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Hi yall.

Have been doing a bit mor3 running recently coming back from injury and my normal runs take me along forest trails which are muddy when wet.

They are not generally soft enough to wear anything specialised so I wear my normal running shoes. But this means they end up wet and muddy. I usually end up drying them under the radiator and don't worry bout cleaning the dirt off but does anyone have any tips for getting you shoes looking cleaner again?
 

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+1 for just water and a brush, then let them dry naturally somewhere warm ish like under the stairs. Why do you want your trainers to look clean...! :)
Some as I get in I bang them on the house wall which removes most of the loose mud, the Mrs love's this!
 

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Bullseye I want them to be clean fot practical reasons eg when I have to take them to races etc or when leaving them in thr kitchen when drying looks better when they are clean. Also I would think they would last longer as when I was playing rugby I cleaned my boots weekly in order to keep them
 

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I have been told by several people who sell shoes that clean shoes last longer. Not sure why that is but there you go.

Don't put them on the radiator. Thats another big no no apparently. Prematurly ages shoes and can change the shape so the fit goes weird too.. Stuff with news paper and room temperature does it for me.
 

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Bullseye I want them to be clean fot practical reasons eg when I have to take them to races etc or when leaving them in thr kitchen when drying looks better when they are clean. Also I would think they would last longer as when I was playing rugby I cleaned my boots weekly in order to keep them
Well I never used to clean my rugby boots hence only lasting a season if I was lucky! I care more for my running trainers for some reason! :)
 

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I always wash peat off my shoes ASAP as its very low pH, someone told me it gets down to 2.1 which is effectively battery acid!

Normal mud I just bash it off when its dry.

I put my lads trainers in the washing machine with no ill effects.
 

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Cleaning your shoes regularly prolongs the lifespan of them. Don't use a washing machine. To clean them I take out the insoles first and use an old nail brush and water to scrub the mud off. Remember to get the dirt out from inside the shoe too. To dry them just stuff them with newspaper and ideally leave the shoes at room temperature. Keep the insoles out to dry separately (dries quicker).
 

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Don't put them on the radiator. Thats another big no no apparently. Prematurly ages shoes and can change the shape so the fit goes weird too...

What?? Blimey!. This actually makes some sense considering my trainers seem to be expanding in size and taking the shape of a brick. :worried:
 

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I run through puddles, not the ideal way but it works for me, I'm to lazy when im home i struggle to clean my bike after a ride :p
 

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I have been told by several people who sell shoes that clean shoes last longer. Not sure why that is but there you go.

Don't put them on the radiator. Thats another big no no apparently. Prematurly ages shoes and can change the shape so the fit goes weird too.. Stuff with news paper and room temperature does it for me.
Alright then.
 
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