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September 6, 2011 8:01 AM Subscribe
How do I get the smell of dog poop off of the bottom of my shoes?
posted by crankylex to Pets & Animals (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I stepped in dog poop yesterday wearing my beloved Orthaheel flip flops. I have cleaned them quite profusely since then and while I am confident there is no actual poop remaining, they still smell like poop, which is preventing me from wearing them.
This is what I have done so far:
* I used a paper towel to get most of it off, then sacrificed a toothbrush and used hot water, Dawn and the toothbrush to remove all the visible poop. I then went in with a toothpick so I could be certain that there was nothing hiding in any of the crevices. They still smelled.
* Then I washed them in the washer on hot with a few old towels, detergent and bleach. Still smelled.
* Then I soaked them in Simple Solution (if it works for cat pee, it should work for this right? Wrong.) and let them air dry overnight. STILL SMELLED.
* Then I Lysoled them to within an inch of their lives and let them dry. And you guessed it, THEY STILL SMELL.
I have no idea what my parents' neighbors are feeding their dog, but whatever it is, it is not coming off of my shoes. What can I do to get rid of the smell besides setting these shoes on fire?