Your shoe and boot insoles will become the best insoles if proper care was given to it. Like your shoes the insoles of your shoes also needs attention. Shoe insoles can be used for a period of eight months and can be stretched to twelve. But this time limit depends on certain factors. The life expectancy is on how often they are used, the tension of activity they are exposed to and how well they are being cared for. Frequent usage and exposure to high levels of activity coupled with poor care will limit their usability. Very rare use of the insoles can stretch their usage to several years.
How to clean your insoles?
It is always advisable to remove and dry your boot insoles and shoe insoles, if they have come in contact particularly with moisture or a wet environment. It is important to get rid of trapped moisture as they are a good foundation for bacteria to build on. This also leads to shoe odors being created. Moisture that is trapped in shoes leads to shoes stretching and in a few years they become unusable.
A good way to treat your best insoles is by washing them. Be careful to not use harsh chemicals on the rubber. You could use a mild washing detergent or any other sports detergents to wash the insoles. You can hand wash them and ensure careful handling and washing is a good way to get rid of impurities and sweat that builds.
Frequent checks to your insoles are recommended. You don’t need a professional inspection and judgement but you need to be able to determine if the insoles are getting weary and need replacement. If the insoles become unusable you can replace them, and refrain from continuing to use them, as that will disadvantage the user.
Don’ts for insole care
You can make your insoles for a long period by caring for them in the right manner. You may not be able to use them forever, but simple thoughts will make their use comfortable. A good way to prevent quick wear and tear to your insole is by alternating with another insole. This will also be useful if one insole is wet and drying, thereby becoming unusable.
The delicate rubber of the insoles will get destroyed if you wash them in a washing machine or dryer. Since they functions for heavy loads, your insoles will be beyond repair once you put them in the wash. Insoles should not be exposed to excessive heat. Never attempt to dry them on a radiator or stove.