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Old 12-14-2014, 09:41 PM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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Obviously you want a delicate wash cycle. I do it quite regularly, but never as I am right now with a $400 pair of shoes in there (physical work shoes), see in 10 mins what sort of a job it did.

Anyone else do it?
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Yes I put them in a thick pillow case.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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I think that if a sneaker is in the house, sooner or later it will be in the washer. They are made better than they used to be and can take the machine wash.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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I do, but I don't wear leather and wouldn't put leather shoes in a washing machine if I did because they'd probably get ruined.

Colors fade, though, which is why I guess white or beige shoes might be a better choice for washing if you don't like faded stuff.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:01 AM
 
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Only sneakers... but really rare..
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Kids sneakers....but she wears a size 8. Since washing them a few times I can now wear them and I wear a 6.5/7.0.
These were Some not so cheap Nikes.
She can't wear them anymore because they are too tight.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Nope, never. I always handwash shoes when they need washing.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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I wash my sneakers in the machine all the time. Make sure you only use cold water, hot water can soften the glue that holds the sole together and ruin the shoe. Also, no dryer, let them air dry.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I, too, wash my sneakers all the time....and yes...I air dry...doesn't take that long, either!
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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I also wash the leather athletic shoes....cold water, no dryer. On a good grade of shoe, it's safe. just be sure to shape them to foot shape as they dry.
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