Help! My birkis are smelly

August 1, 2011

Apologies in advance if this post is Too Much Information and shatters any illusions you may have that I live in a summer meadow and my hair is made of wheat *cough*.

Right now, I’m wearing my birkenstocks non-stop, because they’re really the only kind of sandals I can wear. But there’s a problem. Because they honk. I mean proper, parmigiana-style honking.

It’s an excuse of course to buy a shiny new pair of Birkis (which I’ve done – these ones in purple, aren’t they lovely?) but I really don’t want to throw away my other two patent pairs, because they’re only a year old and I love them.

So… has anyone got any tips for making birkis less smelly?

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  • Thierry August 5, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Not tried yet but apparently cat litter (unused!) takes the smell away. You are supposed to leave the cat litter overnight in the smelly shoes.

  • Sarah T August 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Have you tried wiping them with Baby Wipes? I wipe my sandals with Johnsons Baby wipes (normal not unscented) to give them a bit of a clean every so often, and they don’t honk!