There are some things in life that I’m convinced are so great they deserve their own blog post. For some chics it’s those delicious Lululemon shorts, for me it’s my New Balance Minimus trail runners (which, oddly enough, costs the same price as those Lulu spanky shorts that barely cover my bum.)
It was feet love at first feel. They are so LIGHT it’s like I’m not wearing shoes. (If only I could find a sports bra of the same caliber.) After a month of raving about them, Ryan was enticed to try a pair. He liked them so much, he wore them (and this is no exaggeration) every day for 3 months straight. Let me break it down: we wore our Minimus for sweat- inducing activities like CrossFit WODs, trailing running the canyons of Moab, and walking in the rain in the North Cascade National Park. Sweaty feet make for something fierce-smelling. I found Funky Town, it’s in my Minimus.
So when the kind folks at Nikwax heard of my first world girl problems via twitter, they sent me a sample care kit of washes to test out, one of which was a much-needed Sandal Wash. And I was, like, “Game on!”
So I got to washing. The Pro’s:
- The Sandal Wash came with a spongey brush applicator so I didn’t have to fuss with scrubbers unless needed
- It smells good like a clean hint-of-lemon scent.
- It’s got just the right amount of lather that rinses off easily.
- The applicator wasn’t abrasive so the mesh material on my Minimus wasn’t destroyed.
The only con was that at the end of washing 4 shoes, I nearly destroyed the sponge applicator. It’s no biggie since the solution still dispenses and I have other brushes that are just as useful.
Aye, but DOES IT WORK??! You tell me:
As for the smell, let’s just say I stuck my nose WAAAY in that shoe and didn’t vomit from the smell so, yeah, I’m a fan. It’s like I’m wearing a new pair of Minimus and now I can get back to doing more:
Want to get the stench out of YOUR CrossFit shoes? (I know, I know… it doesn’t smell “bad,” it smells “Elite!”) Well, I’m so happy from my practically-new-so-I-can-save-my-moola-for-gas-to-go-snowboarding-instead NB Minimus that…
I’m GIVING AWAY a full size bottle of Nikwax Sandal Wash. Enter by dropping a comment below so you, too, can have WOD shoes that don’t smell like something died in it. Winner will be chosen on Monday, Oct 31 (because a contest giveaway is something I could look forward to on a Monday, in addition to Halloween candy.) And will be chosen by a random number generator (cause I’m fair like that.) Sorry but this contest is open to continental U.S. residents only because mailing a liquid through customs could be a PITA.