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How should I clean these sandals a dog peed on?

On Tuesday, my cousin's dog let forth a deluge of pee on my feet. It was LOTS of pee. I was wearing my favorite leather sandals (very similar to these). While I cleaned off my feet, my cousin cleaned my sandals with a wet towel (no soap). I had to wear them the rest of the day, before I traveled home on Wednesday. I feel kind of icky at the prospect of wearing them again. How should I clean them?
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 26, 2014 - 17 answers

Shopping for Disney shoes for August

A portmanteau for this man's poor toes:
  • Are Keen Newports good shoes for a long trip to Disney World in August? If not, what beats them? I mean, can I simply wear my running shoes?
  • Do you try on footwear like this with or without socks?
  • Do you allow extra room on the assumption that your feet will swell in the steam heat?
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    posted by wenestvedt on Jun 12, 2014 - 20 answers

    I want more vegan, supportive shoes that don't look it.

    I think I may be the most difficult shoe-buyer ever. I want them to be 1) vegetarian (no leather) and 2) actually supportive and good for my knees and feet or able to hold supportive orthotics such that they become that way. This generally gets me a small selection of flat boots, oxfords, and sneakers, with the odd casual/sporty mary-jane thrown in. I'd like to have more than just boots to go with dresses/skirts (particularly for the summer or for really dressy dresses), but I thought it was an impossibility and had moved on with my life. But lo, I just discovered the brand Orthaheel, and they have cute flat vegetarian orthotic sandals! Why oh why did the world hide this brand from me until now?! Do you know of other brands or specific shoes that will expand my shoe cuteness? [more inside]
    posted by vegartanipla on Jul 7, 2013 - 10 answers

    Help me find awesome men's or unisex leather sandals!

    My husband's dual-strap Birkenstocks have finally stepped on a rainbow and gone to Jesus. We're going on a trip mid-July and I'd like to find him a suitable replacement by then. [more inside]
    posted by nohaybanda on Jun 16, 2013 - 9 answers

    Oppan Kansas City Style

    Good shops for big men's clothing and wide shoes in Kansas City, Missouri? [more inside]
    posted by dhens on May 29, 2013 - 2 answers

    Left, Left, Left, Right, Left

    Can I learn how to walk differently? When I walk, I drag my heels. I always wear Birkenstock sandals, and this way of walking causes my heels to wear away much faster than the rest of the shoe, leading to more frequent (expensive-ish) repairs. Can I train myself to walk another way? I know people do it in necessary times (e.g. loss of limb, spinal cord/brain damage, etc.) but I just WANT to change. Possible?
    posted by dithmer on May 25, 2013 - 10 answers

    A Teva by any other name would smell as bad

    What kind of sandals can I buy as a non-stinky alternative to Tevas? [more inside]
    posted by 168 on Aug 4, 2012 - 24 answers

    What's that sandal?

    What's that shoe? Please help identify a men's sandal. [more inside]
    posted by domnit on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

    Could my birkenstocks be {causing,exacerbating} my lower-back pain?

    Could my birkenstocks be {causing,exacerbating} my lower-back pain? [more inside]
    posted by neilkod on Jul 23, 2012 - 10 answers

    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

    Searching for the perfect summer shoe/sandal. Stringent requirements after the jump. [more inside]
    posted by facehugger on Jul 5, 2012 - 14 answers

    fe fi fo fum, sandal sizing makes me feel dumb

    Birkenstock Sandals: I got two pair of the Gizeh sandal, 40 and 41. I wear a 9.5 US. I'm having trouble figuring which of these is going to fit and googling isn't helping. [more inside]
    posted by sio42 on Jun 29, 2012 - 21 answers

    Where can I find narrow water-friendly hiking sandals?

    Please help me find some awesome men's water-friendly hiking sandals. Problem: narrow, low-volume feet! [more inside]
    posted by introp on Apr 21, 2012 - 4 answers

    Vegan Swedish Hasbeen Sandals: A myth?

    Is there a non-leather version of these? [more inside]
    posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

    Wore 'em out, time for more

    Where can I find a pair of leather gladiator sandals? Requirements inside. [more inside]
    posted by sucre on Mar 22, 2012 - 9 answers

    Looking for bulletproof women's sandals

    Looking for bulletproof women's sandals, preferably made in Europe. I want something that will last me years and be comfortable for daily wear and occasional long walks. The ones that were my go-to are no longer made in Europe, and lasted about 1/4 the time as the last (identical) pair. [more inside]
    posted by marble on Feb 1, 2012 - 14 answers

    Eww, mold/mildew in my shoes! Please help!

    Ewww, my summer sandals (technically a water shoe) have visible mildew or mold in them! Help me fix this. Plus, now I'm paranoid about all my shoes and I physically can't smell. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
    posted by vegartanipla on Jan 17, 2012 - 9 answers

    What should I wear to a high-end beach wedding in St. Barths?

    What should I wear to a destination wedding in St. Barths? It's going to be full of super-swanky people (fashion industry & banker types), and I'm but a 21 year old on a student's budget who has never gone to a wedding before. Dress and shoe recommendations highly appreciated, preferably from stores in NYC. [more inside]
    posted by melancholyplay on Oct 27, 2011 - 8 answers

    Where can I find this pair of sandals?

    Where can I find this pair of sandals? [more inside]
    posted by Tu13es on Aug 11, 2011 - 4 answers

    I was unaware that there were so many green bachelors around.

    I am looking for a very specific, recently-discontinued pair of sandals. My search skills have failed me. Help me, hivemind! [more inside]
    posted by Scientist on Aug 10, 2011 - 9 answers

    Cheap Chacos

    Do Chacos ever go on sale? [more inside]
    posted by a robot made out of meat on Jul 21, 2011 - 11 answers

    What all inclusive resorts are there on the Pacific Coast?

    All Inclusive Tropical Resorts on the Pacific Coast [more inside]
    posted by HenryGale on Jul 13, 2011 - 6 answers

    Sandals are wearing already!

    My new sandals are already wearing at the toe and I know why -- so how do I stop it? [more inside]
    posted by hayvac on Jul 12, 2011 - 2 answers

    Ooh That Smell

    Can I cure my stinky sandals? [more inside]
    posted by bardic on Jul 11, 2011 - 25 answers

    Dream sandals, hold the snakeskin

    Please help me find my dream sandals! [more inside]
    posted by ootandaboot on Jun 27, 2011 - 10 answers

    Looking for new men's sandals or sneakers

    I'm looking for new men's close-toed sandals or shoes that breathe well, with an interest in lighter shoes, like those with the Vibram sole. [more inside]
    posted by filthy light thief on Jun 20, 2011 - 8 answers

    It's NOT the mayari, cozumel, or tabora. What is it!?r

    I've been searching for these Birkenstock sandals everywhere online beyond that QVC link bc I would prefer to buy them in non-dayglo colors. But I can't even figure out what they're called. HELP? [more inside]
    posted by atomicstone on Feb 27, 2011 - 2 answers

    Sandal recommendations for the giant-foot lady

    I need new travelin' shoes. My beloved Keen Newports have started causing heel pain. I have a trip with alot of walking coming up and I'm looking for sport sandal recommendations. [more inside]
    posted by cabingirl on Sep 4, 2010 - 13 answers

    Need ECCO Yucatan sandal replacement

    I need a less expensive alternative to Ecco's Women's Yucatan sandals. Recommendations please. Specifics inside. [more inside]
    posted by ticketmaster10 on Aug 9, 2010 - 4 answers

    I just want our kid to wake up in the morning and walk out on the back porch and find me cobbling.

    Do cobblers still exist? I'm looking for someone who will make me a pair of sandals based on a falling-apart pair I already own. [more inside]
    posted by thehmsbeagle on Aug 2, 2010 - 18 answers

    Obama Mandal Scandal!

    Where can I get some Obama sandals? [more inside]
    posted by ladypants on Jul 31, 2010 - 7 answers

    Don't Walk a Mile In My Shoes

    I've got a serious poison ivy style rash from a new pair of sandals. What should the company do about this. [more inside]
    posted by Xurando on Jul 11, 2010 - 12 answers

    Help me find this sandal (or something like it.)

    I can't find a replacement for my old sandals. please help. [more inside]
    posted by bradth27 on Jul 7, 2010 - 12 answers

    Looking for a good pair of kids sandals.

    Can anybody recommend some children's sandals (no flip-flops)? Here's the criteria I'm looking for: * Relatively inexpensive. * Good for walking (we don't have a car). * Can get wet without falling apart (we live near a lake). * Will securely hold to the child's foot (won't fall off easily like flip-flops).
    posted by crios on Jun 18, 2010 - 16 answers

    Shoes, shoes, shoes.

    What can I do to ensure that my high-heeled strappy leather sandals will last longer than one season? [more inside]
    posted by halogen on Jun 15, 2010 - 6 answers

    Looking for Sandals!

    Help me find some great leather-free sandals. [more inside]
    posted by jcdill on Jun 14, 2010 - 8 answers

    Teach me how to wear Birkenstocks.

    My new Birkenstocks feel weird. Basically, I feel pressure on my left heel at about the 10 o' clock position, and on the right heel I feel pressure at the 2 o' clock position, like my heels aren't fitting the cups properly. [more inside]
    posted by craniac on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

    How to clean seriously smelly Birkenstocks?

    I have many pairs of Birkenstocks, about 25 or so, and I can no longer wear some of my favourites due to their funky odour. I've tried using the Birkenstock brand footbed cleaner, and other mild detergents, but haven't had great success getting the funk out. Looking for suggestions for how to clean old smelly pairs, and also how to prevent the funk from settling into new pairs. Natural solutions preferred, please.
    posted by laura_carter on May 24, 2010 - 15 answers

    Look on my sandals, ye Mighty, and despair!

    When a manly man absolutely must wear a skirt, there's Utilikilts. When a manly man absolutely must wear a purse, there's the messenger bag. When a manly man absolutely must wear sandals there's... what? [more inside]
    posted by lekvar on May 10, 2010 - 56 answers

    Looking for sandals in Toronto....

    Rhetorical question: Why in the name of God are all the shoes so ugly this spring!? Actual AskMe question: Please help me find a couple of pairs of sandals online or in Toronto for a reasonable price. [more inside]
    posted by orange swan on Mar 12, 2010 - 15 answers

    Help me find the best sandals for orthotics!

    I just received my first pair of full-length custom orthotics to help correct an SI injury I've been receiving physical therapy for. Problem is, I have no shoes that fit both my feet and the new orthotics except my sneakers. I desperately need a pair of sandals since, you know, it's summer and all. What are the best sandals for orthotics? [more inside]
    posted by raintea on Jul 14, 2009 - 14 answers

    Gussy up my feet for summer.

    Are there any sandals as comfortable as Chacos but . . . well, cute? [more inside]
    posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Apr 13, 2009 - 19 answers

    Falling down: help me not to

    What should I wear on my feet this spring/summer? ... Not so much a fashion question, as a let's-keep-my-feet-under-me-and-my-bones-unbroken question. But a little fashion would be nice. [more inside]
    posted by taz on Mar 31, 2009 - 22 answers

    The Phantom Back-Bow

    Shoefilter: Are these Valentino shoes vintage? An urban legend? [more inside]
    posted by Edelweiss on Oct 5, 2008 - 8 answers

    Agony of de feet :(

    Grody summer sandal feet, cracked heels, yada yada. I know what I need to do (pumice, shea butter, etc.), but in the summer I'm already burning up even before I try to put socks on at night! Is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
    posted by Madamina on Jun 13, 2008 - 13 answers

    Stronger, Tougher, Floppier

    I'm sick of buying Old Navy flip-flops every year, only to have them wear out on me in early August, when I'd like to keep wearing them well into October. I'd like to invest in one or two really awesome pairs that will last me through at least an entire year of wear, if not more. The style must be similar. Solid color, cushy sole, not too heavy, straps that are about the same width or a touch wider and don't irritate my feet. Preferably not too expensive, but if they'll last me several years I'd consider it. I'd like to start with solid black, but I would spring for a brown pair if I found something really good. So, any recommendations? Have any of you found flip-flops that have held up continuously, or are they just typically made to be worn through quickly? Bonus points for something that has a little bit of arch support to it.
    posted by almostmanda on Sep 4, 2007 - 50 answers

    letting my fingers do the walking.

    I need sandals--but I'm picky. And poor. [more inside]
    posted by rhoticity on Jun 11, 2007 - 35 answers

    Trying to find another pair of these beach sandals (sort of like Crocs, but not Crocs)...

    I'd like to find another pair of these super-comfortable cheap beach sandals. Seems like that shouldn't be too hard, but I haven't had any luck so far! Have you seen shoes like these anywhere? [more inside]
    posted by Melinika on Apr 2, 2007 - 12 answers

    Help me find the sandals worn in The Big Lebowski

    Where can i find the Jelly sandals that the Dude wore in The Big Lebowski?
    posted by Rlocurto on Jul 24, 2006 - 11 answers

    How can I make these sandals, part deux

    Followup to this question: where can I find a sturdy, inelastic fibre with which to make the uppers for a pair of flip flop sandals? [more inside]
    posted by orange swan on Mar 27, 2006 - 8 answers

    How can I make these sandals?

    I think these "barefoot sandals" would be quite fetching if done in a dark brown satin-finish cord and attached to a leather sole (something like these), and I’m trying to figure out how to go about it. Making the crochet part is no problem at all, but finding a sole and attaching the two is going to be a challenge. I'm hoping that the accomplished MeFi online shoppers can help me, and also that there's a MeFite or two who know something about cobbling. [more inside]
    posted by orange swan on Mar 1, 2006 - 3 answers

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