Shoes need to be taken care of especially if you train outdoors. So it is a good idea to wash them from time to time to remove dirt and sweat.
As always, the first thing you should do is check the label. It should have information on whether you can wash your shoes in the washing machine or not.
If you can, remove the insoles so you can wash them properly. Soles are often made of a synthetic foam that you do not want to get too wet, as it will take a long time to dry completely.
Regardless of whether you plan to hand wash or machine wash your shoes, remove the shoelaces first.
Try to get rid of most of the dirt with a brush or cloth before washing them, make sure you scrub the undersole and all places where mud collects.
You should then wash them in cold or lukewarm water with liquid detergent. If the label says you can wash them in the machine, it is now time to put them in the washing machine. Shoes will only tumble around and damage the drum and themselves if you do not put anything extra in the washing machine, such as a towel is a good alternative. If you want to wash the shoelaces, put them in a laundry bag. This prevents them from getting stuck in the drum holes or the rubber seal.
If your washing machine does not have a cold washing program, select the lowest possible temperature.
Recommended products are:
Re: Claim Original / Re: Claim Sensitive 500 ml
• Removes odors and stains in exercise equipment
• For hand and machine washing, works from 0 degrees
• Environmentally friendly and eco-labeled with Good Environmental Choice
• Works with all materials, very gentle against fibers and pressure
• Manufactured and produced in Sweden