JSleap is a brand of running shoes that you can get from Amazon. Made from a knitted mesh material, they are ultra-light and are available in many different colors from black to neon-green.
What sets them apart from other running shoes? The sole features a honeycomb design, which allows for maximum shock absorption and ventilation. They’re perfect for walking, jogging, travelling, you name it.
Their women’s running shoes, however, are a little different. While they have the same honeycomb design, the sole is covered with a thick material, which helps to cushion the foot. While they don’t have as many reviews on the site compared to their men’s running shoes, the general reception seems to be positive.
For one thing, their shoes are incredibly affordable, especially if you compare them to some of the bigger brands. While it depends on the model and color, you can generally get a pair for under $50. In fact, some are as low as $28! And since it’s Amazon, shipping is also free (if you meet the minimum order requirement). You can also return them within 30 days if they don’t fit or if you change your mind.
And for those who are wondering, they’ve been selling on Amazon since 2020. It doesn’t look like they’re available anywhere else at this time.
Taking Care of Your Jsleap Running Shoes
It’s highly recommended that you use a protector spray before wearing the shoes; it’ll form an invisible barrier, which will help repel water and stains. That way, they’ll be less likely to get dirty.
It’s also a good idea to clean them with a cloth or light brush after every wear. It might sound like overkill, but that’ll prevent mud and dirt from getting embedded in the fabric.
And when it gets really dirty (it’s bound to happen eventually), you can wash them with water and a bit of soap. Not sure how to do it? No worries, we’ll be going over the steps in detail below.
What Materials Are Jsleap Running Shoes Made From?
The company doesn’t specify which materials they use to make their shoes. As far as we can tell, however, the shoe upper is made from a nylon-like fabric (it’s a bit stretchy) and the sole is made from a hard plastic material—something like TPU.
Here’s what you need to know about them:
Nylon – A durable synthetic fabric that’s derived from petrochemicals (ie. it’s a product of petroleum). Texture-wise, it feels like a soft type of plastic. However, it’s lightweight and flexible. While it’s not waterproof, it dries quickly and has the ability to wick moisture. It also resists pilling and abrasion. Depending on the knit or weave, however, it might not be the most breathable material. Some types of nylon can also retain odors.
TPU – Also known as thermoplastic polyurethane, this material is widely used in the production of shoes. More specifically, the soles. Not only is it sturdy, but it also has excellent elastic properties. Compared to rubber, it also offers great abrasion and slip resistance.
How to Wash Jsleap Running Shoes the Right Way
There are two ways to wash Jsleap running shoes—you can either run them through the washer or wash them by hand (the latter will be more gentle on the materials). Here’s how to do it.
Machine Washing Your Jsleap Running Shoes
Remove the insoles and laces; you want to wash the separately*. As for the shoes, you want to place them in a large laundry bag. That’ll keep them together and prevent them from banging against the inside of the machine (that can damage the shoes and the washer). If your shoes are excessively dirty, however, it might be a good idea to brush off some of the dirt first before putting them in the washer.
Note*: You can machine wash the insoles and laces with the shoes—just put them in their own laundry bag. Alternatively, you can wash them by hand. Fill a sink or container with water and add a bit of Active detergent. Agitate the water to dissolve the powder and let the items soak for 15 minutes.
Generally speaking, it’s best to wash running shoes by themselves in the washer. You don’t want to add any clothes as they can be damaged during the cycle. With that said, it’s a good idea to add a few towels; they’ll help balance the weight of the load so that it won’t put unnecessary stress on the washing machine.
Once the shoes and towels are in, add the soap; we recommend using one scoop of Active detergent (you can add it to the detergent dispenser or directly into the wash tub—it depends on your washer). Make sure not to overdo it. That’ll create excess soap suds, which can actually trap dirt in your shoes. Not to mention that it’s bad for your washing machine.
Set your washer to cold water and run a gentle/delicate cycle. Never wash your Jsleap running shoes with hot water; the high temperature can melt or damage the adhesives.
Take your shoes out once the wash cycle is finished and let them air dry. Do the same with the insoles and laces. If you want, you can also turn on a fan or dehumidifier to speed up the process. Stuffing the insides of the shoes with newspapers or paper towels is another option. Whatever you do, don’t put them in the clothes dryer. Remember, you don’t want to expose them to extreme temperatures.
Wait until the running shoes are completely dry (it can take several hours) before putting the laces and insoles back in.
Hand Washing Your Jsleap Running Shoes
As always, you want to start by taking out the laces and insoles. Set them aside. Fill a sink or container (make sure that it’s big enough to fit the shoes comfortably) with cold water and add half a scoop of Active detergent. Agitate the mixture with your hand to dissolve the powder; there should be lots of soap suds. If odor is an issue, you can add some baking soda into the water. It’ll help neutralize any smells.
Tip: Any stains on the shoelaces should be pre-treated before washing. Dissolve a bit of Active detergent in warm water and apply it to the stained area with an old toothbrush. Gently rub it in (the spot should be saturated with the soapy mixture) and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
Place the laces and insoles in the soapy water. Make sure that they’re fully submerged. Do the same for the shoes. Place them in the sink (or container) so that they’re completely saturated with the soapy water. You can also scrub them with a brush if they’re excessively dirty.
Let everything soak for 20 to 30 minutes; that’ll give the detergent time to break down the grime and dirt. Rinse the shoes under running water afterward to remove the soap suds (make sure to use cold water – hot water can damage the glues holding the materials together). Do the same with the insoles and laces. Rinse them under the tap to remove the excess detergent.
Wipe the shoes with a clean cloth so that they’re not dripping wet and place them in a well-ventilated area (along with the insoles and laces) so that they can dry naturally. Wait until everything is completely dry before re-inserting the insoles and laces (it can take up to 12 hours).
Removing Stains From Your JSleap Running Shoes
Mix a bit of Active detergent with warm water in a small bowl. Once it’s thoroughly mixed, dip a soft-bristled brush (an old toothbrush works well) into the cleaning solution and apply it onto the stained area. Gently rub it in in small, circular motions; the spot should be thoroughly saturated with the soapy water. When you’re finished, rinse the area with clean water. You can also blot the area with a microfiber towel. Allow it to air dry afterward.
If you run out of detergent, you can use white vinegar instead. Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a small bowl and dab the mixture onto the stain with a clean towel. Continue until the stain is gone (don’t worry if it doesn’t work right away – it can take a few minutes).
If that doesn’t work, you can combine the white vinegar with some baking soda for extra cleaning power. Mix one part baking soda with one part vinegar in a small bowl. The vinegar’s acidic properties will eat through the stain without damaging the fabric and the baking soda will help with that. Simply apply it onto the stain, rinse with water, blot, and let air dry.
Tip: You may need to use a stiffer brush if you’re dealing with mud stains. Wait until the mud has dried (it’s easier that way) and brush the top layer of the stain. Blot the area with a damp cloth afterward and allow it to air dry. Depending on how dirty the shoe is, you might need to repeat the treatment two to three times.