Fragrant and moisture-absorbing shoe deodorizers for climbing boots, running shoes or any other “fruity” footwear.
Boot Bananas® are made from naturally absorbent salts, minerals and plant extracts with lavender, lemon, patchouli and tea-tree essential oils all wrapped in a cotton banana skin.
Place the bananas in footwear overnight or when not in use for approximately 7 hrs. Peak deodorizing effect is reached after 2-3 applications.
This product is designed primarily to deodorize and will only remove residual dampness in sweaty shoes. After pulling sweat out of footwear allow the inserts a chance to release the moisture again, see *Banana Care below.
For optimum performance use with new shoes to prevent odor developing from the start, but they will also work miracles on even the stinkiest shoes, boots or skates. Can be placed in smelly pads and helmets too!
As with all things, you will get the most from your Boot Bananas® Original Shoe Deodorizers if you take good care of them.
Dry out your Original Shoe Deodorizers from time to time to maximise lifespan. Hang them up to recharge in a dry room, in the sun or next to a radiator or boiler.
Everyone sweats different amounts and so it varies from person to person, but we recommend doing this every week or two when used regularly with mildly sweaty shoes or boots. If you’re training hard and sweating like a beast 7 days a week then hanging up to dry more frequently may be needed, or even have 2 pairs on rotation so one always gets a chance to dry out.
For best practice allow wet footwear to dry before use. Do not expose your Boot Bananas® Original Shoe Deodorizers to excess moisture. This product is not a boot dryer and should not be used as one. If accidentally exposed to excess moisture, dry the bananas thoroughly as soon as possible.
You can store your Original Shoe Deodorizers in the reusable zip lock packaging when not in use. This is only of benefit in the first months to help preserve the fragrance intensity from the natural essential oils. In some instances you might only need to use these inserts once or twice a week to keep odor at bay as they are very effective.
Cotton is a wonderfully breathable fabric that allows the active ingredients to absorb moisture and neutralize odor. It is however prone to discolor and your Boot Bananas® Original Shoe Deodorizers may turn brown over time especially with high frequency use with sweaty, damp footwear. There may also be some whitening with the color change, this is from salt transfer from the active ingredients. The color change will not effect performance.
You can use this transformation to gauge how ripe your bananas are! The color change indicates how much moisture is being absorbed, so if they are going brown quickly within the first months, then more drying time of either footwear or the bananas is needed to maintain performance.
We recommend that Boot Bananas® Original Shoe Deodorizers are replaced every 6 – 12 months or when they stop effectively neutralizing odor. If you do not care for your bananas they may not last as long.
This product is for functional use only and is not a toy.
Non Edible. Keep away from children and pets.
Carabiner clip non load bearing.
May contain sharp lavender stems.
Please retain information for future use.