Something peed in my sneakers.
April 3, 2011 11:55 AM Subscribe
Can my beloved sneakers be saved from the uriney menace?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total)
Is there some way I can thoroughly wash my pair of New Balance 817s
which have been drenched with some kind of animal urine? I'm fairly sure it wasn't my cat (completely unlike him. He's never peed anywhere but the litterbox, except for times where he was pointed the wrong way. And I never leave my shoes anywhere near the litterbox). I think it happened while shoveling during a sleet storm several weeks ago. My feet were soaked by the time I was done, and I suspect some of the slush contained creature pee.
I've washed the surfaces, but there is still significant odor coming from inside (even with the pad removed). I imagine they will require a significant soak or even a throw in the washing machine, but I'n not sure if I will ruin them. These are my beloved sneakers because they are the only shoes I can walk long distances in because of my bunions and various other foot sensitivities, and my overstuffed, winterized body is desperate for some exercise. Replacing them is not an option at the moment.