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Can you/have you put converse in the washing machine?

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fatsatsuma Tue 30-Aug-11 14:25:27

Title says it all really. Mine are pale blue and grubby.

NettoSuperstar Tue 30-Aug-11 14:27:28


BikeRunSki Tue 30-Aug-11 14:29:21

yes, put them in a pillow case to stop them banging around all over the place.

ScarletLady01 Tue 30-Aug-11 14:34:01

Should be fine. I've put trainers in the washing machine before and they were fine.

cookielove Tue 30-Aug-11 14:37:45

Glad i came across this thread as i have Converses and Vans that really need a was they are so stinky sad

ScarletLady01 Tue 30-Aug-11 15:49:33

It'll give them a new lease of life cookie! Also something that always makes shoes look brand new is new laces.

fatsatsuma Tue 30-Aug-11 16:54:43

Great news - thanks grin

cookielove Tue 30-Aug-11 20:35:44

Ooooh i will do that tomorrow, looking forward to clean trainers smile

MissRead Tue 30-Aug-11 21:27:05

I have always done this, not sure it does the machine a great deal of good but has never harmed my lovely shoes and that's the main thing smile

MissVerinder Tue 30-Aug-11 22:15:47

Yep, I put them in a pillow case with a couple of old tea towels (that I use for cleaning windows) and they come up lovely!

ThePaxton Tue 30-Aug-11 22:29:54

Yep, done it loads of times. They come up lovely.

Beamur Tue 30-Aug-11 22:31:26

I did it today with DSS mud caked converse. Came up a treat. Washed them with the dogs bed which needed freshening up - stops them banging about.

darksideofthemooncup Tue 30-Aug-11 22:32:43

Yes, I put my red suede ones in, they faded slightly but fine otherwise.

ItAintHalfHotHun Tue 30-Aug-11 22:33:38

Yes, it works really well, I usually put them in with a bath mat or two to drown out the noise of the shoes thumping around.

upahill Tue 30-Aug-11 22:36:00

I've never thought of washing them!

I've always just got a new pair!!

Ladies You have given me a new idea!!

macavitythemysterycat Tue 30-Aug-11 22:37:43

I wash mine a lot.

Never, Ever put teens converse in the washer.

I learnt the hard way.

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