How to clean muddy trainers

Most trainers, running shoes and football boots are fine to go into the washing machine, but if there’s mud on, don’t just chuck them in, hoping for the best.

Yes they will emerge clean but any mud stuck to them won’t just go down the drain – it often sits in the bottom of the rubber opening. I discovered quite a wodge of it in mine!

So next time wait till the mud dries and brush off as much as you can before you stick the shoes in the machine.