The first 'bang' 💥 of the Nocturnal Trail de Vauban last Saturday the 13th of January 2018. .
After this salvo of musket shots there was a blast of a 17th century canon and bengal fire. .
When you look at the pictures, such as the other photos of the start of the Nocturnal Trailrun I posted a few days earlier, the 25KM of Vauban was like going to a 17th century battle through muddy fields at night. .
My trailrun shoes are telling the same story.. It was quite a battle 😁😉.. . .
A frequently asked question amongst runners and on social media like Facebook groups, is how the best clean your running shoes after a muddy battle. .
Ask the question to several runners, you'll probably get different answers. .
Even the 'advice' to put them in the washing machine, wash them under the shower, in bath, or even dish washer... Please don't ! .
Putting ordinary sneakers in the washing machine.. . .
Maybe the shoe will get nice and clean with the smell of roses of your laundry, but it's the worse you can do for the shock absorption in especially running shoes!
Also to dry your shoes nice and warm near fireplace or even on top of radiator.. Please don't ! .
The best way - in my opinion - and many other runners, is to let the shoes dry. Just with the dirt and mud, let it dry. .
After that, you can clean the shoes by brushing them off.. With a brush... Not your tooth brush ey ?!😉. .
The shock absorption of your shoes, or like I to call it as former car racing driver, your 'suspension', will thank you by staying longer with you. .
So my answer would be the following: please clean your running shoes by brushing them off. . . . . .
Photo start of the Nocturnal of Vauban: Ville de Gravelines / Olivier Soury . . .
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