How To Care For Snowboard Boots

Last updated 14. January 2019


So you may be at the end of your holiday and by this time your snowboarding boots are probably quite dirty from all of the snowboarding that you have been doing, or even because you’ve been using them as regular boots as well.

You may think that cleaning them at the end of the holiday is the best thing to do because each day they’re just going to get dirty again anyway. However, this is the wrong thing to do, and you should normally care for them each day if you want them to last a long time. Not only this, but it can make your day uncomfortable if you are walking around all day in soaking wet snowboarding boots. It will also make your feet freezing, which could even put you in quite a bad mood.

So how do you dry your boots after you’ve finished using them?

You can either dry your boots using boot dryers, which are very handy and you simply do this by placing your boots onto the dryer. These will then warm up your boots, and this will dry up all of the water and the moisture. Not only this, but it will also give you warm boots in the morning so your feet can be toasty before you head out on your day of snowboarding.

However, if you don’t own a boot dryer, then the best thing to do is take out the inner of the boots, so they are separate and allow them to dry in a warm room overnight. Then by the morning, they should be fully dry.

How do you prevent your boots from smelling?

You’re in your snowboarding boots every single day for quite a lot of hours, so as you can imagine they can start to smell, especially, with the amount of water that may also creep into them. There are certain ways that you can stop them from smelling, and this would be by inserting dryer sheets into each boot after they are dry. This will leave a lovely scented fragrance in your boot, so they will no longer have any foul smells.

Step-by-step of cleaning your boots:

The outsides of your boots are just as important as the inside. You should want to take a lot of care of them, as you don’t want them to get ruined before the next snow season. Otherwise, it could cost you a whole new pair of boots, and if you’ve already found those perfect ones, then this can be quite annoying. So here’s a step-by-step about how you should clean them:

What you will need:

  • Some warm water
  • Sponges
  • Soft cloths
  • Laundry soap/detergents
  • White vinegar
  • Towel
  1. First of all, you need to remove the inners from the boots.
  2. Put these aside and let some air get to them so it can kill any bacteria that may be growing.
  3. Use either a bath or tub and fill it with warm water.
  4. Put one cup of white vinegar in the water and mix it around.
  5. Add a cup of laundry detergent to the water and mix it in.
  6. Then put the inserts into the bath and give them an intense wash.
  7. If you still find that they still smell after you have done this, then it’s best to leave them in the bath for around 30 minutes.
  8. Then you need to fill a bucket with some soapy water using the laundry soap.
  9. Grab your sponge and start wiping the outside of your boots.
  10. Once you have finished cleaning the outside, you can then rinse it with clean water.
  11. You should allow the outside of the boots to dry naturally.
  12. Then you can take the inserts out of the bath.
  13. Drain the water in the bath and refill it with clean water.
  14. Start to rinse the inserts until there is no more soap left on them.
  15. If you can still smell vinegar, then don’t worry, because this will fade once they are dry.
  16. To get rid of any water on the inserts you need to rinse them by hand.
  17. Reshape them using your hands and lay them on a towel.
  18. Let them dry naturally.

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