How to Get Odor Out of Adidas Slides

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Things You'll Need

  • Liquid dishwashing detergent

  • Scrubbing brush

  • Baking soda

Adidas slides are open-toe rubber pool and lounge shoes. People often wear them in the summer when their feet sweat more often. The shoes can develop a bad odor that can transfer to your feet. Prevent this bad smell by airing out the shoes after every use and cleaning them often before they have a chance to smell bad. Use products that will remove the odor rather than those that will simply cover it.


Step 1

Plug the sink and fill it with lukewarm water.

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Step 2

Add 2 drops of liquid dishwashing detergent. Use mild soap that does not contain bleach. Do not use dishwasher detergent.


Step 3

Mix the water until it is sudsy.

Step 4

Put the Adidas Slides in the soapy water. Let them sit for at least 1 hour.

Step 5

Scrub the slides with a scrubbing brush. Scrub every portion of the slides to loosen all of the dirt.


Step 6

Unplug the sink and rinse the shoes. Scrub until the water runs clear and until the shoes look clean.

Step 7

Dry the shoes completely.

Step 8

Sprinkle the shoes with baking soda if the smell is still noticeable.


Step 9

Let the baking soda sit overnight.

Step 10

Shake the baking soda off into the trash.