Can you clean your shoes in a washing machine? We’ve probably all asked the question at some point, but not all of us have given it a try.
Well, yes, you can! Whether it’s a grass stain, a clump of mud or if you’ve spilt some ketchup, there’s a chance your footwear may still be brought back to life in your trusty washing machine.
Before you start
- First off, it’s a good idea to check the care label on your shoes. As a general rule, we recommend avoiding washing shoes made from leather, suede, satin or silk as excess water can damage these materials.
- If the care label on your shoes advises you to hand wash, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t pop them in the machine. You may still be able to get them clean using a gentle hand wash programme