Shoes smell like a dog?

bluedoggy
bluedoggy Posts: 284
edited September 2012 in Road general
Got my SPD shoes wet the other day. Tried to dry them out with a heater. Now they stink like an old dog - even cat spray!!
Obviously i need to get some over shoes but in the mean time, how do i rid of the smell? I've tried deodourizer but not really working. Was thinking of the washing machine on a very low cycle?
Wilier cento uno.

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  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    Put them in the freezer, it kills the bacteria that make the smell. Then wash them out (I'd do it by hand though, rather than in the washing machine).

    Failing that, burn them.
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  • GavH
    GavH Posts: 933
    Take the insoles out and hand wash them.

    Pack the shoes with newspaper to help them dry out.

    Use a shoe deoderant.

    All better than washing your shoes and cheaper than buying new ones.
  • estampida
    estampida Posts: 1,008
    you can also:

    soak the boots in a bucket of cold water with some biological washing powder (let the enzymes do the work)

    my 5-10's smell like a dead animal........
  • estampida wrote:
    you can also:

    soak the boots in a bucket of cold water with some biological washing powder (let the enzymes do the work)

    my 5-10's smell like a dead animal........

    Did it work or do they still smell like a dead animal?
    Wilier cento uno.
  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,424
    tear up fresh sage leaves, put in shoes overnight, sage is a natural deodorant.

    Do you have a dog?
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  • de_sisti
    de_sisti Posts: 1,283
    MattC59 wrote:
    Put them in the freezer, it kills the bacteria that make the smell. Then wash them out (I'd do it by hand though, rather than in the washing machine).

    Failing that, burn them.

    I tried the freezer advice, after having previously washed my minging cycle shoes in the washing machine,
    after getting soaked during the Manchester 100 on Sept 2nd. I put them in the freezer box of my fridge last
    night and on inspection this morning, the horrible smell had gone.
  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    What, you mean they canter from lampost to bush, wagging their laces and occasionally cocking their cleats for a wee?
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  • lemon63
    lemon63 Posts: 253
    I tried the freezer advice, after having previously washed my minging cycle shoes in the washing machine,
    after getting soaked during the Manchester 100 on Sept 2nd. I put them in the freezer box of my fridge last
    night and on inspection this morning, the horrible smell had gone.

    tidy, but what do your fish fingers now smell like ?
  • de_sisti
    de_sisti Posts: 1,283
    lemon63 wrote:
    I tried the freezer advice, after having previously washed my minging cycle shoes in the washing machine,
    after getting soaked during the Manchester 100 on Sept 2nd. I put them in the freezer box of my fridge last
    night and on inspection this morning, the horrible smell had gone.

    tidy, but what do your fish fingers now smell like ?
    Can't afford to buy food; there's a recession on. :(
  • Just keep them in the shed/garage. Doesn't matter what they stink like then.
  • Velonutter
    Velonutter Posts: 2,437
    Halo Sportswash then put shoes into a pillow case and 30degree wash in the washing marine.

    I do all my cycling kit like that and it always smells fresh and clean.

    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/1 ... iquid.html
  • + 1 for Halo
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