Little survey: trail shoes

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29/04/2013 at 13:44

After wet / muddy runs I remove insoles, stuff shoes with newspaper and hang to dry in boiler room. Next day I bash them to loosen dried mud, replace insoles and they're good to go again. 

Only my barefoot shoes go in the washing machine as no insole or cushioning to ruin. And only when they can virtually walk there themselves 

05/05/2013 at 12:05

I don't get it, so long as the mud isn't on the inside I see no problem 

17/05/2013 at 18:31

If it's been a proper mud/swampy run - hose down along with muddy kit then stuff with newspaper and leave on windowsill.  If it's just a splattering - leave to dry and bang them together before the next outing


27/05/2013 at 15:05

Given some of the discussions I've seen about mud eating through uppers of lightweight trail shoes... I wash mine under the cold tap outside, with the help of an old toothbrush, let them drain for a few minutes then stuff them with newspaper to help them dry out - replace the newspaper when it gets soggy.

30/05/2013 at 23:09

What is this cleaning you speak of?

05/06/2013 at 21:06

Sit in a stream. If it's really cold, stand in a stream.

08/06/2013 at 17:41

road salt and far more harmful to your shoes than mud...

I do find the use of bright colours in trainers a waste of they only look good until you run in the mud...after all mud and trail running to me..running on hard dry ground is akin to road running....


21/06/2013 at 14:39

I pick up mud encrusted trainers, shake them to get any loose stuff out from the inside, put on, go for run, get home, leave to dry.

Did I forget to mention get shouted at by Mrs C at various points in the process?


24/06/2013 at 18:23

I agree with Debra Bourne except I do it in th sink!


03/07/2013 at 08:48

I usually find a freezing cold stream does it.....but then some silly bugger takes us through miles of mud and back to caked in mud again.

I dread to think what my group runs through in the winter so clean off every time and slow dry.

This time of year its just dust and little mud no cleaning :-] 


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