Tom, I wash my gloves often, just to get the salt out from sweating. My procedure is to run the water in the kitchen sink, sok the glove, rub it lightly, wring it out and repeat 2 or 3 times. The treatment they give today's glove leathers allows this to work well. Next, I hang them to dry on a velcro strap and, as they are almost dry, delicately fit the glove on to give it shape. When completely dry, stretch it out a bit and put it on. You'll find you can double the life of your gloves. I hope that helps you out.