The machine wash can handle not only heavy soiling, but also fill your shoes with fresh smells. This method will also free up time for other concerns to be attended to. How do I wash my shoes correctly and at what temperature? It is recommended to follow simple but important rules, taking all necessary steps in stages:
Take a look at your sports shoes. If your shoes have glued parts on them or if their integrity has been partially compromised, it is best to avoid washing them in a machine. All parts must be stitched properly.
Remove dirt and small stones from the soles. Use a brush and any other handy tool. It is also a good idea to keep your shoes under water to wash off any residual dirt.
You should take out your shoelaces and insole. You can put them in the washing machine with the sneakers or clean them manually. This way, sports shoes will be cleaned much better.
Use a special shoe bag. This is necessary to avoid damage to the drum of the automatic machine as well as the porthole. If such a device is not available, old towels can be placed on the products, which will reduce vibration and improve the quality of washing.
Set the temperature. The temperature should not exceed 40 degrees. This will not affect the integrity of individual elements and will ensure good results.
Select a mode. Each modern automatic machine is equipped with a delicate mode that provides gentle washing, but it is better to use the special program for washing shoes if it is provided by the manufacturer.
Use powder. If there is a necessity to wash a dark pair of sneakers it is better to apply liquid, which will not leave visible marks. It is also possible to add bleaching powder without chlorine to white sneakers.
Turn off unnecessary programs. It is not recommended to use squeezing when washing shoes, and the drying function should not be activated. This can lead to loss of product shape and other deformations.
Press the “Start” button. Keep an eye on the process and wait for a beeper to sound when it is finished.
You must not dry sport shoes on heaters, but you can put them close by tilting the tongue. You can also use the tried and tested method of filling your sneakers with mint paper without colored paint. In summertime it is sufficient to leave a clean pair outdoors, but not in direct sunlight.