Handy hint needed, stink shoes.

Desperately needed a way to stop shoes stinking.
It started when I purchased a very expensive pair of jandals, the bacteria has now been transferred to other sneakers and shoes.
I tried putting them in a bag and deep freezing for 24 hrs.
Have also tried washing with various products.
I don't want to throw them out as the footwear is either expensive or favourites.
After never having stink feet, it's horrible and embarrassing.
Not sure which thread to post this in so decided all the handy hint folk with great ideas are in here.
Any sure fire advice appreciated, thanks.

Chef_mercury14, Mar 24, 10:36 am

Baking Soda is a good place to start. You might find some useful information here.
http://housekeeping.about.com/od/environment/qt/bksd_shoeodors.htm http://www.smellyfeetcures.com/baking-soda-shoes/
Good Luck.

Chef_herself, Mar 24, 11:15 am

Gran's Remedy. You can get it at the chemist. Works well.

Chef_dbab, Mar 24, 11:21 am

I vote for Grans remedy, great stuff and really works.

Chef_angie117, Mar 24, 11:25 am

cider vinegar

Chef_twindizzy, Mar 24, 11:38 am

Gran's remedy is baking soda.save your money and use baking soda . way cheaper

Chef_petal1955, Mar 24, 12:04 pm

Grans Remedy Original Ingredients: Potassium Aluminium Sulphate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Undecylenate, Talc, Manuka Oil, Kawakawa Oil.

The other 2 varieties have peppermint or citrus added.

It caused skin inflammation on my feet.

Chef_kaddiew, Mar 24, 12:09 pm

Use alcohol like Gin, Vodka etc.

In my younger days, my work boots use to turn white, doctors told me to use alcohol and also use a little bit when washing socks.


Chef_valentino, Mar 24, 12:42 pm

Grans Remedy - fantastic

Chef_melford, Mar 24, 10:24 pm

Yes. Grans remedy but buy from Supermarket not chemist. cheaper, Baking soda is also good and probably cheaper still!

Chef_kiwiscrapper1, Mar 24, 10:31 pm

I heard someone say spray with Shower Witch from Wet and Forget works a treat - check their website.

Chef_wron, Mar 24, 10:34 pm

Thanks all, we got some Grans Remedy today, here's hoping.

Chef_mercury14, Mar 24, 10:46 pm

THE VERY BEST, I use it in work boots that are worn every day, just use a little each day for a week, then again when you need, usually about 3-4 weeks later.

Chef_aj.2., Mar 24, 10:54 pm

Talc powder works well as well.
Other wise I second baking soda

Chef_dolphinlu, Mar 25, 12:35 am

foot works powder or spray; Avon have a great range of foot care products

Chef_issymae, Mar 25, 12:28 pm

Will appear stupid but do you mean to spray feet or shoes ?

Chef_penny123, Mar 25, 9:01 pm


Chef_wron, Mar 26, 10:17 pm

But you also need to fix your feet since they're the cause of the odour

Chef_sarahb5, Mar 26, 11:24 pm

Use white vinegar in the rinse cycle of your washing machine

Chef_vomo2, Nov 21, 1:17 pm

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