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Can sneakers go in the washing machine? It seems my kids find every mud puddle in existence and I’m forever scrubbing sneaks and joggers by hand. Nightmare! Would if be OK to throw them straight into the washing machine?

Posted by anon, 26/09/13

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  • I have put them in the front loader many times – usually on a more gentle cycle though. magic erasers are good for getting some marks off too,

  • I think you can but personally I wouldn’t. I’d buy them dark coloured joggers instead. :)

  • Yes, I think so. Not sure if it’s good for the machine, though. Maybe cushion them with some towels or sheets or somesuch.

  • You can wash them just do them on their own on a gentle cycle. Newspaper inside also quickens the drying process.

  • Yes you can. I never have though. I wash them by hand.

  • Interesting answers,l would have never thought to put my sneakers in the washing machine!

  • Yes, my son did that and his shoes turned out so clean . I probably wouldn’t mix with your other nice clothes so that part is hard as I don’t want to put in with undergarments or nice blouses, shirts etc .. Now I come to think of it I forgot to ask how my son did it .!.. thanks

  • Yes I have washed my 7 you.

  • We wash our shoes all the time

  • Yes, I do it with husbands sneakers often.

  • Cool! Really interesting comments read on this!

  • Yep – I do! They don’t last as long

  • Yes

  • I put them in a pillow case to stop them banging about in the machine. Also it is better to take out the laces.

  • Yes I would! They may just take a couple days to dry though.

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