Killing spores in smelly shoes?
ma2 at delta1.deltanet.com
Sat Mar 23 05:44:41 EST 1996
I have a couple pair of shoes that somehow got contaminated
with what I take to be a fungi of some kind. None of my other
shoes, nor my feet, smell. I've tried washing these shoes with soap and
water but the smell keeps coming back. I even tried a dilute
bleach solution and left them there for a couple days, left them out to
dry in the sun for another few days, but a few days later after wearing
them the smell came back. I never let my socks, feet, or shoes get too
moist, and I change my socks every day. Again, no problem with any of my
other shoes. I figure there have got to be some kind of spores hiding
out in these shoes because after washing them they don't smell, but as
soon as I begin wearing them the smell comes back again.
I'd like to keep these shoes because they are
pretty good quality and not that old. I went bowling a couple times and
rented shoes, I figure my socks got contaminated then, or they may have
gotten contaminated when someone tried them on at the shoe store before I
bought them. I think it was the rented bowling shoes that contaminated
one of my shoes because for a good long time after I bought them they
didn't have that smell.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I prefer some kind of natural or "green" solution if possible.
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