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The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Adidas Ultra Boosts

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Adidas Ultra Boosts

Adidas Ultra Boosts are renowned for their comfort, style, and performance. However, keeping them looking fresh and clean can be a challenge, especially with their knit upper and intricate design. Whether you use them for running, workouts, or casual wear, maintaining your Ultra Boosts is essential to prolong their lifespan and keep them looking new. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to effectively clean your Adidas Ultra Boosts using Refreshed Shoe Cleaner products.

Why Clean Your Ultra Boosts?

Regular cleaning not only preserves the aesthetic appeal of your shoes but also ensures they remain functional. Dirt and grime can degrade the materials over time, and accumulated sweat can cause unpleasant odors. By cleaning your Ultra Boosts, you can:

  • Extend their lifespan
  • Maintain their performance
  • Keep them looking stylish
  • Prevent odor buildup

What You’ll Need

Before you start cleaning, gather the necessary supplies. For this guide, we recommend using Refreshed Shoe Cleaner products, specifically designed to care for your footwear.

Refreshed Shoe Cleaner Products:

Additional Supplies:

  • Warm water
  • A small bowl or container
  • Toothbrush (optional for detailing)
  • Paper towels

Step-by-Step Cleaning Process

Step 1: Prepare Your Shoes

  1. Remove the Laces: Take out the laces from your Ultra Boosts. This allows you to clean the entire surface area of the shoe and prevents the laces from getting tangled.
  2. Brush Off Loose Dirt: Using the soft brush from the Refreshed Starter Kit, gently brush off any loose dirt and debris from the shoes. Pay special attention to the midsole and outsole, where dirt tends to accumulate.

Step 2: Clean the Laces

  1. Soak the Laces: Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a few drops of the Refreshed cleaning solution. Place the laces in the bowl and let them soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. Scrub the Laces: After soaking, use your hands or a toothbrush to scrub the laces, removing any dirt or stains. Rinse them thoroughly with clean water and set them aside to dry.

Step 3: Clean the Upper

The knit upper of the Ultra Boosts requires gentle care to avoid damaging the material.

  1. Prepare the Cleaning Solution: In a small bowl, mix a few drops of the Refreshed cleaning solution with warm water. Dip the soft brush into the solution.
  2. Scrub Gently: Using the dampened brush, gently scrub the knit upper in circular motions. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this can damage the fabric. Focus on stained or dirty areas.
  3. Rinse and Wipe: Dampen the microfiber cloth with clean water and wipe down the upper to remove any soap residue. Avoid soaking the knit material, as excess moisture can lead to deformation or discoloration.

Step 4: Clean the Midsole and Outsole

The midsole and outsole of the Ultra Boosts are made from durable materials but can become stained or dirty with regular use.

  1. Scrub the Midsole: Using the soft brush, apply the cleaning solution directly to the midsole. Scrub in circular motions to remove dirt and stains. For stubborn marks, you can use a toothbrush for more precise cleaning.
  2. Clean the Outsole: The outsole can often accumulate the most dirt. Use the same brush and cleaning solution to scrub the outsole, paying attention to the grooves and tread.
  3. Wipe and Dry: Use a dampened microfiber cloth to wipe away any remaining cleaning solution from the midsole and outsole. Pat the areas dry with a paper towel.

Step 5: Dry Your Shoes

Proper drying is crucial to maintain the shape and integrity of your Ultra Boosts.

  1. Air Dry: Place your cleaned Ultra Boosts in a well-ventilated area to air dry. Avoid direct sunlight or heat sources, as these can warp the materials.
  2. Stuff with Paper Towels: To help maintain the shape of the shoes and absorb excess moisture, stuff the inside with paper towels. Replace the paper towels as needed until the shoes are completely dry.

Step 6: Reassemble Your Shoes

  1. Replace the Laces: Once your shoes and laces are dry, re-lace your Ultra Boosts.
  2. Final Touch-Up: Use the microfiber cloth to give your shoes a final wipe down, ensuring they look as good as new.

Advanced Care Tips

For those who want to take extra steps to protect and maintain their Ultra Boosts, the Refreshed Complete Shoe Care System offers additional products and tools.

Protective Spray

After cleaning, consider applying a protective spray to your Ultra Boosts to repel dirt and water. The Refreshed Complete Shoe Care System includes a high-quality protective spray that forms an invisible barrier without altering the appearance or breathability of the knit upper.

Odor Eliminator

If your Ultra Boosts have developed an odor, the Refreshed odor eliminator spray is a lifesaver. Spray the interior of your shoes lightly and allow them to dry. This will help keep your shoes smelling fresh between cleanings.

Deep Cleaning

For particularly stubborn stains or heavy use, the Refreshed Complete Shoe Care System includes a deep-cleaning brush designed to tackle tough grime without damaging the material. Use this brush with the cleaning solution for an occasional deep clean.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

To ensure the best results and prolong the life of your Ultra Boosts, avoid these common cleaning mistakes:

  • Using Harsh Chemicals: Avoid bleach or other harsh chemicals that can damage the knit upper and degrade the midsole.
  • Submerging the Shoes: Never fully submerge your Ultra Boosts in water. The knit material can become waterlogged, leading to deformation and extended drying times.
  • Using a Washing Machine: The agitation and heat from a washing machine can damage the delicate knit upper and compromise the shoe’s structure.
  • Skipping Regular Cleanings: Regular maintenance is key. Waiting too long between cleanings can allow dirt and stains to set, making them harder to remove.


Cleaning your Adidas Ultra Boosts doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right products and techniques, you can keep your shoes looking fresh and new. Refreshed Shoe Cleaner products, including the Starter Kit and Complete Shoe Care System, provide everything you need for effective and gentle shoe care.

Ready to give your Adidas Ultra Boosts the care they deserve? Visit Refreshed Shoe Cleaner and explore our range of premium shoe care products. From our Starter Kit to the Complete Shoe Care System, we have everything you need to keep your shoes in top condition. Don’t wait—refresh your kicks today with Refreshed Shoe Cleaner!

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