I bought a pair of Skechers last year and they are absolutely my most comfy pair of shoes. In fact, the only reason I don’t wear them all the time is because they either smell too bad to wear or they’re in the wash to get de-funked. Which is a bummer because they’re the perfect cute little shoe to wear with casual capris or crop pants. So I decided to take a stab at solving the problem.
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Supplies to fix smelly Skechers
- A package of 3/16″ eyelets. They come in lots of colors!
- Dritz Fray Check.
- An eyelet setting tool. (Most packages of eyelets will come with a punch style tool but I find the plier style easier to use.)
- Leather punch – optional.
How I fixed my smelly Skechers.
Before I did anything to my shoes, I did a couple of test applications on some scrap fabric.
First I put 3 drops of Dritz Fray Check in a line along the instep of my shoes. I left it to fully dry, then punched a hole in each spot.
Using the eyelet pliers, I set an eyelet in each hole. Then I applied Dritz Fray Check on the inside of the shoe all around each eyelet.
I’ve been wearing mine around the house without socks and it’s actually helped! I’ll probably still have to wash them once in a while, but if I can wear them more than a day or two before they’re unbearable I’m happy!
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