Please help me save my Simples!

peppamint

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I got these from fleabay…and MAN do they need some TLC! Does anybody have any suggestions on how to remove those mystery-stains on the insole? (Plus these Simples smell kind of funny too….)

PS: Is it really lame that my first Loubies are in such sad condition? It would have been nice if my first pair were Armadillos…..

TIA!



 

kjbags

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I would suggest baby wipes for cleaning the insoles, works really well :tup:
 

DC-Cutie

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in the store....
i'd use Lysol wipes first (for germs) and then babywipes... But I think I read on here that someone actually sent their CLs back to have the insoles replaced (another option)
 
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Since I would be worried about whose foot was in them I would use some type of disinfectant. When I clean my insoles I use the alcohol rubbing pads from the hospital! My friend, whose a nurse, gave me a whole case of them! They work really well and made my soles look like new! Not sure if you can get your hands on some of those.
 

fashion16

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Honestly, I would take those bad boys for a professional shoe "spa" treatment and a serious disinfecting before I wore them or tried them on. No offense ....
 

rilokiley

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I take it all of this was not disclosed in the listing? :s I'd be a bit upset about receiving shoes in this condition... OP, have you considered messaging the seller?
 

kett

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EW I can't believe someone would send a shoe in that condition! That's all I had.:biggrin:
 
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I agree with DC-Cutie on using Lysol wipes and baby wipes. That's exactly how I clean my CL's. The seller really should have cleaned them up for you prior to shipping them. That's disgusting.
 

yellow08

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:yucky: at the condition of the shoe! I can't believe she would sell :nono:them w/out at least trying to clean them...
I would try lysol for disinfecting but I would also use a mr. clean magic eraser to get the "toe grit" out
 

crazzee_shopper

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I know the Mr Clean works on removing black marks on my sole. I wonder if it will clean dirt marks too.

G'luck!
 

PyAri

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My vote goes to the cleaning with lysol wipes. Do that before you try them on or wear them out. Hopefully they will be much cleaner after that. Good luck =)