View Full Version : washing ballistecs

09-12-2009, 12:10 PM
my white ballistic 1.3's are filthy and definatly need to be washed, the little nubs are stained greenish from grass, will putting them in the washing machine clean the nubs and will the shoes not be damaged?

09-12-2009, 12:53 PM
From what i understand putting shoes in the washing machine is a bad idea i use a product called Goo Gone or something like that anyway its a powerful cleaner just put some on a rag and use some elbow grease :) its works well on the drag-on on my vapours

roger nadal
09-12-2009, 03:02 PM
i have the white and yellow ballistecs i would love to find out how to wash mine
if it helps i stick my barricades in with towels that i use to dry my car the towels scrub your shoes for you

09-12-2009, 06:10 PM
I know running shoes break down if you put them in the washing machine. Don't know about tennis shoes, but they are made from similar materials so I'd think it would not be a good idea. I always clean the soles of my shoes with some general cleaner (like Formula 409 or Fantastik) and a wet toothbrush. Spray it on, scrub with the wet brush, and rinse off.

09-12-2009, 06:17 PM
instead of putting it in the washing machine, run ir through your sink and rub the firt and grime off
my mom does that to my shoes and they are fine

09-15-2009, 12:32 PM
i have the black ones.

09-17-2009, 12:39 PM
You can machine wash them but do not machine dry them.

09-17-2009, 01:20 PM
if you put the shoes in the washing machine, i recommend placing each shoe in a separate pillow case and tie a knot. I have done this many times with other shoes (Nike running shoes) and have had great results. You must take shoe laces off as well as the insoles of the shoe and then dry them outside or over a vent in your house.

West Coast Ace
09-18-2009, 08:43 AM
1 old toothbrush + some anti-bacterial soap = works great.