Stinky shoes - Obvious question

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Oct 2013
2:08pm, 17 Oct 2013
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HermanBloom
Ok, just got two bottles, thanks.
Oct 2013
2:19pm, 17 Oct 2013
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HappyG(rrr)
The odour eaters spray works fine too
1. rinse dirt off in cold water (or go for run in the rain!)
2. allow to dry naturally (you can stuff paper in etc. do it in garage or shed cos they'll still niff)
3. when completely dry, spray on. Allow to stay dry and with plenty circulating air for a wee while (i.e. still in shed!)

Kills bacteria, so smell goes away completely. Cheaper too! :-)G
Oct 2013
2:34pm, 17 Oct 2013
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Ultracat
Wash them with soap and water by hand, stuff them with newspaper til nearly dry then sprinkle them inside and out with bicarbonate of soda.
Oct 2013
2:37pm, 17 Oct 2013
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Zorba
Washing machine every time
Oct 2013
5:49pm, 17 Oct 2013
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Fitz
I read somewhere that sealing them in a placcy bag and putting them in the freezer helps, because the cold kills the bacteria that causes the smell.

Never tried it myself.
Oct 2013
6:36pm, 17 Oct 2013
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What The Actual Fleecy
Who the fuck has room in their freezer for a pair of shoes?
Oct 2013
6:45pm, 17 Oct 2013
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Velociraptor
It's absolutely fine to wash running shoes in the machine unless they're all retro and leather and steel. Ideally, wash them quickly after the soggy run so that they don't start to smell. Mine get done at 40 degrees in Techwash.
Oct 2013
7:16pm, 17 Oct 2013
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Squares
Cold will just cause the bacteria to hibernate I'm afraid... Once you're warm feet are in them it'll be stink fest all over again.
Oct 2013
9:28am, 18 Oct 2013
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HermanBloom
Well I've learnt something today. Ask about smelly shoes, stay for the science class :-)

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