How To Wash Shoes In The Washing Machine





Washing your shoes in the washing machine is a great way to ensure that they are clean and ready for your next use. However, there are some things you should consider before washing them in this manner.


Which shoes are machine washable?

When you're deciding which shoes to wash in your machine, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, if the shoe has leather, suede, rubber, and vinyl, you'd better hand wash those with a sponge and some gentle soap. Some leather shoes can be washed in the machine, but they must be specifically designed for machine washing. Suede and suede-like shoes should not be machine washed, as the agitator can damage the material. Rubber shoes may be machine washed, but it is best to check the manufacturer's instructions first. Vinyl shoes can be machine washed, but they may become misshapen or cracked in the process.


It's generally safe to wash shoes made of fabrics like canvas, nylon, cotton, and polyester in a washing machine. However, it's best to check the manufacturer's instructions or the care label on the shoes to make sure they are suitable for machine washing. Laundry detergent shouldn't harm these materials as they are strong.

To avoid harming your shoes, take them to a shoe repair and cleaning specialist if they are made of delicate material (such as silk) or include beading, embroidery, sequins, or other embellishments.


Before We Start

When you're washing shoes in the washing machine, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • The first thing is that you should use a gentle detergent--you don't want to ruin your shoes by using something too harsh.
  • Secondly, add only a small amount of detergent (a tablespoon or two should do) and use warm water instead of hot water. Hot water can shrink leather and cause elastic bands on athletic shoes to become brittle over time because it causes them to dry out faster than normal; also avoid bleach because it could damage the color of some fabrics and materials used for making footwear products.
  • Finally, don't add fabric softener! Your goal here is not just cleanliness but also longevity: You want these things to look good for as long as possible!

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Pre-Cleaning the Shoes

Before you toss your shoes in the washing machine, do a pre-cleaning first!

  • First, try removing any surface debris with a damp rag and clean off any dirt or debris on the soles of your shoes with a toothbrush and warm soapy water.
  • You also want to remove any insoles and laces if they're removable (some aren't). If they're removable, wash them by hand; otherwise, just give them a good wipe-down with a damp cloth before putting everything back together again once dry.
  • Once all that's done, rinse off all traces of soap from each shoe individually until no dirt remains.



  • Add extra padding in the washing machine to cushion the shoes. You can use old towels, pillows, or blankets for this purpose--it doesn't matter what kind of fabric you choose as long as it's soft enough to protect your footwear from getting damaged by being tossed around by hard plastic parts within the drum of your washer!
  • Place the shoes in a mesh garment bag or pillowcase. The washing machine will be able to agitate and spin the shoes more effectively if they are not loose and moving around inside it.
  • Use cold water when washing athletic sneakers because hot water can cause shrinkage while cold water allows them room to stretch out after drying so they don't become too tight on feet later on during use again.


Extra tips:

  • To avoid color bleeding, it's best to wash light-colored shoes separately from dark-colored ones.
  • To avoid damaging your shoes, it's best to use a gentle, low-spin cycle when washing them in the machine.

The TCL washing machine is a hygiene care expert. You can select from a variety of settings, including steam wash, spray wash, and heat sterilization, all of which have more powerful and effective but quieter motors.



The best way to dry your shoes is to stuff them with clean rags or paper towels, then place them in the sun. 

You can also use a shoe dryer if you have one, but be aware that the heat and tumbling can damage or warp shoes.

Remember, to avoid mold and mildew growth, it's important to air out your shoes completely before storing them.


The TCL TWW-C100BD12XG 10kg DD Inverter Front Loading Washer is equipped with advanced washing technologies that make it the perfect choice for people who hate doing laundry. With its 10kg capacity, this washer is ideal for large households and can easily accommodate multiple pairs of shoes. The DD Inverter technology ensures a quiet and efficient washing process, while the heat sterilization setting ensures that your shoes are not only clean but also hygienically sanitized. The front-loading design of the TCL P210FLW makes it easy to load and unload, and the adjustable feet ensure that it fits snugly in any space.



In conclusion, washing shoes in the washing machine can be a convenient way to clean and refresh them, but it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and take the necessary precautions to avoid damaging the shoes. The TCL P210FLW 10kg DD Inverter Front Loading Washer is the perfect solution for anyone looking for an efficient and hassle-free way to clean their shoes.

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