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How do you keep your 'Converse' clean ?

(16 Posts)
FabMum1 Mon 17-Oct-11 09:43:07

Mine are getting grubby, can I put them in the washing machine?

How do you keep yours clean ? And the laces ?


WhereTheWildThingsWere Mon 17-Oct-11 09:45:00

Machine, 30 synthetics wash with powder and varnish.

Take the laces out first or the grey marks from the eyelets won't come off.

redlac Mon 17-Oct-11 09:45:05

I wash mine in the machine with some towels so they don't bang about and bleach the laces

ZombiesAteYourCervix Mon 17-Oct-11 09:45:39

my machine has a special shoe wash.

laces out.

WhereTheWildThingsWere Mon 17-Oct-11 09:45:43

Vanish ffs, don't put varnish into your washing machine grin

actiongirl1978 Mon 17-Oct-11 10:27:29

I bleach mine first too - they are white ones and really need it.

ExpatAgain Mon 17-Oct-11 10:34:45

gosh, now I'm looking at mine blush they could do with anything - vanish/varnish/bleach..hadn't really noticed before and yet they're 3 yrs old...

Havingkittens Mon 17-Oct-11 12:13:56

I use bathroom cleaner on the rubber bits and wash the laces. My Converse are all PVC (fake patent) or covered in glitter so can't really wash them but the bathroom cleaner is good for grubby toes and soles.

FabMum1 Mon 17-Oct-11 17:40:14

Do you think it'll be OK to wash a black pair with a pale grey pair ? Will they run ?

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Oct-11 17:43:08

I put mine in a pillow case to stop them banging around.

HotBurrito1 Mon 17-Oct-11 18:50:56

You don't CLEAN them FFS!! They're supposed to look like this.

saltyair Mon 17-Oct-11 19:29:15

Washing machine. Stops them smelling too...

betheldeath Mon 17-Oct-11 19:57:27

You are all mental for washing cons. They're meant to be beat up and worn!

pollyblue Mon 17-Oct-11 23:09:59

I've never washed mine [proud scruff emoticon]. I though they were supposed to look shabby...?!

redlac Tue 18-Oct-11 13:40:08

beat up and worn I'll give you but smelly and dirty not a chance. Mine look like HotBurritos photo but smell lovely

Stateofplay Tue 18-Oct-11 20:25:02

"Well you might wear Classic Reeboks, or knackered Converse, or trackie bottoms tucked in socks..."

I didn't think there was any way to wear Converse other than knackered?

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