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What is the best way to dry out machine-washed trainers?

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FourArms Mon 08-Jun-09 16:32:05

DH let DS1 wear his lovely flashing trainers to the beach. They no longer flash, and now smell terrible angry as he would have gone paddling in them. Don't know what was wrong with wellies or crocs, but that's another story!

Anyway, in a last ditch attempt to save them, they are now in the washing machine. What is the best way to dry them bearing in mind we have no sun here today, and haven't got the heating on. I find if they dry slowly they stay smelly.

TheShipsCat Mon 08-Jun-09 16:35:02


FourArms Mon 08-Jun-09 16:38:59

Hmmm, wonder what temp they'd melt at?!?

cat64 Mon 08-Jun-09 16:39:57

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nannyL Mon 08-Jun-09 17:17:31

stuff with newspaper (and change news paper a couple of times a day) and leave in airing cupboard

wonderingwondering Mon 08-Jun-09 17:21:08

On the radiator if it is on, otherwise a sunny window sill. Def not oven! I sponge the inside of stinky trainers with water and bicarb of soda.

FourArms Mon 08-Jun-09 19:04:47

Now hanging from window frame by hanger with newspaper stuffed in them.

No conservatory, no warm radiators, airing cupboard not warm (immersion hot water), no sunny windowsills!!!

FourArms Mon 08-Jun-09 19:05:41

On the bright side, DS1's shoes are now flashing again since their spell in the washing machine. shock

FabulousBakerGirl Mon 08-Jun-09 19:07:09

What nannyl says.

It works but I would chnage the paper twice a day.

MatNanPlus Mon 08-Jun-09 19:09:33

Again change the paper at least twice a day and you can sprinkle in Bicarb to get the niffiness out.

at them flashing again.

ABetaDad Mon 08-Jun-09 19:11:29

Put on top of your boiler or in your airing cupboard on a sheet of news paper.

Put something under the toes (about 2cm thick) so they are tipped slightly backwards towards the heel and the moisture will run away from the toes and evaporate quicker.

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