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Old 05-15-2007, 10:17 AM   #11
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There is a powder that you can sprinkle on the sandal that is made just for this. I think it is made by the same people who make odoreaters inserts. I use this on DH's shoes that really smell bad and it does work. I know my feet tend to sweat so in the summer when I'm wearing sandals, I use baby powder on the souls of my feet before I put on the sandal and that helps to keep my feet dry. That may help keep your sandals from stinking in the first place.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:22 PM   #12
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The easiest and most effective solution is to liberally sprinkle them with baking soda and leave them outside for a bit. (someplace where they won't get wet) Works wonders, trust me. I work with stinky teenage boys and if it can deal with their feet, it can deal with anything.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:45 PM   #13
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the smell is mostly down to Amines (molecules with Ammonia ligands).

they are easily destroyed! BUT... the leather itself is porous and will hold these little tint bits ready to release upon a little heat or moisture, and as you already know, soaking leather is Not a good idea.

that leave you with Regular maintenance and no Perm fix for this.
a QUICK wask with bicarb or even soda (NaHCO3, Na2CO3) will remove most of it, but expect white patches if you don`t rinse it well!
the leather will take a little working again as it`ll shrink and become harder.

there ARE gasses you can use, so as sugested above, a Bicarb coating in the air or a dry cleaners for the gasses.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:53 PM   #14
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WOOHOO!! YT agreed with my solution and even had a scientific explanation for it! Thanks YT, I feel so proud of myself now. (yes I know, it takes very little to amuse me!)
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:19 PM   #15
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Yupper, agree with Alix - baking soda and sunshine !
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:11 PM   #16
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sorry, but I am with Mylegs on this.

Sandles + years + odor= time for new sandles. I mean really, treat your feet to something new. think of the sandle evolution that has taken place in the years you have had yours.

Google Artiva and bring your kicks into the modern age.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:19 PM   #17
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But, ya know what, guys? We girls have "pet" shoes that we dearly love and are hesitant to part with. I've been known to sew, use this term loosely, a pair of my favorite sandles together to make them last another season.

Legend, I know how you feel.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:36 PM   #18
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I hate to admit this but my feet sweat alot nothing I can do about it so I dont buy shoes where the bottoms are made of suede or any other material that I cant wash.I hate it my feet can be hot in the winter when Im wearing flip flops I still sweat on the bottom soles.I hate it,hate it, hate it.When I wear my sandals in summer they sweat which makes my feet also pick up the the dirt and it gets down into the bottom of my feet.I hate it,hate it ,hate it.
Searched all over the net ,no solutions.You can find products to dry your feet but then it makes the skin on your feet dry out.I hate it,hate it,hate it.
This was not a problem when I was younger.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:41 PM   #19
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You might could try mixing a drop of essential oil, scent of your choice, with unscented powder. Then dust or rub it into the foot area of the shoe. ? maybe ?
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:07 PM   #20
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jpmcgrew, have you tried dusting with baby powder/talc/cornstarch? You might have to do it frequently, but it should help a bit. That is something that would make me nuts too. I sympathize.
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