the ewww thing i found when cleaning shoes

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  1. Henkie

    Henkie Active Member

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    Are you sure it's fungus, not just your socks slowly disintegrating in your shoes? Kind of lying dryer lint except made purely of sweaty socks?
     


  2. Blackhood

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    I've already posted a long term solution in this thread.

    At the end of the day, if there is shit growing in your shoe, put some powder in that stops it growing. It doesn't matter whether that thing is fungi, rat shit or dead kittens, if it can't grow then it isn't an issue.
     


  3. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    I haven't found any powder but i've found a liquid that is specifically made to kill fungi, i have cleaned all of the shoe bottoms with that thing, with a toothbrush, didn't help.

    Photos later today.
     


  4. MyOtherLife

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    Great! Standing by.
    By the way, I just bought some of this......

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    (Source- http://www.bettymills.com/shop/product/view/Envirocare/MDXKIT.html)

    Moldex smells like these.....

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    I will have to contact the manufacturer to see if they would recommend using it in moldy musty shoes. Probably not safe for our bloodstream. It sure worked wonders on moldy bathroom tile....killed the mold on contact.

    EDIT-
    Alright, forget the Moldex idea. Many health hazards.
    http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=5015004
    but the Popeye cigarettes should be safe enough. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em.

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  5. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    Here is teh photo, photographed only one shoe because each one looks the same...

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  6. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    No, it's not a liquid like this, I'm not an idiot, it's a specific medical liquid made to kill feet fungus like fungi not like something you would use to clean your toilet :) it's called cyteal
     
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  7. jerrybrowne

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    Oh man......
     


  8. reinhardgs

    reinhardgs Well-Known Member

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    that photo is just gros

    should go check my shoes [​IMG]
     


  9. imatlas

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    ^ that's mildew. Look up Leather Therapy, it was recommend to me by a professional book restorer as the bet treatment for mildewed leather.
     


  10. cptjeff

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    You say something about changing the insoles. If you put inserts in those, you may have been trapping the moisture between the actual insole and the insert you put in there that the shoe wasn't really built for. And the shoe trees probably added to that, blocking air circulation.

    But yeah, some mold killing wouldn't hurt. Condition the leather after you get the mold out though, leather doesn't always react all that well to industrial chemicals.
     


  11. MyOtherLife

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    Damn....that is nasty stuff. have you checked to see if the bottoms of your feet are missing any tissue? No photos necessary.
    I am at a loss for suggestions here, sorry. Best try what iamatlas suggested and if that don't work....

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  12. Typhoid Jones

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    I couldn't sleep and unwittingly wandered in here. Are you using socks? If so, are you using socks with a high nylon content? Socks with a lot of nylon don't allow air circulation and end up hot-boxing your feet and cause them to just dump sweat. Get 100% cotton or 100% wool (or even cashmere or silk if you roll like that) socks - natural fibers are the way to go. Say "no" to nylon socks.

    Good luck with your shoe garden.
     


  13. IsteRed

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    Only natural fiber, cotton mostly, i wear natural fibers even at gym i don't like this modern polyester stuff.


    Well i've seen a doctor and he gave me anti-fungus medication which had to strip all of my feet tissue for the new to grow, here is the thread...


    I've changed the insoles on the Parliaments because it had the orthopedic one in it i've changed it for another.



    The only thing i can blame this on is that my feet naturally are very warm and i sweat heavily, that's the only thing i can think of that can cause this.
     


  14. campbellronald7

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    Hey Iste, did you try the Lysol idea and putting the athlete's foot powder in your shoes. Because even I had similar mold problem but the foot powder actually helped.
     


  15. redips

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    Do you change your socks throughout the day? Especially during those 20 h stints, a sock rotation will keep your feett and moisture level low
     


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