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Can you put converse in the washing machine?

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mrsyattering Wed 22-May-13 16:14:19

And if so, do the come out ok? My white ones are a bit grubby looking.....thanks

MrsHoarder Wed 22-May-13 16:15:51

Of course you can, they for through the door don't they?

I've washed cheap canvas shoes fine in the machine. don't have converse so don't know how they come out.

ILikeToClean Wed 22-May-13 16:49:59

I washed DDs in the machine yesterday! Came out good as new so yes you can!

Chelsea91 Wed 22-May-13 16:54:19

Yes my white ones came out looking brand new

DystopianReality Wed 22-May-13 16:55:47

perfect result in the washing machine

chirpchirp Wed 22-May-13 16:59:07

Yep, take out the laces and wash them separately. Then to clean up the rubber bits mix a tbsp of baking soda, a tbsp of white vinegar and a tbsp of hot water, mix into a paste and use a tooth brush to give them a good scrub. If you can be arsed they will come up as good as new.

mrsyattering Wed 22-May-13 18:30:34

well they are in the machine laces separate in a pillowcase. hopefully will look as sparkly white as they were new smile smile

colleysmill Wed 22-May-13 18:34:02

White ones would probably be ok - I put some navy ones in once and they did fade though

heronsfly Wed 22-May-13 18:35:24

I put my dd3s pink ones in the machine, i must admit they did loose a bit of colour, but they look much better than they did before.

Dontbugmemalone Wed 22-May-13 18:45:16

I've bunged them in a pillowcase without taking laces off and they were fine. I left them under the radiator and they dried overnight.

LoveMyBoots Wed 22-May-13 18:55:12

You just be able to - I've got a setting on my washing machine for trainers!

mrsyattering Wed 22-May-13 19:29:30

not as white as I would have liked, I expect the heels are stained from the bottom of jeans. So they're almost as good as new. Thanks for all the tipssmile

Frontdoorstep Wed 22-May-13 20:42:17

You say they are not as white as you would have liked. Try rubbing a bit of cif on the white bits that aren't as White as you would have liked. Just use the cif as it comes out the bottle and use your finger to rub it on.

ReluctantBeing Wed 22-May-13 20:43:08

You can but it will damage the sole and provide less support.

Catbert4pm Wed 22-May-13 20:51:58

I usually wash them in the machine with a bit of Nikwax waterproofing cleaner on a quick wash; it works really well.

SunshinePanda Sat 25-May-13 13:21:40

Chirpchirp thanks for the Converse cleaning tip about bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. They are now sparkling in the sunshine! thanks

Trying2bMindful Sat 25-May-13 13:29:33

I popped mine in a laundry bag, laces too. They look lovely! I did brush the mud off first.

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