I have a pair of Adidas Los Angeles Denim running shoes the same as these. Apparently they have a denim upper which is printed with a pattern.
Over the weekend I was changing the oil on my car and mistakenly caught and kicked over the container with the used engine oil in it. I got a smallish amount of oil on the toe of my shoe. I instantly put my shoes in our washing machine using non-bio detergent (our machine has a "shoe" program) and the result was reasonably acceptable. The white rubber area of the sole is almost spotless. On the toe area there is still a slight discoloring / dullness.
Is this staining something I'm just going to have to live with or can anyone suggest anything or any process that might remove this stain from the printed denim?