Removing Mold from Cross Country Boots

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This is a page about removing mold from cross country ski boots. If not thoroughly dried and stored properly, ski boots can grow mold. Here are some tips for getting rid of the mold and preventing it from coming back.


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November 18, 2017

I was given a pair of nice cross country ski boots, but the insides are full of fuzzy mold! How can I clean/repair them?


November 19, 20172 found this helpful
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Step 1
Use 1 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of water.

Step 2


Use a scrub brush to scrub away as much mold as you can.

Step 3
Wipe out boots with a cloth until it is all gone.

Step 4
Repeat steps if you have to.

Step 5
Dry with a towel and set in the sun.

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November 19, 20171 found this helpful

I would try the vinegar treatment above. If it should return, I would use some bleach.
I went on a missions trip to Louisiana years ago and they sprayed a bleach/water solution on the mold.

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November 19, 20171 found this helpful

You can clean these boots with a solution of bleach and water.

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November 19, 20170 found this helpful

I've used diluted bleach, rinse, and air dry in the sun for a small bag of similar fabrics. It worked well.

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