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Found that perfect pair of shoes but they seem to have been more than gently used? Here's one way to make them wearable, at least.
- Pour 1/2 bottle of rubbing alcohol onto your shoes and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will kill all of the bacteria.
- Spray thoroughly on inside the shoes with any kind of antibacterial spray, such as Lysol or Clorox. Any brand works great.
- Understand that it doesn't hurt to clean shoes that you know haven't even worn. Germs are just about everywhere!
- Find out if you are the one with nasty feet. Gross but true! It might not be the shoes.
- Place the shoes into an airtight plastic bag and leave in the freezer overnight to kill fungus and eliminate odour
- Use protection when using these, as they might be toxic.
- Rubbing alcohol will not kill a fungus. If you suspect fungus, try using very strong bleach.
- Bleach may damage many kinds of materials, including leather, color and glue.
- Rubbing alcohol which is 50% or even 70% alcohol can do the kind of damage water would do, such as swelling and hardening the materials.
- One may get alcohol which is only 10% water at Walmart in quart containers to avoid the water damage.
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