Is it ok to use a bit of soap to clean running shoes?
Of course, I don't want to ruin them, and I'm happy for them not to look as white and shiny as when they were new - but that dark grey colour the mesh has acquired isn't very appealing either. Using only water, I can get the rubber and plastic bits to a respectable light grey, but it doesn't seem to make any difference to the mesh parts.
Would it be ok to thoroughly soak them and leave them in the water for quite long, or would they start smelling?
Ok, you have made me see the error of my ways. Mind you, I'm not normally someone who'd clean more than absolutely necessary, but they were just so incredibly dirty... They were still soaking wet when I got home this evening though, so they'd better hurry up drying before I want to run on Thursday morning. I gather I shouldn't put them too close to the radiator either, right?
I do pretty much all trail running so get VERY muddy on most runs.I just hose (got a pressure attachment) mine off after every run - they are still looking pretty new AND they are mostly bright yellow!
I find protective sprays are worth using too - help the dirt fall off more quickly and protects the shoes too.
i wash them warm water with a little soap
and i protecet them from direct sunlight or a heater
they were dried shadow place
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