimes you need to use special tools or materials, like a nail brush or even cornstarch, to get the job done right. If a boot has an oil stain, cornstarch is usually put on it and brushed off in the morning. There are some things that can damage your expensive boots if you don’t use them right. When you skate, wear a helmet and have fun!