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Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:56 pm
by mellowJohnny
Time to clean the Sidis - the white mesh bits just ain't so white anymore. I'm planning to remove the insoles, scrub them with a soft brush and dish soap, then a thorough rinse and air dry.

Anyone have a different tried and true approach? Something other than dish soap? Washing machine?

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:30 pm
by cdncyclist
What works for me:

Magic eraser for the smooth bits
Oxiclean sprayed on for the mesh / other parts and let soak in. Some scrubbing can help here also.
Then tie up into a pillowcase (just to avoid them scraping) and put into the washing machine

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:30 pm
by Weenie

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:54 pm
by euan
Each one goes in a tied pillow case, into the washing machine with a couple of towels. All good.

Alternatively, you can get stuff from a company that does sneaker cleaning products

https://www.sneakerser.com/collections/clean-protect

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:16 pm
by TonyM
Cleaning/ degrease wipes

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:15 am
by velov
A little degreaser or magic eraser followed with dish soap works well. I cover mine with waterproofing spray afterwards, makes cleaning tyre/grease marks a lot easier.

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:10 am
by ubers
I find that soaking them in warm soapy water (with a drop of dishwashing liquid) for an hour or so, then scrubbing them, also helps to remove some of the grime.

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:49 am
by uraqt
SIdi, has said in the past no washing machines....and while it didn't destroy my old ones broke them down.. they are still usable but they are way softer...

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:47 am
by benzebub
baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide. Combine both in a bowl, container,.. until you get a thick paste and spread this paste across the shoe.
Let the shoes sit for an hour or a bit longer and scrub them with a dishwashing sponge and some hot water.

Did this on my white Lake's last week and they looked as if I just took them out of the box. Ofcourse try a small testspot first to see if the upper doesn't react bad to the mixture.

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:00 pm
by mellowJohnny
Thanks for all the tips gents - I went with a pre-soak of OxiClean on the mesh, scrubbed and rinsed, then popped them in the washing machine. Really impressed with the results - almost good as new.

Thanks all!

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:00 pm
by Weenie

Re: Shoe Cleaning Tips?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:28 pm
by euan
Forgot to say a cold wash and slowest spin or rinse and hold