Removing Mold from Cross Country Boots?

November 18, 2017

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


A pair of cross country ski boots in need of cleaning.


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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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