Any thoughts for rescuing a hopelessly smelly pair of shoes, or, better yet, thoughts on how to minimize/prevent stinky in the first place?
I have a pair of truly beloved leather practice oxfords that may be beyond help at this point. I've done everything I an think of, but, the minute I open my shoe bag, their smell is overpowering.
Any thoughts? And are there other/different things that can be done to rescue satin shoes?
I don't know about prevention, but take a child's white thin cotton sock (the type with the lace edging) or a pair of stockings you're no longer wearing. Fill the foot about 1/2 way with baking powder (not baking soda) and tie it at the top and put it in the shoe. It's not going to totally eliminate the odor, but it helps a lot. You can also mix it with fresh or dried and crushed herbs like lavender and that helps also.