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How to clean musty, stinky walking boots

Discussion in 'Dog Walking' started by Jack-Russell-Lover, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Jack-Russell-Lover

    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    I left my walking boots in my car, went somewhere to walk Rox and I got them out and realised they smelt really musty and mouldy (my car gets damp so anything I leave in there stinks!).
    I then made the mistake of taking the boots in the house but leaving them dirty in a plastic bag, thinking I'll clean them later but a few days on I eventually got them out of the bag and the smell was worse than before and they actually had mould growing on them!

    I probably did the wrong thing, I wasn't sure how to clean them so I wiped them with antibac wipes! They still stink! They're sort of like material with mesh type bits on, Karrimors exactly like these Karrimor | Karrimor Mountain Mid Top Ladies Walking Boots | Ladies Walking Boots

    How should I go about cleaning them to get rid of the smell?
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    Ooh, they're nice:)

    I know you can get shoe deodorisers - they might help. And/or stick a load of bicarbonate of soda in them, and sprinkle over them, and leave for a while. Not that I've tried either of these.
     
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    Baking soda left in. Then aired in sunlight to kill bacteria. My daughter swears by it..
     
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    Can't help you but I've had several Karrimors over the years and they are great without being ridiculously expensive.
     
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    Dry them out thoroughly and then sprinkle with bicarb and leave for a day or two. Repeat if necessary. Then hang on your cloths line in the sun and wind for a bit :)
     
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  6. Jack-Russell-Lover

    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    Thank you all, I will try bicarb because I have a big box of it already :) ....sun though? Hah! Not likely in Wales lol
     
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