Once again I started to notice that the cycling shoes were getting funky. A couple of years ago I spent an afternoon defunkifing the shoes but this time it was late afternoon and I did not want to dig out the bucket (I briefly thought about putting them in the Jacuzzi tub).
I had read that you could put the shoes in the dishwasher (when your better half was not around).
I checked over my should and decided to try it out. I placed two pairs of shoes on the top rack. I set the dishwasher to the non-heat setting.
I was disappointed with the results. They were cleaner but not super clean. I went ahead and got out the bucket and cleaned them the old fashioned way – you can read about it here.
After the next cleaning (and drying) the shoes were oh so much better. The funk was gone!