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I'm a runner, so my sneakers mean a lot to me. That's why I hate it when they get dirty. Luckily, sneakers are easy to clean—and you can even use the washing machine!

Whether you just finished a Tough Mudder or just want to freshen up your comfy kicks, it's still important to do some prep work to keep your sneakers from getting damaged. Here's how to get your sneakers looking bright and clean in under 40 minutes.

What You Need:

• Dirty sneakers!
• A washing machine
Liquid detergent
• 3 tablespoons of baking soda
• A pillowcase or wash bag
• A sneaker brush cleaner
• Several towels

Prep Time Needed: Overnight
Total Time Needed: Approximately 40 minutes, depending on the washer
Difficulty: Easy