cleaning heavily soiled trail shoes

can i use the washing machine

15 messages
12/09/2010 at 14:54


 Ran the Eridge 10 this morning, fantastic run, yet my trail shoes are caked in mud

 I would really appreciate some advice about cleaning them, could i put them in the washing machine? not sure if I could face cleaning them by hand



12/09/2010 at 14:58

Hail Hail

No.  Hose them down then stuff with newspaper and leave to dry.  Works fine with mine.

12/09/2010 at 15:23

Thanks Running Bhoy

I have taken a deep breath and cleaned them by hand - yuck

12/09/2010 at 17:12

Hail Hail

Big girls blouse .

12/09/2010 at 17:22

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12/09/2010 at 17:58
i was about to say - it's ok for the shoes - but not the washing machine, it gets clogged up with all the grass and grit
12/09/2010 at 19:00
Personally I make the missus do it
12/09/2010 at 19:12
Madlot - you are all heart
12/09/2010 at 19:27
I know
13/09/2010 at 09:49
Running Bhoy wrote (see)

Hail Hail

No.  Hose them down then stuff with newspaper and leave to dry.  Works fine with mine.

Mine usually just get left till next run, then it all cracks/falls off, but if it is really bad, they do get hosed (or sluiced up & down in the water butt)

However, on my most regular fell-race (series now sadly ended - 'The Trunce'), there was a river crossing not far from the finish

13/09/2010 at 09:51
"I've put shoes in the machine many a time. I clean all the excess crap off first, then put them in an old pillow case and put them on a cool wash."


one other tip - don't use detergent - just let the machine agitation get the crap out
seren nos    pirate
13/09/2010 at 10:16

just chuck them in a bucket of cold watwer for an hour..........then remove and pout in the sun..................or more likely stuff with newspapers and dry indoors

or just go and stand in a river at the end ......

13/09/2010 at 21:19
I can never catch mine.
13/09/2010 at 21:31

madlot - stop stalking me!!!

18/09/2010 at 13:51

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