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Old 01-30-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Seriously, I have thrown two pairs away. It's in the treads. I tried running a hose over them but it just STAYS there. Anyone have any trick? Do I soak them (the bottoms) in a tray or use warm water? Soap? Some sort of wire brush? I try SO HARD not to pick up mud, but there it is . . . any help most appreciated. Dirt is dirt but mud is something else entirely!

Maybe a chisel?????

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Old 01-30-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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I got red clay mud all over my sneakers last year. I let it thoroughly dry before attempting to get it off. then I just smacked them together a lot.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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We have white-ish carpet . . . . I need them SERIOUSLY clean . . . but thanks. Maybe bleach? Magic sponge?
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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I only wear my shoes outside... we are barefoot inside.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: mid south
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I had to throw a pair away due to mud (the smell was atrocious!), when traveling in east Tennessee. But, as was said let it dry and then just slap them together really good.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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You can do what the other have suggested - let the clay dry thoroughly then clap the shoes together to loosen it up. A wire brush will help as will using a butter knife to pick it out from between the treads. The red staining is likely permanent, tho. I've purchased every product under the sun to try and remove the red clay stains to no avail.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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You can do what the other have suggested - let the clay dry thoroughly then clap the shoes together to loosen it up. A wire brush will help as will using a butter knife to pick it out from between the treads. The red staining is likely permanent, tho. I've purchased every product under the sun to try and remove the red clay stains to no avail.
Have you tried Clorox bleach foam cleaner spray? Just wondered if that would work for the bottom...(and top if they are only white)...
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Hmm, that sounds pretty promising! I don't know. That mud is like cement only dirtier! Must be some PRACTICAL use for it . . thanks!
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Niota, TN
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I guess the best thing to do is buy black shoes. Maybe try slipping off your shoes outside and have some slip on shoes right inside the door to walk around the house in since you have white carpet. Wow you are brave white I guess you don't have kids or dogs...
I thought about trying to make a clay pot out of it. Good luck.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: East Nashville, Tennessee
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First have paper towels handy as you would take paper towels and rub them all across the shoe to absorb the dirt and repeat that until you get most of it out.Then on the bottom of the shoes use Sport Magic shoe cleaner.Sport Magic Shoe Cleaning Products
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