In order to maintain your golf clubs, you take meticulous care of cleaning them regularly especially if you are in the game and the same goes with your golf shoes. Don’t just throw them in your car and let them stay there for a while and only clean them when the next game is near. Not giving your shoes enough attention will not make them last for a long time.
Your shoes are significant investment and when you take care of them properly they will last for many years. Although there are several tournaments that don’t require wearing golf shoes, your shoes can help a lot in giving you total control of your game and make sure you maintain that control until the end.
Cleaning your Shoes
In cleaning your shoes, you need to prepare first all of the things you will need like rag, shoe brush, leather polish, microfiber towel, cleat wrench, golf cleaning tool, and replacement cleats.
Scrub the outsoles of your shoes using your golf cleaning tool’s brush part. Carefully and thoroughly remove the grass, dirt, and other debris that were caught in your shoes. If the debris is deeply embedded, try to remove it using the sharp end of your cleaning tool. Be careful when doing this to prevent damaging your shoes. You can also dab some water to the outsoles to soften the dirt so you can remove it with ease.
While you are in the game, you can wash your shoes using rag and warm water with a bit of soap after each round in the game. Use a microfiber towel when drying your shoes. Cleaning your shoes at the end of each round can prevent accumulation of grass, dirt, and pesticides and can make cleaning your shoes easier at the end of the game.
It is a good practice to occasionally polish your golf shoes to help them keep or restore their luster. It is prudent to choose a shoe polish of the same color as your shoes. Follow the instructions for application that can be found on the label or packaging of the shoe polish. Buff your shoes and keep them in a dry place.
Check the cleats of your shoes after every few rounds because it is typical for some cleats to be replaced after a few rounds especially the plastic ones. Usually, soft cleats last up to 10 to 15 rounds depending on the kind of ground you walked on. If you need to replace the cleats, unscrew them using a cleat wrench and screw the new cleats on. You are now ready to face the new challenge.
If your shoes are saturated with water during the game, then it is best to stuff them with newspapers or rags right after the game. Leave the rags or newspapers in the shoes to absorb the water or moisture. You may need to replace the rags or newspapers when they become soaked.
Do not dry your wet shoes using a blow drier or heater because doing so will only damage the material of your shoes and affect the overall appearance and form of your shoes.
It is also recommended to put wooden or plastic shoe trees in your shoes when not in use. Shoe trees can help maintain the shape or form of your shoes.
Give your golf shoes enough attention and you will get the most benefit out of them. Let them render you proper service by taking good care of them first. Your shoes are not mere tools for you to use whenever you need them; they are your partner in getting the victory that you deserve.