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Article: Why you shouldn't throw your shoes in the washing machine

Waarom je je schoenen niet in de wasmachine moet gooien

Why you shouldn't throw your shoes in the washing machine

This is why you shouldn't throw your shoes in the washing machine...

Yet everyone has done it

Just throw those shoes in the washing machine and they're as good as new again, right? Unfortunately, that's not quite how it works, although it may seem that way sometimes. We are happy to explain to you why you should not put your shoes in the washing machine.

5 Reasons

  • The shoes can be damaged
  • The shoes can deform and shrink
  • The glue may come off
  • The materials may discolour
  • There are better and faster solutions

1. The shoes may be damaged

Due to the friction and moisture in the washing machine, there is a chance that the shoes will be damaged. It is important to be careful, especially with suede shoes. The structure of the suede will fade due to the washing machine. Are you reading this too late? Don't worry! Maybe possible  the Premium Shoe Brush help to regain the structure of the material. Leather shoes are also susceptible to damage in the washing machine.

2. The shoes may deform and shrink

The moisture that is absorbed into the material of the shoes in the washing machine can cause the shoe to deform and shrink. This will cause your shoe to no longer form the shape it was before. Do you want to prevent your shoes from deforming? Then use shoe trees, which will keep your shoes in the correct shape and original condition. You can choose wooden shoe trees , or adjustable plastic shoe trees .

3. The glue may come off

The forces and friction during washing and spinning can loosen the glue on your shoes. This ensures, for example, that the shoe sole comes loose more quickly. You can shorten the lifespan of your shoes considerably by washing them in the washing machine.

4. The materials may discolour

There is a good chance that your shoes will discolour when you wash them in the washing machine. White shoes may seem cleaner than before, but they will never be as white as they were when new. If you have shoes with different colors, you run a high risk of the colors bleeding. This can happen quickly, especially with shoes with suede and nubuck.

5. There are better and faster solutions

In any case, the best way to clean your shoes is not through the washing machine. With the Essential Kit you have the essential products to get your shoes visibly cleaner within 2 minutes than with the washing machine. Do you have shoes made of vulnerable material such as suede? Then you can this blog may be useful to you. Good luck & stay fresh!