How to Clean Knee Sleeves and Prolong Their Life

Knee sleeves are an important part of any workout routine—they provide stability, warmth, and protection for your knees. But like all other pieces of workout gear, knee sleeves need to be cared for properly.

If you want to make sure that your knee sleeves last as long as possible, you’ll want to know the best way to clean them. Here's a guide on how to clean knee sleeves the right way.

Cleaning by Hand

If you don’t have access to a washing machine and dryer, the best way to get your knee sleeves clean is by hand. Start by filling a basin with warm water and a few drops of mild soap or detergent.

Then, submerge the knee sleeves in the soapy water and let them soak for 10-15 minutes. After they’ve soaked, use a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub away any dirt or sweat particles that may have accumulated on the fabric.

Rinse off the soap with cold water before hanging up the sleeves to air dry overnight.

Cleaning in a Washing Machine

If you do have access to a washing machine and dryer, then cleaning your knee sleeves is even easier! Start by turning them inside out before placing them in the washer on a gentle cycle with cold water (hot water can damage the fabric).

Use mild detergent and avoid using bleach or fabric softener as these can also damage your sleeve's material over time. Once the washing cycle has finished, it's time for drying.

To keep your knee sleeves safe from shrinkage or color fading, hang them up instead of putting them in the dryer—this will ensure they stay just as good as when you first purchased them!

Prolonging Their Life

In addition to regular cleaning, there are some other steps you can take to prolong your knee sleeve's life: always fasten any straps or buckles before putting them in the wash; avoid contact with sharp objects while wearing them; never store damp or wet garments; and if possible, turn your knee sleeve inside out when storing it away after use.

By following these simple steps and regularly cleaning your knee sleeves correctly, you’ll be able to maximize their lifespan and keep them looking like new for longer!                             


Cleaning your knee sleeves is essential if you want them to last as long as possible—but it doesn't have to be difficult!

Just follow these tips on how to clean kneecaps (by hand or in a washing machine) and remember not forget about proper storage techniques such as avoiding contact with sharp objects and never storing damp garments.

With these tips in mind, you'll be able keep your knee sleeves looking great for years!

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