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    Is it okay to wash Converse in the washing machine? Anyone done this with no adverse results - ie. shrinkage or complete fading of colour?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Not sure, probably best to throw the cat in 1st and see whats results you get. oO

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    transit

    Not sure, probably best to throw the cat in 1st and see whats results you … Not sure, probably best to throw the cat in 1st and see whats results you get. oO



    Cat's a completely different colour to the shoes and he has a colourfast dye on so we know he's okay.

    Washed converse loads of times, partners faded, mine didn't. Had mixed results with vans too.

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    Mattwood1

    Washed converse loads of times, partners faded, mine didn't. Had mixed … Washed converse loads of times, partners faded, mine didn't. Had mixed results with vans too.



    Did they shrink at all?

    I would wash them in a pillowcase, just for some extra protection, I always do this with my kids trainers/converse x

    Original Poster

    Thanks all. Off to put a wash on now!

    Didn't shrink, dried on radiator. Also used pillow case with some extra powder in to wash

    tried washing the panther once. It bit me.

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    They look great, come up a treat and look like new.

    RosieWoo

    I would wash them in a pillowcase, just for some extra protection, I … I would wash them in a pillowcase, just for some extra protection, I always do this with my kids trainers/converse x



    Thats a great idea.... i washed my brand new trainers by soaking them in a bucket of water and wahing up powder.... as i wanted the dirt to come of with no problem i then stupidly procedded to pour over near boiling water (89.9 C if you must know). This removed the plastic coating on the leather and shapped the trainers with the toe area pointing up............ by the time i finished they looks like ali babas nike trainers.... needless to say i did not wear them again but they come in great use when i paint :). moral of the story..........dont be stupid!!!

    P.s. i was 15 at the time so i am obviously excused!

    Mattwood1

    Washed converse loads of times, partners faded, mine didn't. Had mixed … Washed converse loads of times, partners faded, mine didn't. Had mixed results with vans too.




    which van??? i have a friend who is sick and tired of washing thier transit..... does a pillow case really work?
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