The converse is one of the most popular types of shoes for men and women. They have so many different styles, colors, prints, and materials that everyone can find a pair they love. However, this style of shoe has some drawbacks that you should know about before buying them. There is no machine-washable Converse. This means you must hand-wash them to keep them clean and fresh at all times. How do you do that? Read on to learn how to clean your Converse shoes in the washing machine.
How To Wash Converse In The Washing Machine?
1. Determine how much fabric you need to wash
The first step to washing your Converse in the washing machine is deciding how much fabric you’ll be removing. When it comes to washing clothes, the less you wash, the better. When your shoes are completely dry, they should be stored in their original box or bag until they are needed again. However, if your Converse is looking a little dingy and needs freshening up, then it’s time to wash them!
2. Determine how often you’ll need to wash them
The next step is figuring out when you’ll need to wash your Converse again. It depends on a few factors like what type of fabric they are made from and how often you wear them. If you don’t wear them very often and only wear them for special occasions, then once every six months is a good amount of time between washes. However, if you wear them every day and want to keep the look fresh all the time, then going through an entire pair of shoes each month is perfectly fine!
3. Find out how many pounds per square inch each material weighs
When it comes to determining how many pounds per square inch (lbs/skin) each material weighs in grams per square yard (g/sqyd), it helps if you have some clothing reference points handy that will provide this information for you; otherwise, there are charts online that can help you figure it out. To make things easier, there are some common fabrics that have been listed below that you can use to reference weight and density.
4. Determine how many inches each material will be washed in
The next step is figuring out how many inches your Converse will be washed in at a time. For example, if one of your Converse is made of canvas, you’ll need to determine how many times it needs to be washed (at least once) before it’s completely dry. If the canvas is cotton, then you’ll need to determine how many times they will be washed (at least once) before they are completely dry. Once you have this information, go ahead and multiply by .61 for cotton and .78 for the canvas to find out how much water each material weighs per square inch or pound per square inch (lbs/skin).
5. Determine the amount of detergent needed per load of laundry
The next step is determining the amount of detergent needed for each load of laundry; since detergents vary by fabric type, use your favorite brand and follow the instructions on the back or side of the bottle. If you don’t have a favorite brand or if it wasn’t provided on the bottle, then follow these guidelines: 1 tbsp per 1/4 cup of water and 1 cup per 3 gallons of water should do the trick! However, if your Converse is made of canvas or other materials that can shrink, you may need to use more detergent than this.
6. Determine how many ounces of water each material can absorb
The next step is determining how much water each material can absorb. If your Converse is made of canvas, then this number is the amount of water that it will take for the shoes to be completely dry (after being washed). However, if your Converse is made of cotton and has a tendency to shrink after being washed, then you’ll need to add an additional amount of water based on what type of cotton you used and how much it shrinks after washing. For example, if your cotton is a 100% cotton blend, then you’ll need to add around 10% extra water (for every 1/4 cup of fabric) when calculating how many ounces it will take for the fabric to be completely dry (after being washed). Again, if your cotton has a tendency to shrink after washing, then you’ll need to add an additional amount based on what type of cotton you used and how much it shrinks after washing. For example… If your cotton is a 100% cotton blend and has a tendency to shrink 5%, then you’ll need around 15% more water when calculating how many ounces it will take for the fabric to be completely dry (after being washed). If your Converse is made from canvas or other materials that don’t have a tendency to shrink after washing, then you can use the amount of water that each material can absorb. For example.
7. Determine how much detergent to add to the water
The final step is determining how much detergent to add to the water! The more detergent you use, the longer it will take for your Converse to dry (after being washed). However, if you’re using a fabric softener, then this step is unnecessary because fabric softeners won’t be used in this experiment. There are many different brands of detergents out there and some are better than others; however, we’ll be using Tide Pods for this experiment. Tide Pods are cheaper and more environmentally friendly than Tide liquid laundry detergents but they still work great!
What Is The Advantage Of A Washing Machine?
- Drying machines are much faster than drying racks. They can dry your clothing in about half the time!
- They help to save water by not drying your clothes on the line.
- They help to save you money in the long run, since they don’t require you to wash as many items of clothing as you would if you dried them on a rack or hung them outside to dry.
- They are safer for small children, pets, and other fragile items of clothing that won’t fit inside a washing machine.
- You can wash more clothes in one load by using a washing machine than by hand-washing in a basin or sink, which saves time and energy.
What Is The Disadvantage Of A Washing Machine?
- Washing machines are more expensive to purchase than drying racks. You’ll need to buy one if you want to use your washing machine. They take up space on your kitchen counter, which can be inconvenient when you have limited counter space in your kitchen.
- They can be loud when they’re running, so it’s best to put them in a room where other people won’t hear them (ie: the laundry room).
- If your clothes get stuck in the agitator or spin cycle, then it will take longer for them to dry (after being washed).
- If the water level gets too low while it is in use, then it will stop and won’t continue until the water level is raised again (if you’re planning on using a washing machine) or until the clothes are removed from the agitator and placed back inside so that they can dry completely (if you’re planning on drying clothes outside).
Tips To Keep Your Converse Fresh And Clean
- Good quality, clean clothes are always better than cheap clothes that have been worn and stained.
- Don’t wear your Converse shoes in the shower or bathtub! You could get a serious infection if you do this as it can transfer to your skin and cause an infection if you don’t wash your feet properly afterward.
- Don’t wear your Converse shoes when they’re wet or damp, as this can cause mildew and mold to grow on them (this is not a problem with breathable mesh sneakers since they breathe).
- If you want to keep them from getting dusty, then try using a pair of socks that are made out of something like cotton or wool (no synthetic fibers) instead of just wearing regular socks with them.
The converse is a very versatile type of footwear, yet sometimes they’re best washed in the washing machine. You can clean your Converse by sorting them by color and then placing them in a mesh bag or washing tub. Make sure to use a mild detergent and clean them on a gentle cycle. Be sure to dry your Converse properly by placing them on a clean towel and letting them air-dry. For best results, store your clean Converse in a shoe bag or cedar shoe box to prevent them from collecting dust.