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I would imagine That Cons would be similar construction? I think that as long as you aren't washing them every week or so, then a one off when they really need it is worthwhile. Otherwise you may not wear them if they don't look so good?
I think the main thing would be to use biological powder/liquid. IME they are never quite the same again, but if you don't wash them you prob won't wear them anyway. I always took the laces out and got new ones, which helps make them look a bit newer/cleaner.
Mine are about 4 years old and I've washed them probably 2 or 3 times. I put mine in a bucket first and rubbed loads and loads of bleach into them. Left them overnight and then washed them on their own, came out amazingly white. None of the red or blue bits came off.
I wash mine, they tend to come out a little bit paler (purple ones) but I like the worn look anyway, so it's fine. New laces make a real difference, and before you chuck them in the machine, scrub the rubber side sole bits with a toothbrush dipped in bleach - they come up fine after a wash!