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So I have some shoes I need to wash/clean, specially the insole but it is glued so I might damage the shoes if I take it out. Wise TSRians, lend me your wisdom!

My shoes are like these ones.
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What material are the shoes?

If trainers, I usually tie mine inside a pillow case then wash on a gentle / cold cycle
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I have to wash my trainers often (after mtbiking) and what I find to be most effective is one of those power washer things or a hose. You wash all the mud off then stuff them with newspaper and leave them to dry


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What material are the shoes?

If trainers, I usually tie mine inside a pillow case then wash on a gentle / cold cycle
My shoes are like these ones.
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I have to wash my trainers often (after mtbiking) and what I find to be most effective is one of those power washer things or a hose. You wash all the mud off then stuff them with newspaper and leave them to dry


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Can you be more detailed please? What is a hose? Example of power washer?
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Can you be more detailed please? What is a hose? Example of power washer?
Do you have a tap that is like outside your house?? If so you can buy a hose which is like a long tube type thing and you can connect it up to the tap and wash the shoes with that. You can also connect the hose to this machine called a power washer. It's basically an addition that fires the water out at really high pressure and it is great for cleaning stuff. You can buy these at like local garden stores, b&q, halfords etc.


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This is the power washer we have


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This is the power washer we have


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I don't have a tap outside my house. But I guess I can always handwash, my only concern was whether or not shoes are suitable to be hand-washed/washing machine-washed? Thanks for your response, Alexandraa.
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I don't have a tap outside my house. But I guess I can always handwash, my only concern was whether or not shoes are suitable to be hand-washed/washing machine-washed? Thanks for your response, Alexandraa.
Well I'd just take a bucket of soapy water outside with them and give them a good scrubbing they dry them with the newspaper inside


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Well I'd just take a bucket of soapy water outside with them and give them a good scrubbing they dry them with the newspaper inside


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Would you scrub inside too? The textile material inside might not tear apart because of the scrubing?
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Would you scrub inside too? The textile material inside might not tear apart because of the scrubing?
No I wouldn't unless they are dirty on the inside if they need a freshen then use those shoe ball things when you aren't wearing them.


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Just don't be too aggressive with the scrubbing!


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Then just put some good leather protector on the outside (I assume they look like leather)


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No I wouldn't unless they are dirty on the inside if they need a freshen then use those shoe ball things when you aren't wearing them.


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One last question The insoles are glued and I cannot remove them they are sligthly smelly and I would want to wash them properly. What could I do?

Thanks, Alex!
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One last question The insoles are glued and I cannot remove them they are sligthly smelly and I would want to wash them properly. What could I do?

Thanks, Alex!
Well I would just sponge them on the inside with warm soapy water then let them dry outside
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