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Don't work. It will pound the heck out of the washing machine during the spin dry cycle. Wash them in the sink and then set them out in the sun to dry. The sun kills most bacteria, which is where the smell is coming from. A day at the beach will cure stinky feet. It is the salt water and sun action.

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Salaam alaikum,

Most likely if you put your dress shoes in the washer, you won't recognize them when they come out. They will probably be all banged up, out of shape, and might shrink too.

You can put running shoes in the washer. But not dress shoes.

WaSalaam, Hajar

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there is also a trick.....

put ur shoes in a zipper bag then put the bag in the FREEZER



Lol.. okie.. so u want to wear frozen shoes..? and I dont think that would turn away the smell. yea wht it wil do is make the shoe stiff and shrink. :D


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salaam alaikum'

How to Freshen Smelly Shoes

Odor-causing bacteria thrive in dark, damp spaces, which makes your sweaty tennies an ideal habitat. You'll need to wipe out the smelly bacterial population to achieve truly odor-free shoes.


1. Examine the shoes. Are the insoles damp and causing the odor? Remove them and dry them. Or replace them with insoles formulated to kill bacterial growth, available at drugstores.

2. If the shoes are slightly damp, place them in the sun or near a heater and allow to dry thoroughly. Remove laces and lift the shoes' tongues to fully air out the shoes.

3. Put the shoes in a zipper-lock plastic bag and place them in the freezer overnight. The freezing temperatures will kill most odor-causing bacteria.

4. If odor remains after the freezing, pour baking soda into the shoes and leave it in overnight to absorb the odors. Or use products designed to remove shoe odor, which are available at supermarkets and drugstores.

5. If all else fails, go to a pet store and purchase an odor remover such as Nature's Miracle that contains enzymes or bacteria. The enzymes and bacteria in these products literally eat away the source of the bad odors. Follow the instructions carefully as you apply the product to your shoes.

Overall Tips:

Dry shoes thoroughly after they become wet to prevent smelly bacterial growth.

If your feet sweat a lot, wear lightweight cotton socks that allow your feet to breathe. You can also try odor-absorbing foot powder. And invest in two pairs of athletic shoes so that your shoes can dry out.

How to Prevent Shoe Odor

Bacteria, which thrive in moist, dark areas, cause foot odor. It is essential to keep your feet and shoes clean and aired out to prevent shoe odor from occurring.


1. Wash your feet thoroughly with antibacterial soap, and scrub between your toes. Dry your feet completely after washing.

2. Apply antiperspirants to your feet to control moisture if your feet sweat excessively. Use antiperspirants specifically designed for feet rather than underarm products. You can also apply antibacterial gels to your feet to control bacterial growth, or antifungal powder to prevent athlete's foot.

3. Wear absorbent socks, such as cotton, and avoid nylon socks, which don't absorb sweat very well. Change socks once or twice a day if your feet sweat a lot.

4. Wear shoes that breathe, such as sandals or shoes made from mesh and canvas. Allowing your feet to air out reduces bacterial growth.

5. Avoid wearing shoes two days in a row'let them air out for 24 hours between uses.

6. Remove the insoles and allow them to air out for 24 hours after an excessively sweaty day, or if your shoes get wet.


If fashion dictates that you wear your shoes without socks, shake in a bit of talcum powder to absorb sweat.

If your shoes ever get drenched on a rainy day, let them dry completely before wearing them again

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I have put shoes in the washing machine loads of times, well only the chidren's shoes and I ahve to warn you they do shrink a little and lose their shape.

Thankyou sis LilacFatima, I'll have to try the freezer idea next time ;)

wa salaam


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