How to Take Care of Dirty Running Shoes

 Leave them outside to dry if you have a porch or balcony, and then scrub them with an old toothbrush and some dish soap if they get dirty

If you must wash them in the machine, do it on a cold cycle with a pillowcase and without the laces. The insoles of shoes can be damaged by a hot wash.

There's no need to go out and buy expensive cleaning supplies just to keep your shoes presentable. Unfortunately, if you want the best results, cleaning running shoes is a time-consuming task. 

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You can't cut corners when it comes to drying your shoes after they've been cleaned. Don't place them in the dryer or on top of a radiator. 

Many shoe uppers are heat-molded, therefore exposing them to a direct heat source, such as a radiator, can cause the shoe to lose its form and cause the upper to weaken and melt.

To hasten the drying process, leave your damp shoes in a warm, well-ventilated area or place them in front of a fan. You might also use old newspapers, which should be replaced whenever they get wet.

The best running shoes are an investment, so if you ruin them by washing and drying them improperly, you will be out a lot of money.

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