Cleaning the insides of shoes is just as important as cleaning their exteriors. This is because shoe insoles tend to soak up a lot of sweat and dirt from the feet. If kept unwashed, shoe insoles can not only emit foul order but can also deteriorate quickly. This is because they become breeding ground for bacteria. However it is easy to clean shoe insoles that are removable. But you can also clean non-removable insoles in the following ways.
Use handheld steamers
You can use a handheld steamer, the one used to take out creases from clothes or clean the upholstery, for steaming the insides of the shoes.
This helps clean non-removable insoles from any bacteria. Next you need to dry out the shoes before wearing them again. However avoid this method of cleaning insides of suede shoes.
Use baking soda
Baking soda is a fantastic deodorizing agent. All you need to do is sprinkle some baking soda inside your shoes and leave them overnight. Just dust off the same the next morning and air-dry the shoes before wearing them. This method leaves your shoes fresh for wear and use.
Use dryer sheets
Dryer sheets make for an easy method to remove sweat and foul odor from shoes. Place them in your shoes and leave overnight. Your shoes will feel fresher the next morning. Dryer sheets are known to neutralize any kind of bad smells.
Charcoal is another great absorbent of moisture and odor. For this method, you need to fill up a pair of socks with charcoal and place them in your shoes. Leave the shoes undisturbed overnight. The next morning your pair of shoes will no longer smell bad or feel damp.
Make sure to always clean your shoe insoles every once in a while, using either of the methods listed above.