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Sparring Foot Gear: How to Maintain and Care

Sparring foot gear is one of the essential things. That every practitioner should have. Not just to avoid foot injuries but also, to the overall performance. And to ensure the longevity and performance of your foot gear, you should follow best practices. In order to maintain and care for your gear. In this article, we will give you some tips. To help you maintain and care for your sparring foot gear. 

Sparring Foot Gear: Clean after each use

The normal or everyday shoes that we wear can sometimes be low-key. Meaning, we can just use it and take it back to our shoe cabinet. But with sparring foot gear, it is different and high maintenance. Especially when taking care of. Regular cleaning is essential to remove the dirt and odor from your sparring foot gear. Wipe down the surfaces with a damp cloth. Or use a mild soap solution to clean the gear thoroughly. Ensure that the gear is completely dry before storing it. To prevent the growth of bacteria. Or mildew.

Air dry properly

After cleaning your sparring foot gear, the next important step is to dry it. By doing this, you are allowing your foot gear to air dry naturally. It is important to have it dried naturally. To maintain the shape and fit. And also maintain breathability. In addition, you should also avoid exposing your foot gear to direct sunlight or using heat sources. Like dryers as high temperatures can damage the materials. Proper airflow and ventilation help also prevent odors and maintain the integrity of the gear. Lastly, if you are in a hurry and you want to use it, consider using your spare foot gear. In cases like this, it is important to have not just one sparring gear. 

Use deodorizing products

Deodorizing products are also very common when it comes to sparring gear. To keep your sparring foot gear smelling fresh, consider using deodorizing products. These can be in the form of sprays, powders, or inserts specifically designed to neutralize odors. One thing to keep in mind when using deodorizing products for your sparring foot gear is to always follow. The instructions are provided and only apply them as needed. 

Replace when needed

Sparring foot gear, especially shoes will eventually wear out. Due to regular use other reasons. That is why it is important to always check the condition. Of your shoes. If there is a need for replacement, do not hesitate to do it. Because if you don’t do it, it will only cause harm. Or injuries, which is not a good thing when doing any kind of martial arts. Sparring gear, like shoes, should always provide adequate support, protection, or traction. Worn-out gear can increase the risk of injuries and compromise your performance. 

You can prolong the lifespan by following these practices for maintaining and taking care of your sparring foot gear. And ensure that they continue to offer the best performance, protection, and hygiene. So always check this list when using your footwear and when doing/practicing martial arts. 

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