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How to clean sandals?

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krisskross Wed 15-Jun-16 12:21:07

I have some open salt water sandals. The sole was white and now looks v dirty. There is white stitching which looks v dirty. How can I clean them? Thanks all.

lljkk Wed 15-Jun-16 12:38:51

If not expensive, try putting in washing machine?

cozietoesie Wed 15-Jun-16 14:21:01

What are they made from?

krisskross Wed 15-Jun-16 15:17:56

I think they are leather. They are made to withstand going in the sea but not sure they'd be ok going through the machine.

lljkk Wed 15-Jun-16 15:26:18

Salt has to be worse for the shoe glue than going in the machine would be.
Could wash (in machine) with a mild hand soap if you don't like bio detergent.

krisskross Wed 15-Jun-16 15:33:33

They are silver so I'm worried about the silver colour coming off....but they do look grim now!

Heratnumber7 Wed 15-Jun-16 15:41:19

You could contact the manufacturer and ask.

But if they are grubby enough for you not to want to wear them, you have nothing to lose by putting them in the washing machine.

Have you tried an old toothbrush and some whitening toothpaste?

krisskross Wed 15-Jun-16 15:47:50

Thanks herat.... Of course, it never occurred to me to ask them! Doh!

krisskross Wed 15-Jun-16 15:58:48

Thanks herat, just checked and they can go in machine. Hurrah!!!!!

Heratnumber7 Fri 17-Jun-16 00:13:44


user1464934899 Fri 17-Jun-16 07:20:44


I would give Nikwax Sandal Wash a try. I use them to clean my sandals and it always cleans them right up!

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