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You know your slippers have a foot odor problem when the dog turns his nose up at the chance of gnawing on one. Slippers absorb sweat from your tootsies. After absorbing the sweat they give off a spoiled odor that can topple the bravest of men. Fortunately, you can get rid of the offensive odor without wearing a gas mask or hazmat suit. Armed with the right tools you can blast those putrid smells right out of your slippers.
Grab a pair of old knee-high hose and fill each one with 1/2 cup of baking soda. Tie the ends into a knot. Stick each baking soda hose into the slippers and leave overnight. Remove the hose the next morning and take a big sniff. If the offending odor remains, place new baking soda hose into the slippers and leave for 24 hours.
Rub a dryer sheet in each house slipper. Leave the dryer sheet inside the slipper for 24 hours.
If the slippers are washable, give them a good bath. Clean them in the washer with a load of laundry and regular laundry detergent. Let them air-dry or put in the dryer if allowed by the manufacturer.
Sprinkle talcum powder in the slippers and let it absorb those funky smells.
Wear cotton socks when you can to let your tootsies breath and absorb sweat.
Dry your feet completely after bathing and before placing in the slippers.