Wish Your Washing Machine Could Clean Sports Shoes? It Can!

Here are some easy-to-follow steps to clean your sports shoes in your washing machine.

Updated August 27, 2019

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Want to make your canvas shoes look as good as new? Don’t worry, it’s not difficult.

Whether you need to freshen the look of your sports shoes or want to clean them thoroughly, this easy and effective washing method is going to work wonders!

Try these simple steps to wash your sports shoes effectively.

Step 1:

Untie and remove the laces and thoroughly brush away loose dirt from the soles and other parts of your sports shoes. You can do this with your hands or by using a brush (an old, stiff paintbrush or an old toothbrush will both work well).

Step 2:

Mix a solution of 1 tsp. of laundry detergent and 1 cup of water. Dip the same brush into this solution and clean the fabric, mesh and rubber areas by gently brushing in the solution. Then, take a clean damp cloth or sponge and wipe off the suds, if any.

Step 3:

Take a mesh bag and place your sports shoes in it. Drop the mesh bag in your washing machine. Add laundry detergent as usual and run a cycle on a cold setting.

Step 4:

After washing them, dry your sports shoes in a well-ventilated area.

The next time you plan to wash your sports shoes in a washing machine, follow the above steps to get them clean and sparkling effortlessly!

Key Step

After washing your sports shoes, if you’re not planning to wear them anytime soon, stuff them with some scrunched up old newspaper. This helps retain their original shape.

Originally published August 27, 2019