I know it's a no-no...but when my own sandals stink, I fix up some lightly soapy water, dunk - not soak - one sandal, then take a scrub brush to it. Immediately dunk in clear water and set the sandal in out to dry. Repeat with the other sandal. I'm not talking about plastic flip-flops either (don't wear those). Leather sandals with leather innersoles, etc.
It's either give that a chance or throw the stinky things away. I've never had to throw a pair away after cleaning them. After all...they get wet when it rains...so what's a quick dunking?This message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,
Trick from runners? If it is something you cannot wash...put them in a plastic bag and freeze them in the freezer overnight. It seems to kill off the odor, it will probably come back after a few days, but it sure helps in the meantime!
It's hard to imagine any shoe that cannot be washed. I wash leather pocketbooks and shoes in my washing machine. Just noticed that my leather scuffs (which I wear almost daily) need a good wash as they are white.
Hello Everyone, When I have a shoe stinky problem and it isn't too often, I just sprinkle baking soda on/in and leave it overnight then shake it out in the toilet(use it to clean said toilet), it seems to eliminate the odor. Boy, that was one long sentence wasn't it.
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Posts: 951 | Location: Camarillo, California | Registered: Mar 05, 2006
I almost had to laugh, cause a friend of mine who wears her beloved years-old sandals needs to read this...lol; the smell is so bad when she gets in my car that I almost gag...have to have all the air vents blowing in my face and On High!!! ick!
Posts: 2423 | Location: North East Florida | Registered: Oct 19, 2003
I'm with LOS on this one. Why can't the sandals go in the washer? They get soaking wet in the rain or with 2 little boys and a hose or squirt gun. I've thrown all sorts of shoes and purses in the wash, just let them air dry. What do you have to lose?
Posts: 1639 | Location: Northern New Jersey | Registered: Mar 23, 2008
Originally posted by CJO: I almost had to laugh, cause a friend of mine who wears her beloved years-old sandals needs to read this...lol; the smell is so bad when she gets in my car that I almost gag...have to have all the air vents blowing in my face and On High!!! ick!
You'd think she'd notice and wonder if anyone else did also