TOMS Shoes are quickly becoming a favorite where I live—Mobile, AL.

I’m not going to act like I’m the biggest TOMS advocate out there because I’m not. I do LOVE my two pairs and will probably invest in more in the future, but I’m not going to join in on wearing NO shoes today. I just did a blog post on how plantar warts are CONTAGIOUS! Do you think I’m an idiot? But I will be wearing my TOMS.

DISCLOSURE: I will use affiliate links throughout this post, meaning if you decide to purchase a pair of TOMS through Amazon, I will make a very small commission.

For every pair of TOMS you buy a child in need gets a pair. To check it out and buy yourself some sweet TOMS visit:

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Anyways, the one down side of these shoes is that they get smelly fast, especially if you walk in water. I highly recommend NOT walking in water. Also, I have sweaty feet so they get smelly even faster. I thought I couldn’t wash these shoes because the insole is made of leather so I bought some Odor Eaters and kept truckin, but now I have found a way to successfully clean them!

How to clean TOMS Shoes

First, you’ll want to wash TOMS Shoes by themselves on the most gentle cycle you have in the washing machine. Add laundry detergent, whatever. Wash. I like to add some baking soda to the soles and let it sit for a few minutes before washing. You can do this or don’t.

Second, you’ll want to dry them on LOW or NO heat and you’ll want to do that with a bunch of WET towels, or if you have a dryer rack (They’re sold with all Sears appliances) then dry them on there. I prefer the dryer rack option, but we don’t have those here at college. I also use a dryer sheet. You could choose to just let them air dry or dry in the sun. That’s up to you.

SIDE NOTE: When you get TOMS Shoes out of the dryer and put them back on your feet they may feel shrunk or the leather inside may have curled up. NOTHING to fear. Just wear them for like 10 minutes and they’re back to normal, dear!

Now go out and wear some TOMS shoes, support kids in need, and don’t be smelly unless necessary!

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Katie Allred

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