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Can you wash rope espadrille soles?

Can you wash rope espadrille soles?
  The title says it all really.
I've just bought a pair of cheap rope-soled wedges from New Look (well 22) to wear with a trouser suit to a wedding reception that's going to be held in a field. It's going to be lovely but I wager it'll be a quagmire. It's in Wales, I'm from Wales, I know these things. Hence the wedges.
I don't like just disposing of stuff so I'm wondering if I'll be able to wash the mud off. They're not a beachy espadrille, they have a proper firm plastic sole, then rope wedge, then a metallicised fabric/ gold leather strap upper.
Has anyone tried this and do they just collapse?


Answers:

Don't soak them as the raffia will come away from the wedge. Wait for them to dry and then brush off as much as you can with a stiff brush - though don't overdo it. Or dab at it with a damp cloth, depending on how big or bad the damage is. The good thing about them is that they are usually cheap enough to buy more than one pair.


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Not sure about the ones with a plastic sole, but I remember getting the beach style ones wet in the 'summer' (:rolleyes: ) rain years ago and they went all soggy and started to unwind.
I probably wouldnt risk it personally!
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eek. Unwinding is bad....
Well I reckon it's a better bet than wearing normal heels and sinking. I shall have to go down the brushing off route....at least the raffia is sort of brown.


Answers:

I went to a very muddy wedding recently and decided to go for dark block heels, which worked OK. Anyone who wore pale shoes, stilettos or sandals was really suffering. :rain:
I think espadrilles would work OK as long as you don't mind them being very muddy afterwards and it isn't actually raining.





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