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Can I wash kids shoes in the machine?

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lukewarmmama · 05/02/2011 20:47

DD had a wee accident (literally) and her shoes (leather Clarks jobbies) are soaked through. Can I bung them in the washing machine or would that be an expensive error?
tia

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peachybums · 05/02/2011 20:49

Do you have a special shoes setting on your washer? We do and ive put clarks in there before and they have been ok.

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lukewarmmama · 05/02/2011 21:11

A shoes setting???! No, never heard of that! Do you think a hand wash setting on low spin would do?

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Carrotsandcelery · 05/02/2011 23:05

I have washed leather trainers and they came up brilliantly. I washed leather slippers though and they were ruined. Sorry not much help but it will bump this if nothing else. Grin

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bubbles4 · 06/02/2011 05:43

I wash leather trainers on synhetic seitting (30 degrees)and turn the spin speed down to 400.

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ragged · 06/02/2011 06:06

I've always done it, never think about twice, agree that 30 degrees is best.

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lukewarmmama · 06/02/2011 13:32

Alrighty, thanks all, will let the shoes take the plunge then...

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peachybums · 06/02/2011 13:54

I think if you put them on a cool wash and dont spin them they should be ok. Yes i have a shoes setting its great for trainers, slippers, shoes and DD2s changing bag lol.

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lukewarmmama · 06/02/2011 14:03

Hmmm, do you think I can justify buying a new washing machine with a shoes setting? [ponders cost/benefit ratio, decides probably not]

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peachybums · 06/02/2011 19:03

Haha when my old washing machine broke i actually went looking for one with a shoe setting as I love clean slippers and DS's shoes are always muddy!

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Alouiseg · 06/02/2011 19:05

I always wash trainers and uggs in the machine but I'd be interested to know what temperature and spin speed is on the "official" shoe setting?

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lukewarmmama · 07/02/2011 09:06

Well, I've put them in on a 30 degree mixed load wash, with lowest spin 600 on.... Fingers crossed....

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peachybums · 07/02/2011 13:29

According to my manual the shoes setting is a 30 wash and a 600rpm spin. You can wash a max of 2 pairs of shoes. So basically if you put it on a wool wash they should be fine :)

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