Stinky shoes?

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Leonard
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Stinky shoes?

Post by Leonard » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:24 am

Hi guys,

I have a pair of entry level evolv shoes that recently started to stink alot Its driving me and my friends crazy :) Im a bit cautious in trying to clean them. Any tips?

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by pierre.joubert » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:40 am

Evolv Defys? I had a pair of those. They do smell. Put them through the washing machine a couple of times and it didn't help. Someone said to put bicarbonate of soda in, that didn't help too much either. When the rubber was done I threw them away. Shoes with leather uppers don't smell.

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Wes » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:20 am

The only thing that I found curbs the problem is to use johnsons & Johnsons baby powder after every use.

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Franz » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:52 am

prevention is better than cure!
if you run around in flip flops and then put your dirty feet into your climbing shoes you should expect stink.
It may not be the only cause, but the above is a surefire guarantee.

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Post by shedlon24 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:58 am

Hi, when my shoes started to stick I put them in the freezer, that seemed to remove the smell quite well. :afro:
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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by lelikegogga » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:04 am

Wes wrote:The only thing that I found curbs the problem is to use johnsons & Johnsons baby powder after every use.
and hang them out in a well ventilated (outside) area after use.

Yes, prevention is better than cure. If you train in them, use thin socks. When out doors, try and keep your feet clean and don't wear them for extended periods at a time, to minimize sweating.

If all else fails, send them for a resole at Vertical World. They'll come back as clean as when you bought them.
:afro:

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pierre.joubert wrote:Shoes with leather uppers don't smell
unfortunately not true... I use Saltic Vampirs (probably on my 7th or 8th pair) and all of them starts smelling at some point in time.

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Oakley » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:30 am

I climb with a really thin shock like the Falke drynamix or Falke road cycling socks. Works like a charm...

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by mattb595 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:26 am

A wise frenchmen once taught me too use the powder they put on baby pigs when they born,works like a bomb! Just ask your local pig farmer for some! :thumleft:

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by pierre.joubert » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:22 pm

pierre.joubert wrote: Shoes with leather uppers don't smell
lelikegogga wrote: unfortunately not true... I use Saltic Vampirs (probably on my 7th or 8th pair) and all of them starts smelling at some point in time.
Saltic Vampirs aren't leather. 7 or 8 pairs of not leather. True story

Again - if you want shoes that don't smell (or smell a lot less if you have really smelly feet anyway) get ones that are made out of leather. Not synthetic leather. My previous pairs of climbed-out Muiras are as fresh as the day I bought them, the Evolv Defys went to dustbinland they smelt so bad.

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by McJagger » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:06 pm

Its true, my first climbing shoes where a pair of Evolv Defys, only shoes i ever had that smelled and have never seen a pair that do not smell. :pukel:
Get some La Sportiva Muiras, problem solved! :thumleft:

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Marshall1 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:09 pm

:idea:
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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by CraigBurden » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Just buy some anti-odour spray, I think I got mine from Pick n Pay. Works very well! They smell floral instead of dead cats :lol:
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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by lelikegogga » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:23 pm

pierre.joubert wrote:Saltic Vampirs aren't leather. 7 or 8 pairs of not leather. True story
:oops: My bad. Obviously my sense of smell is way better than my sense of sight/touch.
pierre.joubert wrote:My previous pairs of climbed-out Muiras are as fresh as the day I bought them
McJagger wrote:Get some La Sportiva Muiras, problem solved!
Tru dat!
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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Leonard » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:28 pm

Thanks a lot everyone! Very helpful tips. Guess Ill have to make a few adjustments and start saving up for a pair of Muiras!

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Funguye » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:57 pm

Once in a while I put mine in a pillowcase and throw them in the wash and put in the shade to dry. Sorted it out. Evolv whatever's, can't remember.
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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Chris F » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:36 am

Marshall1 wrote:Clip them outside your bag (permanently) when not in use, so they can air & dry.
This is very true; prevention is better than cure. If you dump your your warm sweaty boots in your bag and leave them there for a week all sorts of bacteria are going to grow. leave them exposed to fresh air as much as possible. I've heard tea tree oil can be used to get rid of smells, but not tried it myself.

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Re: Stinky shoes?

Post by Marshall1 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:32 am

:idea:

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