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New shoes leather stank

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  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    I bought some new dress shoes. .. 100% genuine leather. And they stink. I left them in my house friday and my whole house stunk. I left them outside for 36 hours and they still stink.

    Any suggestions on how to bring the aroma down without ruining them as they are expensive dress shoes.
     
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    Pack the leather item in newspaper or packing paper. The porous quality of newspaper and packing paper means they are both great for absorbing any bad smells in your leather item. Always check that the leather item is completely dry and that you are using dry newspapers. The loose fiber in newspaper makes it softer and more absorbent than other options, like office paper.[2]
    • Crumple up several sheets of newspaper in a box and place the leather item in the newspaper. Close the box and leave it sealed for one to two days.
    • Check the leather item to see if the newspaper has effectively drawn out the bad smell. You may need to leave the item in the newspaper for another day.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I've had this happen with steve madden shoes before. Smelt like gasoline for a few weeks in the room I kept.
     
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    was wondering why the hell those were out there
     
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    you couldn't smell it? even outside i could smell it. lol
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    walked by
    saw the shoes
    paused for a moment
    "dafuq??"
    :huh: :hmm::huh::dunno:
    continued on
    not much attention paid
     
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