How can I get my tennis shoes to smell better?

I've washed and washed them and put spray and powders in them. Nothing works and I don't want to throw them. Please help!

  10 answers
  • Kim Kim on Sep 01, 2017
    Try spraying them with this stuff!!!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 01, 2017
    put baking soda inside them
  • Fran Smith Fran Smith on Sep 01, 2017
    I would have to suggest you throw these away and buy some new ones. Stinky sometimes just can't be fixed!
    • Ty Ty on Sep 01, 2017
      I would normally give up and throw them but I have to spend over $100.00 for my shoes since I have to buy special ones since my foot surgery.
  • Bra29265290 Bra29265290 on Sep 01, 2017
    Wash them with a cup of vinegar added to your detergent. My son had the same problem and this always worked.

  • Ty Ty on Sep 01, 2017
    Thank-you for all your help! I'm going to start trying the ideas right now.
  • when not in use, place a new dryer sheet inside each shoe
    • Ty Ty on Sep 01, 2017
      I tried this idea but it just didn't help. I've never experienced this problem before and these aren't exactly new shoes. It just started a few weeks ago.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Sep 01, 2017
    Lots of good suggestions. I would also suggest pulling the liner out if possible (many sneakers have removable liners) and washing them separately. Dry them in the sun either way.
    • Ty Ty on Sep 01, 2017
      I have shoe inserts that I wash regularly because they are doctor made. The ones that came with the shoes aren't in the shoes. But thanks! I hope something works! Think I'll try that 10 second shoe deodorizer next.
  • Fran Smith Fran Smith on Sep 01, 2017
    My next best thought would be to take the shoes to your local dry cleaners and see if they can get rid of the smell.
  • Ruth Ruth on Sep 02, 2017
    spray feet and shoes with rubbing alcohol
    • Ty Ty on Sep 02, 2017
      Never heard of that but will try! Cheap and easy, I like that! Ty!
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