Do you ever wash your shoes?

@maezee (29511)
United States
March 22, 2016 6:55pm CST
I am totally serious here. I just threw in the wash a pair of short fake Ugg boots that I paid only like $10 for as a guinea pig for washing shoes. Cant say Ive ever done it. So I am waiting in trepidation to see if they make it through the wash....and then the dryer! I have a pair of Chuck Taylors (sneakers) that I paid too much that I want to try it on too - I have abused them for too long. Have you ever washed sneakers? Have you ever done this? Or washed them in a different way? Did anything get ruined?
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
23 Mar 16
I have washed shoes after they have become coated in mud. I just wash the surface and allow them to dry, which is really the only viable action.
@maezee (29511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
So then I am guessing you mean washing by hand? Did you use any specific type of soap? Did they lose any color? Sorry for the million questions. Lol
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
23 Mar 16
@maezee No, I am simply referring to rinsing them under the tap and rubbing off hardened mud by hand at the same time.
• United States
23 Mar 16
I let the caked on mud dry, remove as much as I can before washing them. @maezee some people use an old toothbrush to get rid of some of the residue.
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@MGjhaud (20799)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
i havent tried putting my sneakers in a machine. i dont think i will too haha.. ive got more pairs of doll shoes and obviously it cannot go through washing. thats why im used to brushing my shoes lightly.
@maezee (29511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Did the sneakers turn out OK???
@MGjhaud (20799)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@maezee no, i havent tried maezee haha.. did yours turn out okay?
@rina110383 (24225)
23 Mar 16
I wash my sneakers using brush and laundry soap/powder. Then, let them dry under the sun.
@maezee (29511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Ok! That sounds like a good plan. Does it turn out well? We dont have much sun here this time of year but I bet maybe I could hang dry them orsomething...
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@rina110383 (24225)
23 Mar 16
@maezee Yes, I've been doing it since then. You could also hang them to dry.
• United States
22 Mar 16
I haven't personally but I can remember my grandmother throwing our sneakers in the wash before. I don't know if the newer washers can withstand it. The only thing you don't want to put in to wash is suede. Firs (on things like uggs) should be fine. Good Luck.
@maezee (29511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Ah yes! Thank you. I have heard leather dries upwhen heated. Good thing only pleather is in my budget! Thanks for the advice.
• United States
23 Mar 16
@maezee I've not heard that but I imagine it would do that. I think leather would be easier to restore to it's natural shine though.
@Blondie2222 (19931)
• United States
23 Mar 16
The only time i do is if they get really muddy and i can't wash it off my self. I've never had any issues washing shoes i just take the shoe laces out of them and tumble dry low or set on heater to dry itself.
@maezee (29511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Sweet! Sounds good. I will try it out!
@ReiraLee (218)
• Singapore
23 Mar 16
No, as usually my shoes are not that dirty that I need to wash them. But I do take a wet cloth to just wipe away the dust or dirt on the shoes, especially if they are a slightly more expensive pair. I don't spend too much on shoes since I am going to wear them around... so as long they don't cause blisters and look relatively nice, I'll buy them.
@maezee (29511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
My shoes are generally cheaper as well. But I still like them and dont want to ruin them. Ha!
@marlina (66634)
• Canada
23 Mar 16
I did wash sneakers before (canvas ones)
@maezee (29511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Did they turn out Ok? Did you wash them in the washing machine or some other way?
@rakski (3275)
• Philippines
24 Mar 16
yes, I do wash my shoes but it takes a while before I wash them. lol