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I have a pair of approach shoes (think stiff trainers) that stink to the high heaven. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the shoes - supportive, intact, sole good etc. They probably have 6-12 months of wear on them, but unfortunately are utterly unwearable and can't go in the machine. Suede / fabric / Goretex.
I haven't a scooby how to deodorise them effectively and am hoping someone can advise? (Tried removing insoles, deodorising with a spray, but apparently they are not washable )
They are mine and I don't have stinky feet, but I am er, prone to perspiration when exercising so while it's easy to launder clothes perhaps more regularly than others, shoes are a different matter. Doesn't seem to affect my purely leather shoes at all, thankfully...
What kind of spray did you use? Would febreeze work? Or one of those odour neutraliser pots you put in a cupboard (so removes smell rather than covering?) but shove in the shoes instead and put shoes in a sealed box for a few days?
I have washed shoes that supposedly can't be washed, but they generally all come out well. Beige nubuck men's trainers (Sebago) - washed well and on wash four now, mixed fabric, suede and ? (Sketchers) - washed well, suede women's red and blue (Clarks) - washed well. All had moulded, soft soles - all at 30, with detergent and left to dry naturally. When your shoes are at the point of last orders, you have nothing to lose really. I put the brands in to show that it a variety of makes seem to be able to cope. Worth a try before they get dumped in a bin, but it is always a risk I suppose. Oh, they get washed on their own, not with anything else.