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The insoles start to get dirty after putting on the shoes; insoles absorb more dirt, oil, and sweat as you walk, which can eventually lead to bacteria. It can be difficult to kill these germs and prevent the odor caused by them, and it is possible if you know the right techniques. You can clean the insoles with soap and water for mild odors. But you need to use a more closes solution such as baking soda or alcohol to remove the odor.
Separate the insoles from your shoes
Remove the shoe from your foot and separate the shoe’s insoles then clean with a brush of any dirt, dust, or other debris.
If you have insoles attached to your shoes, you need to clean the shoe’s inside by hand. In this case, you can use an unused toothbrush.
Use warm water or vinegar, or baking soda And kill bacteria.
Firstly you can take a bowl in the basin then full of hot water inside the bowl like quantity. Use enough water to wash your insoles.
You can use vinegar, which deodorizes odor smells and helps to kill bacteria. Mix a few tablespoons of vinegar with warm water in a big bowl or a bucket.
You can also apply baking soda in a
Sizeable plastic bag. Mix one to two teaspoons of baking soda with water and put it in your bag. Then place your insoles in the plastic bag and shake the bag. After that, inspect the bag and notice the baking soda mixture on all the insoles. If you see that all the mixture has been mixed very well. Leave the insoles in the bag overnight and get them out of the bag the next day.
Add a soap or liquid detergent
You can add soap, shampoo, handwash, detergent, or liquid detergent with water and mix well. Or you can add essential oils like tea tree oil to remove odors from your insoles.
Use a soft brush to scrub the insoles
You can use a soft brush or clean cloth to scrub your insoles. Rub gently with a brush to remove dirt from the insoles. Keep in mind that if your insoles are made of leather, it can not be kept in water for a long time.
Rinse the insoles
If the insoles are well cleaned, wipe them with a tissue or clean cloth.
Let the insoles dry overnight
You can use a towel to dry your insoles overnight. You can also use a hairdryer to dry your insoles. But it would be best if you dry your insoles in the sun.
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