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can I wash addidas trainers in the washing machine?

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ssd Mon 11-May-09 19:06:39

ds's trainers get really dirty, sick of them never being clean

can they be washed or will it break the machine?

herbietea Mon 11-May-09 19:09:52

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ssd Mon 11-May-09 19:11:36

mine is new, if I bugger it up dh'll go radio rental

Tamarto Mon 11-May-09 19:12:11

My washing machine has a cycle especially for trainers.

ssd Mon 11-May-09 19:14:15

get you! grin

what the temp, do you know?

Plonker Mon 11-May-09 19:15:49

No, but you can wash Nike ones

wink

Lovesofmylife Mon 11-May-09 19:42:35

Wow, Tamarto, can you tell us what that program actually does? I mean what temperature, how much time, etc...Maybe we could just chose a similar program on our machines and that would do the job. It would be great.

TsarChasm Mon 11-May-09 19:50:05

I washed my running shoes in the machine and they came up very well. I Did them at 40 deg iirc. They clonked about a bit but it was ok.

I was told not to wash them too much though as it's not too good for the stitching etc.
But I'd trodden in something nasty so there wasn't much choicehmm

Don't put them in the airing cupboard though to dry. Just stuff them with newspaper and let them dry out slowly. You might have to change the paper a couple of times as it absorbs the moisture.

gardeningmum05 Tue 12-May-09 09:58:03

excuse my ignorance blush does this mean you can wash LEATHER trainers in the machine?

Tamarto Tue 12-May-09 15:39:44

Sorry, it took me this long to dig out the manual wink

sports shoes, max 2 pairs. Temp 30 cycle length 50mins

no detergant
delicate spin

notsoteenagemum Tue 12-May-09 16:00:21

A word of warning, washing trainers that are not labelled washable will mean you can't return them for any reason and it is likely to weaken the stitching.
When I worked in a sports shop I was in charge of faulty goods, I was told to sniff all faulty trainers before giving a refund to see if they'd been ruined in the wash!grin

gardeningmum05 Thu 14-May-09 11:21:19

thanks tamarto, think i will give it a go on my sons trainers, might not tell him before hand though wink

lolaandned Thu 14-May-09 14:04:34

i wash my sons and hubbys trainers in the washing machine it does have a special trainers cycle but i just bung them in on my usual 55 minute 40dergress cycle they are white leather ones i think they are nike and 2 other makes they have always came out brilliantly i put normal washing poder/liquid in andi f it it a nice day i dry them outside if not i sit them on top of radiator turning every now and again they dry surprisingly quick i usually put them in with other clothes as the clatter they make can be alarming sometimes!!!!! hope this helps

Penfold0575 Mon 17-Aug-15 14:50:24

I have a sports program on my washing machine would that b ok to wash my address trainers on....

Gozogozo Mon 17-Aug-15 19:26:32

Check your manual - if lost, most companies have them on their website.
Having said which, I do wash them in a laundry bag, 2 pairs, on a delicate cycle & dry them using lots of newspaper stuffed inside, changing it frequently till newspaper comes out dry.

rabbit123 Tue 18-Aug-15 17:49:54

I wash trainers all the time in the washer. I shove them in with a normal load of coloureds on 40 cottons, they come up lovely. I brush them down and use the prewash option though to get rid of any nastiness.
I wouldn't recommend putting them in the wash on their own, it can damage the machine. The clothes stop the trainers from banging around in the drum too much.

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