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gbsgbs Posts: 450
edited August 2009 in Road beginners
Having experienced a long series of athletic endeavours - skiing, tennis, hillwalking etc - for the first time ever my long suffering wife has had cause to comment, and rightly so, on unfragrant footwear - Spesh Expert MTB. These shoes are almost unwearable if wet. ':oops:'

Help please or I will have to buy something else.

I am cycling to Paris next week and might look for the Mavic shoes en route. Does anyone have a view?
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  • LeighBLeighB Posts: 326
    Spray some old socks with fabric freshener (febreeze type stuff) and put them in the shoes when not in use.
  • WoodchipWoodchip Posts: 205
    These are pretty good... ... efid=store

    Also, talc in the shoe works quite well.
    I have nothing more to say on the matter.
  • buddhabuddha Posts: 1,088
    You need this
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  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    Do you wear "Coolmax" or similar socks while riding? ...may help?
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  • StelliteStellite Posts: 544
    Pop the shoes in the freezer overnight, It will kill the bugs making the smells
  • peanut1978peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    bicarbonate of soda absorbs odours
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Burn them.......... it's the only way to be sure !!!!
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Freezing won't kill fungi & bacteria; that's how most culture collections are stored. Stick them in the washing machine with a couple of old towels and do a 40c cycle. Then dry them out thoroughly in the airing cupboard. Then try the Febreeze followed by talc and bicarb.

    If that fails, I'm with MattC59. Burn them.
  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    I have this problem with my commuter bike shoes. Once they get wet in the rain a few times they start to stink... I keep them in the shed with the bikes so it's not a huge problem, but I mught give some of these solutions a go.
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  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    peanut1978 wrote:
    bicarbonate of soda absorbs odours


    A tablespoon in each clog for 12 hours - job's a good 'un.
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