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Can You Wash Ski Boot Liners? (Explained)

Can You Wash Ski Boot Liners

Ski boot liners can get pretty stinky, especially if you don’t take proper care of them. Which might lead you to wonder if you can just wash the boot liners.

Turns out, you can wash ski boot liners – and it’s actually not that difficult. It’s as simple as popping them inside a mesh bag and throwing it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with some mild detergent. Then, let them air dry. Easy peasy!

Washing your ski boot liners will help to remove any built-up sweat, which can lead to bacteria growth. Not only is this bad for your liner, but it can also lead to foot odor

In this post, I’ll walk you through how to wash ski boot liners, how to dry them and how to deodorize them.

How to Wash Ski Boot Liners

Generally speaking, most people don’t wash their ski boot liners on a regular basis. However, if you want your feet to keep warm and dry on the slopes, you must clean them regularly.

Plus, washing your liners will help extend the lifespan of the ski boots. By removing any dirt or debris, you can be sure that your liners will stay in good condition for seasons to come.

How to Wash Ski Boot Liners

Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to wash ski boot liners, but remember to always follow the manufacturer’s directions.

  • Remove your boots‘ lining and brush away any dirt or debris. Loosen the boot laces and take the lining out to accomplish this.
  • Simply place the liners in a mesh bag and machine wash (not recommended) them in warm water on a gentle cycle.
  • You can also hand wash them in a sink with mild soap and warm water. You can use a soft brush to scrub away any dirt or grime.
  • Once the liners are clean, let them air dry. Boot liners should not be dried in the dryer because the dryer could damage the lining material. (more on this later)
  • You can then put them back in your boots after it’s dried and that’s it!

In a nutshell, that’s how you clean ski boot liners. Let’s now talk a little more about drying ski boot liners.

How to Dry Ski Boot Liners

One of the most important steps of cleaning your ski boots liners is making sure they are properly dried. Wet ski boot liners can be uncomfortable and can cause your feet to sweat. They can also lead to foot odor. Yuck!

There are a few different ways you can dry your ski boot liners, like air drying them but the best way is to use a boot dryer. 

Check our great guide on how to choose the best ski boot dryer here.

Boot dryers are specifically designed to dry ski boot liners quickly and effectively. They work by circulating air through the boot liner, which speeds up the drying process.

If you don’t have a boot dryer, you can also try using a hair dryer or a space heater. Just be sure to keep the dryer on the low setting, as excessive heat can damage the boot liner.

Quick tip – You can also stuff your boot liners with newspaper to help absorb the moisture and make them dry faster.

How Do You Deodorize Ski Boot Liners?

Okay so you just cleaned your ski boot liners and went skiing but after a long day of skiing, you are greeted by a rank smell of the boots AGAIN!

Should you wash them again? Not necessarily. Instead you can just deodorize them. 

There are a couple of ways to deodorize your ski boot liners and keep them smelling fresh.

One of the best things you can do is to take them out of your boots after each ski day and let them air out. You can also sprinkle some baking soda inside the liners to help absorb any moisture and odors. 

How Do You Deodorize Ski Boot Liners

Another way to deodorize ski boot liners is to place them in the freezer overnight. This will kill any bacteria that are causing the odor. 

You can also deodorize ski boot liners by placing them in a bag with some dryer sheets. The dryer sheets will help to absorb the odor.

If you’re still having trouble with smelly ski boot liners, you can try using a deodorizing spray or powder. These products are designed to kill bacteria and absorb odors.

However, it is recommended that you wash your liners regularly with mild soap.

Bottom Line

Ski boot liners are designed to keep your feet dry and warm while skiing. However, after a long day on the slopes, they might become rather dirty and stinky.

So the next time you take off your ski boots, pop out the liner and give it a wash. Your feet (and your nose) will thank you. If for any reason you can’t, at least deodorize them. 

By following these simple steps and tips we outlined, you can keep your ski boot liners smelling fresh all season long.

FAQs

Can You Machine Wash Ski Boot Liners?

The good news is that you can machine wash ski boot liners, however it is not recommended, because there is a chance that machine washing can damage the boot liners. If you plan on machine washing them, make sure to set the machine to a gentle cycle.

Can You Wash Salomon Ski Boot Liners?

Salomon ski boot liners are washable, even at home. Simply take them out of the boots and throw them in the washing machine. Use a moderate cycle and a light detergent. Allow the liners to dry before replacing them in the boot.

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Lisa Hayden-Matthews

An avid Skier, bike rider, triathlon enthusiast, amateurish beach volleyball player and nature lover who has never lost a dare! I manage the overall Editorial section for the magazine here and occasionally chip in with my own nature photographs, when required.
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