Washing my tennis shoes in the DISH-washer - am I crazy or what :)

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  1. ClubHoUno

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    I tried washing 2 of my Nike Vapor tennis shoes in my normal front loaded washing machine, and I don't think my Bosch washer likes it one bit :lol:

    I've tried washing my caps in my Bosch dishwasher before, with excellent result - so how about washing my tennis shoes in the dish washer instead of in the normal washing machine ?

    Anyone tried this ?

    My normal washer only has washing programs which include at least 400 rpm and up to 1600 rpm and the shoes will destroy the interior from this, so I thought about using the dishwasher for my tennis shoes - am I crazy ?

    My tennis shoes get extremely dirty and completely red from the dry red Euro clay I play on at the moment. It's very dry here so the clay makes my tennis shoes look like sheeettttt :D
     
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  2. FLA10s

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    Honestly i have tried every method and every cleaning product imaginable to clean my shoes, but works best is a regular toothbrush soapy water and some elbow grease.
     
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    I have washed MANY pairs of tennis shoes in front loaders and top loaders, now a high-efficiency top loader. The key is cold water(or cool if your washer has that setting) and putting the shoes in with other items. I use a lightweight tarp(lighter than denim) in my car to protect the cargo area...it's about the size of a full-sized bed sheet. I usually wash it with my shoes(might throw in some 'non-people' towels in the same load) on a regular cycle, cool water, enzyme detergent or bleach-alternative detergent and they come out fine. No need to remove laces...just don't pull them snug. Make sure the shoes get good air circulation when drying. BTW, remove the sock liner before washing...your call on whether they will hold up to the wash cycle...let them run free with the other goodies in the wash or wash by hand.
     
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    People do that all the time. Too bad I wear shoe out in under 3 months so I don't get to do it.
     
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    Normally I would say using a dish washer is a good idea.
    Until I see that you're playing on clay. Personally I wouldn't risk screwing up the internal plumbing of your dishwasher with the pipes clogged with clay.
    I would just use a good detergent/cleaner and do it by hand.
    A few good cleaners would be any shoe cleaner, or pure soap and maybe some hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol.
     
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    hahhaaha. no offense to you my friend, but i think thats a little crazy. why would you wash your shoes with your plates and silverware. kinda nasty if you ask me. but i guess that shows your commitment levels to your tennis shoes. yeah, your shoes may look like sheeettt, but your food may start tasking like sheeet if you continue to wash your shoes in the dishwasher. kinda reminds me of some kid i knew who washed his jeans with rocks in the washer to get stone washed jeans (this really happened).
     
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    but doesnt washing ur shoes takes off the warranty? and I have the 2,3 with that foam and stuff i doubt it ll work, right?
     
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    Thanks for all the replies so far :D

    Cleaning the internal pipes and filter in my dishwasher after the wash will prevent most of the problems. I think.

    I agree that it's kind of nasty to wash your shoes the same place as you wash your dishes, but I will of course run an extra washing program after I washed the shoes, just like I would do if I used the normal washing machine.

    Still not sure - maybe if I remove most of the clay with a toothbrush before the wash, it will be less gross...... :)
     
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    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Best thing to ever be invented if you ask me. It cleans the exterior pretty well. And also you can use it to clean your racquet up a bit.
     
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    ^ This, they really are magic.
     
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