Posted on May 30 2016
This question is perhaps something that is overlooked by many people. Usually we will buy our new apparel and equipment and not really know how we should be taking care of it. This has lead me to write this blog post about taking care of your boxing gloves, shin pads and Muay Thai shorts. If you follow this advice your apparel and equipment will last you a lot longer.
How do I take care of my boxing gloves?
Taking care of your Danger boxing gloves is quite easy. The reason why is that our gloves are made from semi-leather. Semi-leather is synthetic leather which means the acid contained in your perspiration will not damage it. This is not the case when taking care of genuine leather products. If the product is genuine leather the acid will break down the leather, because the leather is a natural material that degrades when exposed to an acidic substance (such as your perspiration).
Regardless to Danger boxing gloves been semi-leather, you should always wipe the gloves free of any perspiration after each session. Preferrably with a hypoallergenic baby wipe. After you have done this you should then air the gloves out. If you can dry them out in the fresh air it is better, because if you put them next to a heater they will sometimes develop glove smell. You can also use deodorizer sprays if the gloves do start to smell, but try to get ones that will not just mask the smell.
How do I take care of my shin guards?
Taking care of your Danger shin guards is pretty straight. Again the shin guards are made from semi leather, which means you do not need to worry about the acid contained in your perspiration breaking down the leather. The only thing you really need to do is to wipe them down after each session and air them out.
How do I take care of my Muay Thai shorts?
Whilst you can machine wash your shorts it's not advisable. Sometimes machine washing the shorts will damage the design and stitching. It is much better if you can hand wash the shorts and allow them to drip dry. After the shorts are dry you can use an iron on the lowest setting to iron out any creases. However be careful when it comes to any lettering or motifs. You should avoid ironing over these because it will damage them.
I hope the above post has given you an insight into taking care of your apparel and equipment. If you liked this post please hit the social share buttons below: