Nowadays, people attach great importance to indoor hygiene and cleanliness. With the fast pace of modern society, they prefer to use automatic footwear sanitizing units to deal with shoe cleaning rather than washing shoes manually. Luckily, Glikon is a very professional manufacturer and wholesaler of boot sanitizer machines. Our company can take care of you from this trouble. With this sole machine, people can avoid taking dirt and debris into the indoor area efficiently. Just step onto the machine, then your shoe soles can be cleaned and dried within several seconds. Sounds great, right?

However, people may wonder what kind of shoes can be cleaned through this shoe cleaner machine. Don’t worry, I will share with you some tips about how to clean different kinds of shoes.

1. What Shoes Can be Cleaned by Automatic Footwear Sanitizer Machine?

Glikon’s shoe cleaning machine is typically designed for cleaning the soles of shoes. This shoe machine suits various shoes, including sneakers, sports shoes, work boots, and casual shoes. The footwear sanitizing unit can efficiently remove dirt, mud, and grime from the soles and sides of the shoes. However, it is not ideal for delicate and expensive shoes made of leather, suede, and velvet, which require a more delicate cleaning method. So, you can check Glikon’s instructions and manual before using a sole scrubber on your shoes.

2. How to Clean Shoe Soles with an Automatic footwear sanitizing station?

Cleaning shoes with a footwear sanitizing station can keep your shoes looking clean and fresh. Here are some strategies for how to clean different types of shoes with our machine:

1) Sneakers and Sports Shoes:

Sneakers can be cleaned easily with a footwear sanitizer machine. Just place your sneakers on the machine and turn it on. Before using the machine, read the user manual and follow the machine’s instructions.

2)Work Boots or Industrial Boots:

Work boots can be cleaned effectively with a boot sanitizer. Just step onto the boot cleaning machine and follow the correct instructions.

Attention: Glikon’s footwear sanitizing unit can only clean the soles of your shoes. If you want to clean the upper part of sneakers, industrial boots, and work boots, please use a soft cloth and a brush to gently scrub away dirt and stains. Since the automatic footwear sanitizer machine is so versatile, you can use it as an automatic boot cleaner, cleanroom shoe cleaner, domestic shoe sole washing machine, and bowling boot sanitizer. One investment, but multiple gains.

For more related information, you can also visit this blog: How To Clean Muddy Boots Easily?


3. Tips for Cleaning Other Shoes Without Footwear Sanitizing Unit

Q1:Is It Okay to Wash Climbing Shoes In A Washing Machine?

No, you had better not wash climbing shoes in a washing machine. The agitators in washing machines can cause damage to the delicate materials of the climbing shoes. And the temperature of the water may also affect the glue that holds the shoes together. Instead, you can clean climbing shoes with a soft-bristled brush, mild soap, and cool water. After cleaning, allow the shoes to air-dry away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

Q2: What is the Best Way to Clean White Mesh Shoes?

The best way to clean white mesh shoes is as follows:

  • Remove the loose dirt from the shoes with a soft-bristled brush or clean, dry cloth.
  • Mix a small amount of mild laundry detergent or dish soap with warm water in a bowl or basin.
  • Dip a soft-bristled brush or clean cloth into the soapy water and gently scrub the mesh areas of the shoes. Be careful not to scrub too hard, as the industrial boot scrubber can damage the mesh.
  • If the shoes have stains, you can make a paste using a mixture of baking soda and water and apply it to the stained areas. Stay still for a while, then use a soft-bristled brush to scrub gently.
  • Rinse the shoes thoroughly with clean water to remove all the soap and baking soda residue.
  • To avoid excess water from the shoes, stuff them with clean, dry paper towels. This will also help the shoe maintain its shape while air-drying.
  • Allow the shoes to air-dry away from direct sunlight and heat sources, as direct sunlight can cause the white color to fade over time.

If the shoes are too dirty or have tough stains, you may need to repeat the cleaning process to get them looking their best.

Q3:What is the Best Way to Clean Muddy Leather Shoes?

The best way to clean muddy leather shoes is to use a soft cloth or brush to remove any loose dirt or mud. You can then use a damp cloth to gently wipe away any remaining dirt from the soles and sides. Avoid using too much water as it can damage the leather. If the mud has left stains on the leather, use a leather cleaner and boot scrubber specifically designed for removing stains. Choose suitable boot cleaners, then apply a small amount of the cleaner to a cloth and gently rub it into the stained area. Then, use a clean, damp cloth to wipe away any excess cleaner and allow the shoes to air dry.

Q4: What Would Happen If I Washed Suede?

Washing suede can cause permanent damage to the material. Suede is a delicate surface material that is made from the underside of animal skin, so it is more sensitive to water than other types of leather. If you wash suede, it will likely cause the material to become stiff, discolored, and the surface may even crack or flake. Additionally, suede is absorbent, so washing it can cause it to soak up water and other liquids, leaving permanent stains. If you need to clean suede shoes or clothing, I would recommend using a specialized suede cleaner and following the product instructions carefully.

Frequently Asked Questions about Footwear Sanitizing Unit

Q1: What are the Boot Cleaning Systems of Glikons Automatic Shoe Sole Cleaner Machines?

The most common cleaning systems include brushes, water jets, and sprayers. Some models may also use disinfectant solutions and UV-C light to sanitize the soles of the shoes. The brushes on the machine can be made of different materials, such as nylon, horsehair, or other synthetic fibers. The shoe sanitizer machine can be designed to move in multiple directions to clean the soles effectively. The water jets or sprayers help to loosen any dirt or debris present on the soles of the shoes, while the disinfectant solution and UV-C light help to kill any germs or bacteria that may be present.

Q2: What About the Delivery Time of the Footwear Sanitizer Machine?

The delivery time depends on the ways of shipping and the distance from our boot sanitizing station factory. Please submit your contact information and delivery address when placing your order on the website.