Oxi Fresh’s Tips: Removing the Sneaker Stink

Oxi Fresh erases a lot of bad smells, from pet urine to smoke odors. One thing we don’t specialize in, however, is stinky sneakers.

Thankfully, there are dozens of tips online that can help you save your shoes!
Tip 1: Use the Sun
One of the best ways to fight odor is to use the free, natural power of the sun. Open up your shoes and let them sit in the sunlight. It dries them out and keeps bacteria down.

Tip 2: Baking Soda
Put a few scoops of baking soda in your shoes and let them sit overnight (make sure you vacuum them out after the fact). If the shoes have a particularly bad stink, you can repeat this process multiple times.

Tip 3: Cedar Insoles
Cedar wood is a natural anti-fungal, making it an ideal anti-odor tool. Use these every night to help prevent odors from forming.

Tip 4: Fabric Softener Sheets
These little sheets have two big benefits. First, they’ll absorb some of the moisture in the shoe. Second, they’ll release a lovely little smell that can cover up some of the stink.

Tip 5: Vinegar and Water
If you want to get aggressive, try mixing vinegar and water 1:1 and spritzing the inside of your shoes. This homemade cleaner can kill off some smells, but you should let the shoe air-dry for 30 minutes after the fact and follow this up with Tip 2.

Bonus Tip: Cycle It!
If you have more than one pair of shoes, try to rotate between them regularly so they have time to dry out. This downtime should be a big help in keeping odors from forming in the first place.

Thanks to the team at wikiHow.com for both great articles. Read them both for even more ideas!

Carpet Cleaning Before and After Photos

What Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Customers Are Saying

Average 4.6 stars (Out of 5)

Based on 195,170 Carpet Cleaning Services Reviews
Very fast service professional technicians and they do a wonderful job PC. - Concord, NC - 10/18/2020
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
Jordan was great to have cleaning my carpet. He explained what was transpiring and was very courteous. The carpet was dry in a short time where we had ceiling fans....a little longer in the hallway and stairway. I always recommend Oxi Fresh to my family, friends and neighbors. Sue Bush SB. - Wichita, KS - 10/17/2020
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
Found my new carpet cleaning crew! I will be recommending them to family, friends, and customers. Carpet looks great! MV. - Wichita, KS - 10/17/2020
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
MORE REVIEWS

Easy, Online Quotes

We make it easy for you

ONLINE QUOTES

Great Customer Service

We're standing by to help

CALL 1-877-OXIFRESH

Water Savings
Calculator

CALCULATE SAVINGS

Save Money with
Our Online Coupons

The World's Greenest Carpet Cleaner®

Our eco-friendly cleaning process and products are better for your family and the environment

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Awards & Recognition

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is Helping Bring Water to the World

By scheduling online, you can help Water.org bring clean water to the millions of people around the world in need

BOOK ONLINE
Carpet Cleaning Franchisors

Own an Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Franchise

Low Investment - Home-based
Award Winning - Protected Territories

REQUEST INFORMATION