Whenever you need to wash your shoes, it’s still important to do some preparation work to keep your sneakers/Merrell from getting damaged by the machine. Here are the steps you have to follow to get your sneakers to look bright and clean in above 40 minutes.
Dirty sneakers; a washing machine; liquid detergent; 3 tablespoons of baking soda; a pillowcase or wash bag; a sneaker brush cleaner; several towels(preferably the ones you’re no more using)
Steps to follow:
Firstly, sprinkle sneakers with three tablespoons of baking soda in each shoe the night before and leave it overnight. Remove it in the morning.
Secondly: Remove the laces and put them inside a pillowcase or wash bag to prevent them from getting tangled—place them in the washer. Wipe as much mud and debris off your sneaker as possible with a brush cleaner or an old toothbrush.
Thirdly: Next, add your shoes to the washer along with some towels. We recommend about 4 to 6. Putting towels will help to balance the load and prevent your sneakers from slapping loudly against the inside of your washer.
Furthermore: Choose liquid detergent, run the washer on a cold delicate cycle. According to your washer, the wash time may take from 30 to 40 minutes.
Finally: Let your sneakers air dry after removing them from the washer. AVOID putting shoes in the dryer, as the heat may warp them or damage the glue that keeps them together.
∎ Five tips for Washing Merrell Shoes
When your Merrell shoes are looking a little dirty to wear lately (and maybe are smelling bad), you might be tempted to put them in the washing machine to clean them. Before adding the detergent, check out our tips below on safely cleaning your Merrells shoes so you can get your shoes looking nice and new again without damaging them. Merrell officially recommends hand-washing for all of their shoes. However, some people successfully wash their Merrells shoes in the machine even though it’s not recommended.
Here are some pieces of advice:
- Put your shoes into the machine with a load of clothes and add the usual amount of detergent. Choose a warm or cold water cycle. When you finish, let your shoe air-dry overnight.
- Feel free to remove the laces/ insoles or not; they’ll get clean if you leave them as is.
- To cushion your shoes, make sure you add clothes or a couple of towels to the machine.
- To get your shoes dry rapidly, prop them up in front of a fan or under the sun.
The following shoes are not suitable for washing machines and should be given to professionals:
Leather or dress Shoes; Suede; Rubber boots or wellies.