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Can converse be put in the washing machine

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mrsyattering Wed 22-May-13 16:18:16

And if they can do they come out ok? Thanks

Annianni Wed 22-May-13 16:21:48

Yes, I've washed dsd's several times.
Take the laces out first though.

mrsyattering Wed 22-May-13 16:23:13

Great, so do you, just hand wash the laces?

JennySense Wed 22-May-13 16:32:59

i've added the laces separately to the machine. I put the trainers in an old pillowcase with a towel in the drum. Cif cream is good for the toecaps.

Madamecastafiore Wed 22-May-13 16:36:02

God I just bung DDs in all together don't bother taking out laces.

Yes - we just shove dd2's in complete with laces.

BinksToEnlightenment Wed 22-May-13 18:09:10

I wash mine laces and all.

mrsyattering Wed 22-May-13 18:25:29

ok, I chucked them in a pillowcase and the laces are separately. Will try cif on the rubber too. Can't afford to buy new ones so if they look new I'll get another summer out of them at least smile

whats4teamum Wed 22-May-13 18:57:50

Shove them in and then pop them in the airing cupboard.

mrsyattering Wed 22-May-13 19:27:12

they didnt come out as white as I would like, think the dye from my jeans might have stained the backs, but much better rhan they weresmile

Damnautocorrect Wed 22-May-13 19:39:14

Sorry thread hijacking, do you think you can put a few colours together?

Annianni Wed 22-May-13 20:00:15

Wash them again with Napisan, that should get them white again.

Annianni Wed 22-May-13 20:01:51

I washed blue Cons with burgundy Superga and they were fine.

SunnyUpNorth Wed 22-May-13 22:03:07

I poured bleach all over mine, scrubbed it in with a toothbrush, left them overnight and then washed in the machine. I took the laces out and scrubbed them with washing up liquid as in the machine only the exposed bits of the laces got clean so if the laces then moved once done up there was random, patchy, dirty bits. They were brilliant! But sadly I only did that a few weeks ago and they are already filthy again.

Damnautocorrect Wed 22-May-13 23:30:49

Fab, thankyou. Between oh & ds I've a red pair, grey pair & navy pair that need a wash. I guess they must be colour fast or feet and socks would end up coloured as well as laces.

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