Do you have a pair of shoes that aren't worn out, but are just too smelly to wear? You could buy any number of de-smelling solutions from your local store, but we head straight for the cat litter.
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To eliminate odours inside your shoe, simply fill a loose knit sock or some pantyhose with litter and tie it off. Work it into each shoe and allow to sit for 24 hours. The litter will help dry up the stinky bacteria that causes the smell, and it's likely a lot cheaper than powders and potions sold at major stores (especially if you've already got it on hand).
That's about all there is to it. Outdoors web site Trails.com has more details, so head to their instructions for the full low-down. Cat litter isn't just useful for your precious feline friends, of course—we've already shown you how it can be used to save your soaked mobile phone. Got your own clever use for cat litter? Sound off in the comments.
How to Clean Smelly New Balance Shoes [Trails.com]