If cross-country running shoes start to lose an attractive appearance and daily care in the form of surface cleaning and wiping will not solve the problem, then it's time to put shoes gentle wash.

Wash sneakers genuine leather

If running shoes is sewn from genuine leather, nubuck, suede leather or have leather inserts, subjected to washing these shoes is not recommended. Leather does not tolerate excess moisture, swells, loses its shape, and after drying it becomes hard and calloused.

Athletic shoes expensive leather manually cleaned of dirt with warm water with addition of soap or gel for washing. The only thing that can be machine washed, this insoles and shoelaces, if needed. After the removal of stubborn dirt, wipe the shoes clean with a damp cloth and leave to dry. Dried up sneakers cream for leather shoes or baby cosmetic cream.

Shoes from nubuck or suede panels better not expose it to water, and cleaned with a brush and special sprays sold in Shoe stores. To remove stains and make white light skin you can use lemon juice or very diluted water of ammonia.

Machine washable sneaker

Athletic shoes made of textile or synthetic and artificial materials put in order, you can use machine washing. Preliminary preparation for washing is to remove with a damp cloth most of the major impurities and the purification of the soles from the sand and stuck stones. Before washing you must remove the insole and laces and place them together with the shoes in a special washing bag or old pillowcase. However, if does not have and old pillow cases to wash the sneakers together with any old piece of cloth or a small outdoor rugs – this will allow you to pay off the vibration of the washing machine and reduce the beating of shoes on the glass door.

If your washing machine is not equipped with a special function of washing the shoes, then when you select it is best to stick to delicate washing cycles or with a minimum expenditure of time. The water temperature should not exceed 30-40 degrees, the spin mode and automatic drying also needs to be disabled. When you wash bright sneakers to the washing powder you can add a little bleach for linen.

Drying running shoes is made either in the sun or at room temperature without using heaters or radiators. To shoes do not lose shape, inside lay a crumpled newspaper, which change as getting wet. In white sneakers put paper towels, because the printing ink from Newspapers can be imprinted on a light surface.