Cleaning Gloves

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  1. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    How do you clean boxing or mma gloves? It seems like most pairs I use at gyms have never been cleaned! They stink and started giving me a rash. So I bought new ones, but I want to keep them clean! How do you do it?
     
  2. DaFort

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    Simple, Febreze them & let them dry. Those bags of cedar chips are supposed to work well with boxing gloves, too.
     
  3. scorcho

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    Hmm, that makes sense, although I prefer just to wear wraps.
     
  4. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Make sure to get the anti bacterial Febreze not just a fragranced one otherwise they'll still stink long term.
     
  5. Foxx_MMA

    Foxx_MMA Green Belt

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    make sure you air them out too dont just toss them into a dark gym bag its amazing what air and sunlight will do
     
  6. HeyHEys

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    I thought febreze was not good for leather
     
  7. CHawkins

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    Well, you don't febreze the leather, you febreze the inside of the glove.

    Here is what I do with my gloves:

    1) Boxing gloves: glove dogs (flannel sock full of cedar chips) after most workouts, once a week I spray Lysol or Febreze on a towel and stuff it in the glove.

    2) Grappling gloves: glove dogs don't work on open gloves like these, so I stick with the Lysol-ed or Febreze-ed towel method.

    Lots of air time, too.
     

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