Skechers is a shoe manufacturer that makes Shape-ups. Shape-ups are shoes designed to tone the legs and buttocks during wear. The shoes have an enlarged sole that puts the wearer slightly off balance. In order to regain balance, your muscles contract to shift your body weight, thereby toning and tightening the legs. If you wear your Shape-ups outdoors, you may wind up with dirty shoes. Fortunately, you can clean your shoes with a few household items.
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Things you need
- Warm water
- 1 tbsp mild washing powder
- Laundry sink or garden hose
- Old toothbrush
- Dry cloth
Fill the bucket with warm water. Add about 1 tbsp washing powder and mix to dissolve.
Remove your shoelaces from the Shape-ups. Drop them into the soapy water to soak.
Dunk the toothbrush into the soapy water and begin scrubbing the exterior of the shoe. Use small, circular motions to scrub away dirt and stains.
Scrub the entire exterior until your Shape-ups are clean.
Soak the toothbrush in soapy water, then shake out to remove excess water. Begin scrubbing the interior in the same manner. Scrub away any dirt or stains from the tongue, sole and sides.
Hold the shoes under a running stream of water. A laundry sink or garden hose works well. Gently rinse the soapy water from the shoes.
Wipe the shoes down with a clean, dry cloth. Dab away any excess water.
Lay your shoes on a flat surface in the open air. It will take about eight hours for them to dry completely.
Agitate the shoelaces in the soapy water. Rub them together to remove any dirt.
Hold the laces under running water to rinse; wring out, and then hang to dry in the open air.
Tips and warnings
- Washing your running shoes a the laundry machine can damage them. Avoid misshapen, scuffed shoes by washing them by hand.
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