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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


To Wash or Not To Wash??  That is the question!

Okay..So I have these TOMS..I LOVE my TOMS!


The girl that sold me my first pair of Toms told me to buy them a 1/2 size smaller.  (They are supposed to stretch… Umm No!)

So….I have worn and worn them without socks until…the stench was quite


So I sprayed them several times with Bath & Body Spray…it helped but quickly the stench came back…

SO with much debate…I decided I would wash them and see how they fared in the laundry.

The results are in….

Before Pic…


After Pic…


Obviously, these are the canvas ones and I would not suggest washing the ones that are made of those cute little sparkles!  But, I am happy that I can continue to wear my fresh smelling TOMS!

Oh and I just threw them in the washer with some TIDE and then let them air dry!



  1. That is good to know. I have heard that they can really stink after a while. :)

  2. I'm glad you got the stink out! I LOVE your blog name and header - so cute!! Feel free to stop by my blog... it's kind of similar. :o)

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    For Love of Cupcakes

  3. Thank you for this post! My TOMS are STANKY too. I have been wanting to wash them but I was afraid that I would ruin them! Thanks for being the guinea pig on this one! I'm tossing my TOMS in the machine! :)

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  7. Thanks for the info on the TOMS! So good to know. Love those shoes! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your ideas! -The Sisters

  8. I am giving away some at :)

  9. Hi! Visiting from the blog hop.

    I'm a TOMS fanatic. I have somewhere around 11 pairs! I would definitely tell people to get whatever size they normally get in a shoe... I would not buy a half size smaller!

    I'm glad to hear that washing in the washing machine works well... I normally wash them with some detergent in the sink and then air dry!

  10. Thanks for sharing. I live in my Toms and as all of us know sometimes life and feet can stink. Glad that I can give them a quick wash and make them smell better.