Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

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Portland Bill
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Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby Portland Bill » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:05 am

I wear FiveTen Freeriders and after a muddly afternoon at Hamsterley Forest yesterday they are absolutely caked in mud.

So far I decided just to let the mud dry and then use a stiff brush to get rid of the bulk of it but I just wondered how you lot keep them clean without ruining them or making them stink which is my experience of cleaning shoes in the past.

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby DodgeT » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:40 am

I just do the same and every now and then give them a good spray of odour eater stuff. I did spray a load of waterproofing spray on them a while back which seemed to help a little too.

Best way to stop them smelling is to dry as fast as possible, cause if you leave them damp for ages, they will stink and probably rot. I stick mine in the airing cupboard (in a cloth bag) and they're usually dry in a day. Oh and take the insoles out.

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby eskimonumber1 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:55 am

I put my Freeriders in the washing machine every now and then, stuff with old newspapers after and they're good to go in no time.

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby clamps81 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:19 pm

eskimonumber1 wrote:I put my Freeriders in the washing machine every now and then, stuff with old newspapers after and they're good to go in no time.


Pretty much exactly this. Seem to be doing fine so far.
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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby BigJimmyB » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:21 pm

I hose mine off when still wet
Dry on radiator/airing cupboard stuffed with newspaper
Brush off any remaining cack

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby tiny_pens » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:30 pm

Just use this stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7is6r6zXFDc

Never need to wash them again :D

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby Portland Bill » Sat Apr 27, 2013 17:25 pm

Where do you buy that stuff?

Could fancy painting my bike with that!

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby thekickingmule » Sat Apr 27, 2013 20:50 pm

Buy some waterproof spray from a shoe shop, that helps quite a bit. For the mud, I try to wash it off whilst washing the bike, and then leave them to dry. I need some odour eater spray for after though
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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby Portland Bill » Sat Apr 27, 2013 20:58 pm

That's my main concern. My experience in the past of getting shoes wet usually ends in them smelling like a dead dog's ars*.

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby MrM » Sat Apr 27, 2013 21:25 pm

Washing machine 30c

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby Portland Bill » Mon May 20, 2013 16:34 pm

I know I'm a dick, but do you guys put detergent in the washing machine with them or not? I'm just worried coz last time I put a pair of trainers in the washing machine they smelled absolutely rotten from then on.

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Re: Looking after my FiveTen shoes...

Postby Concorde » Mon May 20, 2013 17:08 pm

I just stuff them full of newspaper when wet and replace it a couple of times for the following few days. Just let the mud flake off.


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