New Balance 871

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New Balance 871

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I have the 872s so those are what I'm reviewing- wish I'd gone for INOV8s Continue reading...
Good pair of trail shoes would reccomend.Have run 18 miles in them no problem would consider suitable for all distances even an offroad Marathon Continue reading...
works well on soft ground - grippy enough although the sole seems to wear down quite quickly. Continue reading...
Excellent off rounder for fell/trail races and even on/off road 10ks Continue reading...


What's the best way to clean my trainers?
I am told putting them in the washer ruins em?

Posted: 30/10/2005 at 10:25

Joey. I brush mine down as soon as I get back and rinse the sole in warm water under the tap.

If the trainers are muddy I'll spray a detergent solution over them and wipe them down with a cloth.

Leaving them to dry close to the central heating boiler.

If they are absolutely drenched then I'll take the sockliner/inner sole out. Clean and dry that separately, and simply rinse the trainers under a warm tap. Drying them as before.

Posted: 30/10/2005 at 14:24

give it a go cheers

Posted: 30/10/2005 at 15:58

Joey, forgot to mention that I have a couple of pairs of trainers, because they can take a day or two to dry.

If you've got one pair, you may need to leave them closer to a hot radiator.


Posted: 30/10/2005 at 16:22

I thought it was the drying part that knackered the trainers.

If they are wet or if you wash them down it is better to leave them to dry at room temp rather than cooking them beside a boiler. Stuff some newspaper inside them to help the drying process, taking the liner out is a good move.

Posted: 30/10/2005 at 18:07

Sarcy, as far as I know the drying bit is ok as long as its not too hot and the process is slow.

At too high a temp. say 50C in a washer or tumble drier, the hot melt adhesives sticking the shoes together can melt and flow.

Hence you dont want to get your trainers too hot.

Posted: 31/10/2005 at 05:12

Sarcy is right about forced drying though. It breaks down the leather uppers. Dave is right - couple of pairs of trainers on a rotation (running in even slightly damp trainers isn't very good for your feet apparently), and have one pair drying. If possible, somewhere with warm dry air moving over them (if you've got a dehumidifyer, then hanging them on a clothes horse in front of it works nicely).

You can buy odour killer insoles/inserts/spray. I use 2 balls full of odour killing solid of some description - it smells bloody awful, but at least it kills the corpse like smell and replaces it with something a little more palattable.

Posted: 31/10/2005 at 08:57

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