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guitarfreek92

preventing stinky skates

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alright i recently purchased missions and my old skates i only had for two years and they absolutely reeked. what are some good things to do to help prevent this from happening.

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Take them out of your bag when you get them home and dry them out.

Put them in front of a fan or vent to get air circulating through them.

If your feet sweat bad, pull the insoles every time.

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Take them out of your bag when you get them home and dry them out.

Put them in front of a fan or vent to get air circulating through them.

If your feet sweat bad, pull the insoles every time.

well that what i did with these except use a fan i just put them outside. even took the insoles out

What kind of socks are you wearing?

i usually wear the bauer core socks. even though they are a bitch to get on

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Then I'm guessing the fan is the trick. Think about how little normal room air circulates into the toes.

A boot drier would be even better (even unheated) because the tube can carry air down into the toe and leave room for air exiting.

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I use a blow dryer on cool. The best blow dryers are the professional tapered tube units that blow a LOT of air. It doesn't have to be your girl friend's (or your) $200 Chi, just something that blows lots of air.

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I usually take them out when I get home and pull the insoles out. Then stand them up-side down so any moisture is pulled away from the wheels/chassis and leave them in front of a fan over night. No smell or problems so far.

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I usually take them out when I get home and pull the insoles out. Then stand them up-side down so any moisture is pulled away from the wheels/chassis and leave them in front of a fan over night. No smell or problems so far.

I do that too but good god they stink. Never had an issue with any other pair of skates so I'm guessing it's the liner in the makos.

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the best luck I have had is when I was hanging my skates upside down and spraying them with some vinegar to kill the bacteria, but I haven't been doing that since the flood happened, however I am buying a rack system and will continue doing this again. you get a light vinegar smell but its better than some of the stank I was having before.

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