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How to fix smelly or odourous, shoes, trainers or boots

Modern trainers and many types of shoe or boots may smell awful. Get some anti-fungal shampoo, make a dilute solution (not too dilute) and pour some into the boots or put the trainers into bowl of the solution and allow it to soak in and then dry out. The fungi and bacteria will be killed and this should last a few months. A second treatment may be necessary. The shampoo must contain one of the new (--onazoles) such as ketoconazole. You are looking for the ingredient name to end in onazole or very similar. Old antifungals are useless. transformed my work boots and stopped my socks from smelling for a few days when previously they would smell and need changing every day. Did wonder about soaking the work socks as well.

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Having trouble shampooing


I found this on a website. Hope it helps others...

by Mainelyvacs in: Kirby
  • First a short explanation of how the Kirby shampoo system works: Kirby uses a “Dry Foam” type of shampoo. Basically, it spreads a shampoo foam solution on the surface of your carpet. This foam needs to stay on the surface of the carpet until it is completely dry (usually 1 to 2 hours depending on temperature and humidity) As the foam dries, it soaks up grease and dirt. You then vacuum the carpet and up comes the shampoo residue along with the absorbed dirt and grease. It does a very good job on the surface but will not extract stains from the bottom of the carpet or carpet pad. Several other brands such as Electrolux, Hoover and Koblenz make Carpet Cleaning machines that use the same system.
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  • Make sure a family member didn’t pour any leftover mixture back into the empty shampoo bottle - further diluting a mixture will not produce any foam.
  • Don’t use shampoo that’s seen extreme temperatures.
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