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Cleaning smelly pads and gloves!

catbrandcatbrand Member Posts: 232 Member Member Posts: 232 Member
Does anyone have any tips for cleaning smelly focus pads and gloves? I bought my own pads so that I didn't have to use the clubs smelly pads, but 9 months down the line they're starting to smell just as bad!

I bought some 'fresh gloves', little yellow bags of charcoal to put in gloves while you're not wearing them but to be honest I don't think they help much. My gloves don't smell as bad as the pads though and I do use the gloves more. I've also tried putting antibacterial hand gel on a baby wipe and wiping the inside of the glove out which helped a little, but isn't really an option for the pads. I've considered febreeze too, but I'd really want to clean them properly.

Any ideas?


  • peuglowpeuglow Member Posts: 692 Member Member Posts: 692 Member
    Buy new ones. Lysol spray.

    Or suck it and up and deal. I do the third option.
  • jesusHchrisjesusHchris Member Posts: 1,560 Member Member Posts: 1,560 Member
    I buy a bag of cedar wood shavings at the pet store, fill up socks with them, and store them in my gloves between use. Change the cedar every month or two. This keeps them pretty fresh.

    Once they are funkified, I don't know.
  • RobynLBRobynLB Member Posts: 620 Member Posts: 620
    My hands usually smell like feet.
  • Smurfette1987Smurfette1987 Member Posts: 111 Member Member Posts: 111 Member
    Stinky pads is part of the fun!
  • catbrandcatbrand Member Posts: 232 Member Member Posts: 232 Member
    Robyn, you hit the nail on the head!! They smell exactly like sweaty feet!! I had a look on another forum and they suggested putting them in the freezer to kill the bacteria. Well I just got them out and they do smell quite a bit better. I might put them in a bit longer and then give them a really good airing.

    I like the idea of cedar wood shavings. I've also heard newspaper. I'll try that once I've got the smell out! Thanks!
  • jfinnivanjfinnivan Member Posts: 360 Member Member Posts: 360 Member
  • Tat2dDom0105Tat2dDom0105 Member Posts: 661 Member Posts: 661
    I've used fabric softener sheets before, and it seemed to help somewhat.
  • grover0cagrover0ca Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    All of our taekwondo gear smells pretty funky..we air it out after every use but I feel like it just comes with the!
    Never thought of freezing is below freezing here now..I should leave it outdoors!
  • trackercasey76trackercasey76 Member Posts: 793 Member Member Posts: 793 Member
    I asked my instructor "how do I clean my gloves and pads" and his answer was " With Your opponents sweat!!""
  • Charis6Charis6 Member Posts: 5 Member Posts: 5
    We've been using the Norwex Sportzyme spray on our taekwondo gear and it works pretty well. It also lasts a long time.
  • j75j75j75j75 Member Posts: 860 Member Member Posts: 860 Member
    Lysol spray for the pads and outside part of gloves. Douse the inside of the gloves with some baking soda.
  • vikingheartvikingheart Member Posts: 79 Member Posts: 79
    Throw them in the freezer
  • khiggs2k8khiggs2k8 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I just cleaned mine lastnite with babys talcon powder in them.......leave them out to air aftr using them :)
  • grover0cagrover0ca Member Posts: 568 Member Member Posts: 568 Member
    Well we discovered leaving them out in the freezing -15 weather does no kids gear was smelly as ever after leaving it in the truck a few well was worth a try!
  • bcc112986bcc112986 Member Posts: 375 Member Member Posts: 375 Member
    I don't think there is any way to get rid of that stank. I've tried everything. A sniff of my gloves almost makes me pass out.

  • 8limbedpanda8limbedpanda Member Posts: 7 Member Posts: 7
    baby wipes help! I've noticed that if I wipe my gloves before and after I use them, they don't smell as bad.
  • michaelocampomichaelocampo Member Posts: 108 Member Member Posts: 108 Member
    Lysol Lysol Lysol. and Lysol after each use. you can go industrial and buy the disinfectant for bowling alley shoes, but Lysol has never let me down on any of my de-funking needs.
  • atongthegreatatongthegreat Member Posts: 4 Member Posts: 4
    Dust it with baking soda.
  • LGinSoCalLGinSoCal Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    Once gloves go sour, that's it. You can mask it but it's still there. makes a nice smelling disinfectant spray for equipment.
  • damiannikodemdamiannikodem Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member
    my hand mits are pushing 10 years now, they have gone pretty 'crunchy' but dont smell _that_ bad.

    I just put them in washing machine every few years.
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