Skip to content


Your cart is empty

Article: How ClO2 Keeps Your Athletic Shoes Smelling Fresh

How ClO2 Keeps Your Athletic Shoes Smelling Fresh

How ClO2 Keeps Your Athletic Shoes Smelling Fresh


Athletic shoes are an essential part of every athlete's gear, but they can quickly become a source of unpleasant odors due to constant exposure to sweat and moisture. These smells can be persistent and challenging to eliminate. Fortunately, Battle’s chlorine dioxide (ClO₂) technology provides an effective solution to keep your athletic shoes smelling fresh. Here, we’ll explore how ClO₂ works and how Battle’s products can help maintain odor-free shoes.

Understanding Chlorine Dioxide (ClO₂)

Chlorine dioxide (ClO₂) is a powerful oxidizing agent known for its ability to neutralize a wide range of odors. Unlike conventional deodorizers that merely mask smells, ClO₂ targets and eliminates the molecules that cause them. This ensures that odors are eradicated at their source, providing long-lasting freshness.

Why Athletic Shoes Develop Odors

Athletic shoes are particularly prone to odors due to several factors:

  • Sweat Accumulation: During physical activity, your feet sweat, and this moisture gets trapped in your shoes.
  • Bacteria Growth: The damp, warm environment inside your shoes is perfect for bacteria to thrive, leading to bad smells.
  • Frequent Use: Regular use of athletic shoes means they rarely have time to dry out completely, allowing odors to build up over time.

How ClO₂ Works to Eliminate Shoe Odors

ClO₂ is effective against shoe odors because:

  • Oxidation Process: ClO₂ breaks down the molecular structure of odor-causing substances, neutralizing them at the source.
  • Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Action: ClO₂ spray kills bacteria and fungi that contribute to shoe odors, ensuring comprehensive odor elimination.
  • Deep Penetration: ClO₂ can penetrate deeply into the materials of your shoes, ensuring thorough odor removal.

Benefits of Using Battle’s ClO₂ Technology for Shoes

  1. Effective Odor Elimination

    • Battle’s ClO₂ technology effectively neutralizes odors, providing long-lasting freshness for your athletic shoes.
  2. Safe for Skin Contact

    • Our ClO₂ is gentle and not harmful for contact with skin, making it safe to use on all types of athletic shoes. It leaves no harmful residues that could irritate your feet.
  3. Convenient and Easy to Use

    • Battle’s ClO₂ products are designed for convenience, making the application process simple and hassle-free.

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Battle on Athletic Shoes

  1. Clean Your Shoes

    • Remove Loose Dirt: Before applying ClO₂, brush off any loose dirt and debris from your shoes.
    • Wash with Soap and Water: Use mild soap and water to clean your shoes thoroughly. This helps remove surface grime and sweat.
  2. Apply ClO₂ with Battle

    • Spray the Shoes: Use Battle’s ClO₂ spray to treat the entire surface of your shoes. Ensure you spray both the inside and outside, paying extra attention to areas that come into direct contact with your feet.
    • Use Battle Fast Gas ClO₂ Product: For a more comprehensive treatment, consider using Battle’s Fast Gas ClO₂ product. This is especially useful for eliminating odors from hard-to-reach areas inside the shoes.
  3. Allow ClO₂ to Work

    • Let It Sit: Allow the ClO₂ to sit on your shoes for the recommended duration, usually around 10-15 minutes. This gives the ClO₂ time to penetrate and neutralize odors effectively.
  4. Air Dry

    • Air Dry Completely: Allow your shoes to air dry completely before wearing them again. Place them in a well-ventilated area or use a fan to speed up the drying process.
  5. Regular Maintenance

    • Frequent Treatment: Use Battle’s ClO₂ spray regularly to keep your shoes fresh. A weekly treatment can prevent odors from building up.
    • Proper Storage: Store your shoes in a dry, ventilated space to prevent moisture buildup and maintain freshness.

Additional Tips to Prevent Shoe Odors

  1. Wear Moisture-Wicking Socks

    • Moisture-wicking socks can help reduce the amount of sweat that reaches your shoes, minimizing odor buildup.
  2. Rotate Shoes

    • If possible, have more than one pair of athletic shoes to allow each pair time to air out between uses.
  3. Use Anti-Bacterial Insoles

    • Consider using anti-bacterial insoles to provide an additional layer of odor protection.

Keeping your athletic shoes odor-free is crucial for both comfort and hygiene. Battle’s ClO₂ technology offers a powerful and effective solution to shoe odors, ensuring that your footwear remains fresh and ready for action. By incorporating Battle’s ClO₂ products into your routine, you can enjoy long-lasting freshness and focus on your performance. Say goodbye to smelly shoes and hello to a more enjoyable sports experience with Battle’s advanced ClO₂ technology.


Read more

Combat Odors in Your Sports Gear with ClO2

Combat Odors in Your Sports Gear with ClO2

Athletes know that keeping their sports gear fresh and odor-free is essential for peak performance and comfort. However, the combination of sweat, bacteria, and dirt can lead to persistent and unpl...

Read more
Maintaining Freshness in Your Gym Locker with ClO2

Maintaining Freshness in Your Gym Locker with ClO2

Gym lockers are convenient for storing athletic gear and personal items, but they can quickly become hotspots for unpleasant odors. The combination of sweat, damp clothes, and confined spaces crea...

Read more