My trail shoes are in a right state. They are caked in dried on mud, and a lovely muddy colour where muddy water has dried in. It was a bit wet last time I used them
How do people clean their shoes, I was thinking about sticking them in the washing machine, but not sure if this is a good idea or not.
I think I'll give it a go. They are really bad, so I think it worth a try.
Just wanted a bit of re-assurance that I wasn't completely nuts for considering it
Just don't put them on a hot setting!
Or put them in the oven, I did that with a a pair of shoes and a pair of jeans once as a teenager. The shoes melted a bit.
How to clean shoes? Aim for the puddles on the roads .... or go for a run on the roads when it's pouring down.
Trail shoes are meant to be brown, mucky etc. And (on my rural routes) ... the tracks are used by cows & horses; the fields have been sprayed with fully fermented slurry, I'm hoping the brown stuff is mainly mud.
Although I have been known to hose mine down a few times.
Mick wrote (see)
or go for a run on the roads when it's pouring down.
North London Runner:
Washing trail shoes is taking human vanity to an unacceptable level.
A bit like men wearing makeup.
Now obviously I would never wash my running shoes, but if I did then I would get a basin of hot water and a nail brush and that would generally take care of business.
I hadn't even mentioned the time that I painted my toenails to prevent them from cracking during a long race!
Pete S wrote (see)
In my experience, the're only going to get filthy again so half the time I don't bother cleaning them. If they get really bad, I just bang the worst of the mud off, give them a scrub in cold water and hang them up to dry naturally.
In my experience, the're only going to get filthy again so half the time I don't bother cleaning them. If they get really bad,
I just bang the worst of the mud off, give them a scrub in cold water and hang them up to dry naturally.
Mine might get, at the most, a soaking in the Water-Butt/a scrubbing with the 'yard-brush', before being left to dry (I do stuff them with newspaper in speed up the process though)
That;s if the fell-race/'XC' run isn't wet enough to clean them off over the last mile or so....
Works for my 'Mud-Claw 330's, 'Roc-Lite 315s', & Mizuno 'Wave Harriers'
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