Gear Care & Repair
For odor control we recommend treating the shoes with Revivex Odor Eliminator, which is a powerful blend of microbes used to remove odors caused by mold, mildew and bacteria.
The first thing we recommend is scrubbing the footbed with a stiff brush. Many times an invisible film of bacteria will form on footbeds causing odor. We recommend that you break-up this film by first wetting the footbed and then scrubbing it with a stiff brush.
Next, fill a container with just enough water to completely submerge the boots (about a gallon). Then add about 3 oz. of Odor Eliminator to the water and mix. Soak the boots in the bath and be sure to saturate them completely.
Once you've soaked the boots, remove them from the Odor Eliminator bath and allow them to air dry completely. Do not rinse the boots as rinsing may remove the microbes. Also, do not apply heat as heat may also kill the microbes. It is best to allow the boots to air dry as long as possible. This gives the microbes plenty of time to do their job. You will not notice a reduction in odor, until the item has air dried completely.
If you do not want to soak the boots or shoes, you can also mix a spray solution of Odor Eliminator, but this solution must be used within 72 hours of mixing with water for maximum effectiveness.
Mix 2 oz. of Odor Eliminator with 16 oz. of water in a spray bottle. Spray the boots. The item does not need to be saturated with the Odor Eliminator solution but should be noticeably damp. Allow to air dry.