Baking soda won't kill any source of odor
, it only absorbs odors--not their sources--so it will make things smell better while it is fresh and doing that job. Once it is used up or damp, the odor
will come back as long as the source is still there.
Sterishoe is a clever idea, but since it kills the source (all organic life) by UV-C light, it can only kill what it can 'see'. So in the case of shoes that have been soaked, presumably with anaerobic bacteria from the harbor muck now thoroughly infused into any porous foam or under the inner padding, etc....Sterishoe won't fix them, it will only kill the critters "on top" in the shoe. Which will help, but not fix the problem.
A thorough rinsing & cleaning
, using water
(a handy solvent and often the right one) to clean out the debris & critters, and ozone to PENETRATE into all the unseen spaces and crevices, is probably still going to do the best job. If water
ruins the shoes, well, there's no other help for them, they've been soaked anyway.
I like the idea of Sterishoe someplace like a bowling alley, when "stuff from the last guys feet" may be a concern in rental shoes.