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Cleaning shoes

Postby DAG on a bike » Sun Feb 10, 2013 17:56 pm

Not sure of the best place to post this, but over a cake stop seems as good as any.

Tips please, what's the most effective way of cleaning my white Specialized shoes?
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby ben@31 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 17:58 pm

Bucket of soapy water, a sponge, a brush and a lot of elbow grease. Repeat many times.

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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby fish156 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 18:06 pm

The dishwasher. Seriously.

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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Feb 10, 2013 18:20 pm

ben@31 wrote:Bucket of soapy water, a sponge, a brush and a lot of elbow grease. Repeat many times.


indeedy - doing it by hand stops the water leaking too.
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby thegreatdivide » Sun Feb 10, 2013 18:22 pm

Wrap a shoe in a towel, stick the towel and shoe in a pillow case, chuck them in the washing machine at 30C on a short wash. The towel is there to stop the shoes from making a racket.
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby team47b » Sun Feb 10, 2013 18:26 pm

the most effective way of cleaning white shoes is to stop being a tart and buy black shoes :D

not helpful, I know.
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby Clickrumble » Sun Feb 10, 2013 18:49 pm

White shoes! Ooh get you.

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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby Pinno » Sun Feb 10, 2013 20:22 pm

My Sidi's were victim of something I ate sometime before a TT. I went off a little too quick and the Velcro got covered in... well, you know. They have not been right since, its all jammed into the velcro.
Mind you, my mate did the same in a race and then offered me his seatpost cheap. The acid from the regurtitation caused a distinct oxidisation and mis-colouring of a once beautiful fluted alloy campag seat post. I gave him a fiver and spent the next 4 hours polishing the damn thing. It came up good.
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sun Feb 10, 2013 22:27 pm

ben@31 wrote:Bucket of soapy water, a sponge, a brush and a lot of elbow grease. Repeat many times.


+1 on that & I use an old toothbrush too.

You could if they are pretty clean & just need a touch up use some baby wipes are pretty good at cleaning most things.
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby canbakay » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:04 pm

as above, dishwasher. tried and trued.

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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby DAG on a bike » Tue Feb 12, 2013 19:37 pm

team47b wrote:the most effective way of cleaning white shoes is to stop being a tart and buy black shoes :D

not helpful, I know.


I can go with that, but the price was right.
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby Yossie » Tue Feb 12, 2013 19:42 pm

Quick wipe over with a wet wipe does the job nicely.

It also means that you can go and look at preggers burds' norks in Boots when buying them.
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Re: Cleaning shoes

Postby Pinno » Wed Feb 13, 2013 16:25 pm

canbakay wrote:as above, dishwasher. tried and trued.


What, you straightened out your dishwasher with a spoke key ? Confused.
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