Hey, smelly shoes can happen to anybody. When you’re gallivanting around in your shoes at all hours of the day and night, things are bound to get a little gross. We already told you how to take care of your favorite heels, but what about the insides of your favorite kicks or flats?
Here are seven ways you can clean the inside of your best pair of shoes – and hopefully get rid of that weird smell.
Use Soap (Duh)
Sometimes, all you need is some good dish soap and a sponge.
Just make sure to apply the soap to your sponge, instead of directly to your
shoes (there’s a chance you could stain them further!)
Yeah, we know, this one sounds a little bit crazy. If your
running shoes are smelling a little gross, feel free to slip them in a bag and
put them in the freezer. The odor-causing bacteria won’t be able to make it in
the cold temperature.
Whatever You Do, Let Them Air Dry
Please, please don’t use a hair dryer or your heat register
to speed up the process. Chances are, they’ll loose their shape and you’ll end
up ruining the shoes you’re trying to save. After you wipe or wash out the
inside of your shoes, let those babies air-dry.