Product Care

Your Mitre products are technically designed to endure many different types of environments. No matter how well we design and manufacture our products, it is up to you to follow the wash and care instructions provided with each product. Below you will find general wash and care information for various types of products and materials found in our products. Please note that you must read each products wash care label before washing it to ensure you do not damage it.


Soccer Balls & Netballs

  • Inspect your ball after use and brush off any dirt, or organic material
  • For tough dirt marks, use a damp sponge with a mild soap to wipe away the dirt
  • Rinse with cool fresh water
Drying tips
  • Remove excess moisture by drying with a clean towel
DON'T do the following
  • Don't use a hair dryer or heat gun to dry
  • Don't use a strong detergent to clean


  • Brush away debris - Before washing, take a moment to wipe off any dirt or debris that has collected on the shin guards. This will be a particularly important step after a game on a muddy field.
  • Check instructions - Be sure to look at the instructions for your specific guards to make sure they’re okay to wash in a machine. If not, you’ll need to wash them by hand.
Wash tips
  • Machine wash - If you are able to wash your shin guards in the washing machine, place them in a pillowcase or laundry bag for the wash cycle to help prevent them from banging into the sides of the machine.
  • Use the right detergent - Use a quality sports detergent and run the machine on a gentle cycle.
  • OR Hand wash - If your guards are made entirely of plastic, handwashing is best. Use a brush with soap and water to scrub away any debris. Then soak the guards in a mixture of detergent and water for 15–20 minutes (a plugged sink works nicely).
  • NB Excessive scrubbing will damage the fabric!
Drying tips
  • Air dry - When the cycle or soak is finished, DON’T place the guards in the dryer, as this can damage them. Instead, hang them out to dry.


  • When your bag starts to get dirty, empty all the pockets/compartments
  • Wipe off dirt (inside and out) with a damp sponge using a mild soap
  • Rinse the pack completely using lukewarm tap water
  • Make sure all dirt is rinsed out of buckles and zippers
  • Pat dry with a towel and allow the pack to dry away from heat source and not in direct sun
Wash tips
  • Use a soft bristled nylon brush to get tough and stubborn stains out.
  • NB Excessive scrubbing will damage the fabric!
Drying tips
  • Make sure there are no pools of water trapped in the bag
  • Leave all the pockets open
  • Hang it on your wash line or a tree branch in a breezy spot to ensure it drys quickly 
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