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URGENT: can I really wash dirty trainers in the washing machine?

(10 Posts)
francagoestohollywood Sun 08-Jul-07 10:37:43

and what temperature? thanks

Frizbe Sun 08-Jul-07 10:38:56

yes, but they may not be quite the same afterwards, depends on how good a construction, I usually go for a 40 quick wash.

SlightlyMadSalmon Sun 08-Jul-07 10:39:26

Done it loads of times, synthetic cycle 40C

Never done expensive trainers though.

anorak Sun 08-Jul-07 10:39:36

I just put them in a 40 degree wash with the rest of the stuff.

lissie Sun 08-Jul-07 10:39:53

i do mine at 30c

francagoestohollywood Sun 08-Jul-07 10:41:46

it's a very loved pair, I don't want to ruin them. short cycle at 30 maybe?

sarahlou1uk Sun 08-Jul-07 10:53:04

put inside a pillowcase or the laces could tangle in your machine and a hefty repair bill!

WendyWeber Sun 08-Jul-07 10:55:04

I always soak them in the sink and give them a scrub first (inside and out), then a normal wash at 40 like anorak, but 30's probably just as good for washing and possibly safer .

crokky Sun 08-Jul-07 10:59:08

I have washed my trainers in the washing machine at 40 degrees. I would think that the less leathery material there is on them, the better they would come out. Mine have a lot of softer canvassy type material and came out of the wash with no problem.

saffy202 Sun 08-Jul-07 11:39:02

I put them in wrapped in towels so they don't bang against the drum. They come out like brand new Wash at either 30 or 40 gentle wash.

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