Cotton/Cloth Laces

Supplies Needed:
A bowl of hot water, liquid laundry detergent, toothbrush, cloth

  1. For cotton, cloth laces prepare a bowl of hot water and 1-2 oz. of detergent. Mix detergent completely into warm water
  2. After removing laces from shoe, submerge into soapy water and let soak for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Remove laces from detergent and water and use both hands to rub the solution deeper into the laces, creating some friction between your hands
  4. Lay laces out and scrub affected areas with a toothbrush
  1. Wash laces off under sink with warm water until all soap is removed
  2. Pinch fingers together on either side and laces and pull through fingers to let water drip into sink
  3. Set to dry for 1-2 hours outside in sun

Leather Laces

Supplies Needed:
A bowl of hot water, saddle soap, medium/firm brush, cloth

  1. For leather laces, set aside a bowl of warm water next to a tin of saddle soap
  2. After removing laces from shoe, brush any residue off with firm brush
  3. Dip brush into water then into saddle soap then work into a lather
  4. Lay laces down on workspace and scrub all sides with brush and saddle soap
  1. Wipe off saddle soap with clean cloth, towel, or paper towel
  2. Use damp clean towel or cloth to wipe off any remaining soap
  3. Set aside and allow to dry for 2-3 hours

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