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Shoe stink

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Oct 2012
9:52pm, 15 Oct 2012
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DeeGee
Some clown had too much beer after the Yorkshireman Marathon, and left his shoes in a carrier bag, on a shelf in the hallway.

There was an interesting funk emanating from that shelf, but because all my running shoes are there, I figured it was just a generic biohazard.

Having removed the shoes from the carrier bag yesterday to see them covered in an interesting mould and a variety of other brightly coloured blooms, I realise that wet shoes and carrier bag do not mix.

They've gone in a wash and are still somewhat whiffy. Is there anything else I can do, of just handle them at arm's length from now on? Or, worde than that, have I killed them?
Oct 2012
9:54pm, 15 Oct 2012
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fleecy
Try that Halo sports wash, it's genius stuff for all sorts of disgusting kit plus does a good job on mouldy towels too I've found.
Oct 2012
9:56pm, 15 Oct 2012
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swittle
Good shout, fleecy :) A *very* mild solution of Milton's Fluid might see off the bugs etc. creating the pong. However, DeeGee, I accept no responsibility if that is just a really dumb idea ;)
Oct 2012
9:56pm, 15 Oct 2012
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DeeGee
It's the Halo that I've used. This is heavy duty soiling I'm dealing with. One wash with that in a specialist sports-shoe programme on the washing machine was not enough.
Oct 2012
9:57pm, 15 Oct 2012
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PeterWard5
It could be curtains...
Oct 2012
9:57pm, 15 Oct 2012
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DeeGee
Milton! I have a generic version of that still knocking around from when junior was using bottles.
Oct 2012
10:01pm, 15 Oct 2012
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fleecy
Have you taken any insoles out? My cat pissed on dh's shoes in the summer and I tried Halo, soaking in vinegar and leaving out in the rain for a few weeks. Then I binned them! May be beyond repair.
Oct 2012
10:01pm, 15 Oct 2012
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fleecy
Lots of muddy trail runs? May add new and interesting scents to the general bouquet?
Oct 2012
10:08pm, 15 Oct 2012
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SunnyDevon
Trainers in carrier bag and then in freezer for 24 hours or so, worked on some shoes for me.
Oct 2012
10:12pm, 15 Oct 2012
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DeeGee
Back in the carrier bag, then?

They're still not dry from the wash. I'll give it another 24 hours, then get some Dr Scholl in there. After that, I'm working down the rest of these suggestions pretty much in order...

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