How do you clean your sneakers?

@mimpi1911 (25479)
India
June 18, 2010 10:56am CST
I have been hoping to clean my sneakers for a while now but cannot really figure out what's the best way. We do not quite have a shoe laundry nearby and really need to clean it this weekend. Could you please help me with the process? Thanks.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
18 Jun 10
I would clean them the old fashioned way, scrubbing them with soap or detergent solution. The Darker colours would wash easier while the lighter colours seem to be more difficult. While some recommend using the washing machine, over usage caused the glue to come off. As a non conventional type of cleaning I did read somewhere that non gel type toothpaste helps. Maybe you can try that. Otherwise the shoe laundry is a safe bet. It's the rainy season though, so i gues you may need to clean them every now and then.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 Jun 10
I have to abort wearing my favorite pair of sneakers during rains. That's one thing bugging me! Mine is an international brand bought from abroad so I guess they are made to be washed in washing machine.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
19 Jun 10
Soaking them in a bucket of water with the washing powder and cleaning them with a brush will make them look like new.(Hopefully)
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 Jun 10
I wish I could do wash myself like that aswell!
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@balasri (26553)
• India
20 Jun 10
If you want to see a shining new Mimpi.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
22 Jun 10
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
18 Jun 10
Hi, mimpi1911. You should try some warm water and Ivory Soap. You can see if this may help you. Use a cotton white rag/cloth to clean your shoes with.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 Jun 10
I think, I should try doing that first and if it doesn't work will try the washing thing. Mine is light pink and white so even the little of the dirt is visible.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jun 10
hi mimipi Most of the sneakers I see in our American stores are washable so you just plop them in the washer then in the drye but not on high heat but on mod to low heat. good luck and God bless.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 Jun 10
Thanks Hatley. I guess that would work fine since it was bought from abroad.
@oldchem1 (8144)
18 Jun 10
I wash mine in the washing machine inside a pillow case, this seems to work very well
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 Jun 10
I think that's the way most of you do it there and it's sounds great. Thanks for telling me.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
18 Jun 10
( ) Isn't more simple to just go downtown and buy new ones ?
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 Jun 10
Indeed it is raul! It's even easier to buy shoes every fortnight, isn't it!
@ellie333 (21029)
18 Jun 10
Hi Mimipi, I justput mine into an old pillowcaseandinto the washing machine and then put out into thesun to dry. If you do not have that facility just scrub up with some warm water and a sponge. can't really suggest anything else, sorry. Huggles. Ellie :D
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 Jun 10
That's actually a great idea. I think, I will do that. Sponge cleaning sounds good as well.