Thread: Stinky shoes!
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Old 06-28-04, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by formicalinoleum
My mountain biking shoes (which I also now use for road cycling) have become an environmental hazard. They stink up any area they're in for more than about 10 seconds. I believe it's from the many times they get soaked in stream crossings (just about every ride). They are non-leather (Sidi) so shrinking is not really a problem. They still fit fine. They just stink. What can I do about this? Given that they have survived multiple soakings and dryings already, can I wash them? Or is it time for a new pair?
Put them in the freezer. Works everytime. If the thought makes you squeamish, put them in a ziplock bag first. Makes sense because the cause of the smells like warm humid places, to put them in a dry cold freezer would obviously be their demise!
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