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If you are anything like me, your shoes will be the last thing you think of to clean or wash. While your work shoes may not smell bad enough to be cleaned often, your running or gym shoes will definitely need some refreshing after using them for a few of your workout sessions.

Here are some pretty easy ways to get rid of the smell from your shoes. Funky smelling shoes are not the way to go.

#1 Rubbing Alcohol

This method is easy as pie. All you need to do is spritz some rubbing alcohol mixed with water in and on your shoes and you are good to go! You can always soak your shoes in the solution if you think your shoes are extra smelly.

#2 Baking Soda

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This handy powder can be used for getting rid of the stench in your shoes too! Mix up a concoction of baking soda, dish soap, hydrogen peroxide and together with some scrubbing, you should be able to easily remove the funk from your shoes.

#3 Toothpaste

Not only is it good for your pearly whites, it seems like toothpaste is also good for removing the stink from your smelly, smelly shoes. Use a toothbrush to get into the tiny crevices in your shoes but please use one that is old.

#4 Change Your Insoles

When your insoles are worn out, not only do they feel uncomfortable to walk around on, but they also start to stink your shoes and feet up. Make it a point to change your insoles out to maintain your shoes and also the health of your feet.

#5 Wear Socks

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Socks are the easiest and best way to ensure your feet aren’t soaking in sweat and rubbing against the insides of your shoes as you get through your day. However, even though you saved your shoes from getting smelly, you need to wash your socks because, well, that’s where all the stink has gotten into.

#6 Machine Wash

For the serious cases, you may want to do an extra step and throw your shoes into the washing machine to get them thoroughly cleaned and rid of smell. Just remember to throw in some clothing to lessen the impact of your shoes against the inside of your washing machine. Do make sure you dry your shoes off properly after that, otherwise you will have to live with another added scent of the musky type.

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