Washing Cheer Shoes?

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  1. BowCat

    BowCat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I've read a lot about people washing their shoes in a machine. Does it make them fall apart or ruin the leather? I have the new varsity shoes, part leather part fabric and they look a bit gross after a few months. I'm not sure how to clean the fabric part. Advice?!

     
  2. marissa.d

    marissa.d I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I have the phoenix and machine wash them all the time and they are still going stron after a year
     
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    mollymags I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I always put mine in the dishwasher instead of the washing machine.
     
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    Machine wash is fine as long as it's on the delicate cycle. I find this helps my shoes not get so rugged after a couple washes. Also spot treat on the fabric before you put them in the wash. Try OxyClean and scrub with a toothbrush, weird I know buy it works! You can even dry them in the dryer!
     
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    i've thrown my cp's in the wash several times. i don't know the model of nfinity's they are, but they're also leather/fabric. after a year now, the leather is looking a tiny bit worn, but they look tons better a bit worn, then how they look when they're dirty.
     
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    I've washed evolutions and phoenixes ( this pair for 2 yrs!!) and they both held up fine. with bleach even:)
     
  7. BowCat

    BowCat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! Few more questions:

    Should I put them in a laundry bag or pillowcase or just chuck 'em in? And then how long do they take to dry? I'm a bit scared of putting them in the dryer, I don't have a backup pair if something goes terribly wrong :eek:
     
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    I wash cp's all the time. But I never, EVER dry them in the dryer. Let them air dry. It helps drying time if you can take the insoles out before you wash them.
    Spot Shot and a nail brush works well, too. It's made for carpets but has never hurt the satin part of her Nfinitys.
     
  9. mygirlluvs2fly

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    My cp has the Nfinity Passion. We were told by an Nfinity rep to only wash them via the dishwasher and to never, ever place them in the dryer; however, I'm sure if you wash them on delicate or the hand wash cycle, a washing machine will be fine. I would just be extremely cautious.
     
  10. annika marie

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    i wash them by hand
     
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    katiex0x27 I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    I think, (I'm not completely positive) that if the shoe is fabric that you can use clorox bleach pen! I'm not positive though!!
     
  12. LoveLiveLaughCheer

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    My Nike Sideline I go in the washing machine and they come out fine