Freshen Up Smelly Shoes

cleaning stinky shoes

​We've all been there, your favorite shoes just become to stinky to wear.  You go to Google for the solution, try baking soda they say, stick them in the freezer, even rubbing alcohol. nothing works.  Let's face it, there is one real solution that is going to work.

​Let's go over some of the popular ways out there and why they don't work.

1. Baking soda

Yes baking soda will absord odors.  That's why you find it in most refrigerators in America, but your shoes stink for a different reason. They are dirty.

​2. Freezing Them

The theory is freezing your shoes will kill the bacteria that is causing the problem.  If you were to put a smelly sock in the freezer would it come out smelling like flowers? NO! again they are dirty and need cleaning.

So What Will Work?

​Just like when you are dirty, you take a shower, your shoes need a good bath.

Gather Materials

​You will need:

  1. A sink with a plug (Preferably a kitchen sink with 2 basins)
  2. Laundry soap (liquid works best)
  3. vinegar (if you have hard water in your area)​

Get Washing


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