In the winter there’s nothing quite like enjoying a snowboarding session. Snowboarding is a great winter sport but it can be tough on your gear. Your snowboard boots take the most abuse and can get dirty.

In this post, we’ll show you how to clean your snowboard boots so they look and feel like new again.

Luckily, there are a few ways to clean them up and get them ready for next season. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be ready to hit the slopes in no time!

Steps to Clean Snow Boots

Cleaning snowboard boots after each use is the best way to keep them in good condition and prevent them from getting too smelly.

Here are a few simple steps you can follow to clean your boots:

  1. Remove the laces and liners from your boots. This will make cleaning a lot easier and ensure that all of the dirt and grime is removed.
  2. Use a brush or sponge to remove any dirt or debris from the surface of the boots. 
  3. Pay special attention to the areas around the bindings as this is where most of the dirt accumulates.
  4. Once the surface is clean, you can move on to cleaning the inside of the boots. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside of the boot, paying special attention to the area around the footbed.
  5. Once you’re satisfied that the inside of the boot is clean, you can put the liners back in and lace up your boots.
  6. Finally, use a clean cloth to wipe down the outside of the boot. This will remove any remaining dirt and ensure that your boots are ready for their next adventure.
  7. Your boots are now clean and ready for another season of snowboarding!

By following these simple steps, you can keep your boots in good condition so they last longer and perform better.

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Can boots be washed in a washing machine?

No, it is not recommended to wash snowboard boots in the washing machine. Washing machines can damage the material of the boots and may also remove waterproofing from them. It is best to simply clean the outside of boots with a damp cloth or scrub brush and mild soap. The inside lining should be wiped down with a warm, damp cloth and allowed to air dry.

If the boots have become particularly smelly, baking soda can be sprinkled inside and left overnight before being brushed out and wiped down with a damp cloth. For more stubborn stains or odors, special cleaning products may be necessary. It is best to check the manufacturer’s recommendations for specific guidelines on cleaning snowboard boots.

Can I machine wash snowboard boot liners?

One of the great things about machine washing your snowboard boot liners is that it can help to keep them clean and fresh. It can also help to remove any dirt or grime that may have built up on them over time. 

However, before you machine washes your snowboard boot liners, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

  • First, you should always check the care label on your snowboard boot liners before you wash them. This will give you specific instructions on how to wash them without damaging them.
  • Second, you should always use mild detergent when washing your snowboard boot liners. A strong detergent can damage the materials of your snowboard boot liners and cause them to break down over time.
  • Finally, you should never put your snowboard boot liners in the dryer. It’s also possible that the heat from your dryer will cause the materials of your board boot liners to too.

If you follow these simple tips, you will be able to machine wash your snowboard boot liners without damaging them.

FAQs – Snowboard Boots Cleaning

How do you clean smelly boots?

There are a few things you can do to clean smelly boots.

  1. First, make sure that they are free of any dirt or debris by brushing them off with a soft brush.
  2. Then, soak them in a mixture of water and vinegar for 30 minutes.
  3. After soaking, scrub the boots with a stiff brush to remove any remaining dirt and grime.
  4. Finally, rinse the boots with clean water and allow them to air dry.

Can I put my boots in the washing machine?

Yes, you can put your boots in the washing machine. However, you should use a gentle cycle and cold water. You may also want to place a towel in the washing machine with your boots to help protect them from damage.

Additionally, you should air dry your boots after washing them to help prevent them from shrinking.

How do you dry snowboard boots?

There are a few different ways that you can dry your snowboard boots, depending on what you have available to you.

  1. One way is to simply stuff them with newspaper and let them sit overnight. This will help absorb some of the moisture.
  2. Another way is to place them near a heat source, such as a radiator or a fireplace, and let them dry that way.
  3. You can also purchase a boot dryer, which is specifically designed to dry snowboard boots quickly and evenly.

Whichever method you choose, be sure to stuff the boots with something so that they keep their shape overnight, and do not put them too close to the heat source or they may become damaged.

Wrap Up

So, there you have it! Everything you need to know about how to clean snowboard boots. By following these simple steps and using the right products, your boots will be looking and smell as good as new in no time.

Just make sure you get started cleaning them as soon as possible after they get wet or muddy – the longer dirt and grime sit on your boots, the harder they will be to remove. And don’t forget to enjoy the slopes!


I am a professional snowboarder who has been certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. I love to write about my experiences. I have been snowboarding for over 15 years now and I have had the privilege of traveling all around the world to compete in some of the biggest events. One of my favorite things to do is share my knowledge and experience with others who are looking to improve their skills.