Thursday, August 30, 2012

How To: Dry Wet Cleats

Rain celebration at WFDF World Jr Ultimate Championships 2012 (by Vaclav Pachta)
Cleats are important. Dry cleats - if needed - are even more important. Here's what I have learned on drying wet Ultimate cleats.

Step 1. Take your cleats off (true; they dry better that way.)
Step 2: Wipe away any mud and remove the insole, if possible.
Step 3: Loosen the laces of the cleats.
Step 4: Cram the ends of a something absorbent (crumpled newspaper, bunched-up paper towels or a rolled-up towel) into each cleat. Push all the way down into the toes.
NOTE: Don't overstuff! Prevent cleats from getting stretched out.
Step 5: Tighten the laces & tongue down.
Step 6: Wrap each insole in the absorbent material.
Step 7: After an hour, check on the drying cleats & replace with new absorbent, as necessary.
Step 8: Repeat step 7 as needed.

RELATED CAUTION: Never leave wet SOCKS overnight in your Ultimate bag or in the car! Wash those stinkers immediately or put them in well ventilated area (outside).

[THX to: online method & instructions]

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