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Cleaning your Bike Shoes(8 posts)

Cleaning your Bike Shoeslexington476
May 5, 2003 2:41 AM
How can you clean your bike shoes? Can you put them in the washer?
No.the bull
May 5, 2003 3:20 AM
I would do it by hand.Then let them dry out by stuffing them full of news paper.
Saddle Soap...Akirasho
May 5, 2003 12:29 PM
... unless you're talking a mesh upper, saddle soap works great (made for shoes and sold under the "Kiwi" shoe care brand) on leather and lorica.

Dunno 'bout the rest of you... but leather shoes were always spit shined and polished... I still have my kit... and apply a clear wax buffed with a horse hair brush.

http://www.shoeshinekit.com/kiwshopolreg.html
by hand w/ damp cloth...biknben
May 5, 2003 3:55 AM
There's a good chance they will fall apart prematurely if you put them in the washer. The glues that hold them together will weaken.

Just was them by hand with a damp cloth or sponge. If you want to baby them you could finish with a leather conditioner I guess.
by hand w/ damp cloth...BaadDawg
May 5, 2003 6:29 AM
Not to be condescending but anyone who asks if its ok to put bike shoes in the washing machine should be advised to put them in the dishwasher instead. More cleaning power.
why?ColnagoFE
May 5, 2003 7:24 AM
JUst wipe em down every so often with a damp rag. why would you need to deep clean your shoes? if they are that bad, then get some new ones.
re: Cleaning your Bike ShoesNo_sprint
May 5, 2003 9:08 AM
I've never cleaned mine. My spares have so much salt deposit on the outside they've half turned white. I have a cycle, main riders, backups, spin room shoes, Goodwill donation.
jump into shower without undressing after a rainy ride nmelviento
May 5, 2003 9:31 AM