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12/4/09

Aloha Friday: Footwear laundry



My Question:

How do you wash your sneakers?

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In my country, we get a bucket of water or in a sink outside, we scrub them with a hard brush and soapy water. Here I don't have the sink outside and not a wash pail to do this so I put them in the washing machine which really icks me out, but at least they come out clean. Shrunk yes and sometimes disfigured, but clean. And yes I use lots of disinfectant too.


Have a wonderful weekend! Aloha!





Kailani says "In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."

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22 comments :

  1. Hmm i generally scrub them with a hard brush and wash them in the sink.. then and only then i throw them in the washing machine:)
    But we don't wear too much snickers generally.. so yeah.. that's not happening very often!

    * my Aloha Friday is up too:)

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  2. I have washed them in past years. Right now I have sneakers I can wipe down. I remember not liking to hear the banging in the washer.

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  3. Not often, but sometimes yes.

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  4. Usually just wipe them down with a rag or scrub brush. I have three boys and they know if their shoes get muddy, they have to clean them themselves.

    Hope you have a great day!

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  5. LOL.. My hubby dose it all the time. I can't stand it. But he thinks it saves them.I thought he was the only one who did things like that. Hubby says there is a sneaker setting on our wash machine,lol. Well I looked and THERE IS!!!

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  6. Love the aloha friday picture! My boys wash theirs in the washer & I hate it! But, we need to, I suppose:)

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  7. When the boys have cheaper sneakers, I toss them into the washer. Now that we have some more expensive I scrub them. I have to look and see I think I bought a sneaker cleaner once, but no clue where I put it.

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  8. I've never washed a pair of shoes. My mom washes hers all the time! I added you to my linky. Sorry it wasn't up when you stopped by!

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  9. I scrub them in the sink and then toss them in the washing machine by themselves. I set them outside in the sun to dry.
    Thanks so much for the heads up on my Skin MD giveaway!
    Hugs and Happy Aloha Friday!!

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  10. used to scrub in the sink..
    now its the washing machine!

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  11. I'll use a special scrub cleaner that I picked up at the Reebok outlet store.
    http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/12/are-you-angry.html

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  12. I do not. We have runners in the family s the shoes are replaced every 200 miles or so, which means every 2 months.

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  13. My sons we usually just wipe or scrub down unless they are really bad then we will throw them in the washing machine.

    Happy Friday!!!

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  14. I use a little 409 on them and that usually spiffs them up a bit.

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  15. Scrub them in the sink, as you do.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  16. wipe them dowm.I don't wash my running shoes!good question!

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  17. Would it gross you out if I said I didn't wash mine?

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  18. Are you supposed to wash sneakers?
    Really?????
    Seriously???????

    Ummmm... Okay, well if the bottoms are caked with mud, then I'd scrape them off the best I could and then scrub the soles. But that's the extent of it. I don't normally wash shoes.

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  19. I don't wash ours either. Just wipe them off if they need to be

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  20. LOL, I don't...I really don't wear sneakers!

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  21. Throw them in the washing machine too.

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  22. Wash my what?

    I don't :)

    Tagged you in a Christmas Meme wanna play
    http://nightowlmama.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-meme-getting-to-know-you.html

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