Dog poop on your shoes sucks. Particularly when you stomp on it well enough to dig it in the grooves of your shoe and up the sides. Not only does dog poop stink and mess up your shoes, but if you have white shoes, the crap can actually stain your shoes as well. Learn how I successfully get dog poop out of my shoes so they are squeaky clean and good as new.
Note: cleaning dog poop off your shoes is a chore best done outside- don’t clean out your shoe(s) in your kitchen sink, bath tub, or your bathroom sink to avoid debris and smell clogging your drains and grossing out you and your family.
First thing I do is fill a shallow pan or a dish that we use for washing the car or painting with hot, soapy water- just enough to set the shoe in without the shoe sinking or getting wet on the inside. Depending on how fresh the poop is I stepped in, or how hard I stomped on it, I let the shoe sit for about 15 minutes or so. For really bad dog poop shoe attacks, I leave the shoe soaking for a good half hour.
After I’ve allowed the shoe to soak, I wipe off what I can off the bottom of the shoe with a wet wipe, to avoid ruining a good rag in the house. If you have an old rag or shirt you don’t mind tossing, use that, or an old sock. I prefer wet wipes to clean off the majority of the gunk. Then I refill the container to soak my shoe and allow my shoe to set again for another few minutes to help break up the crap stuck in the grooves along the bottom of the shoe.
Here comes the fun part- I then take a Q-tip to gently scrape out any dog poop that is stuck in crevices in the shoe until they are mainly gone. After I am satisfied I got most of the poop, I take fingernail polish remover or a hand sanitizer and douse a wet wipe again to wipe down the scent out of the shoe and remove any possible stains. Good as new!
Just make sure to dump your crap water out in the toilet to eliminate smell, and throw away all rags, Q-tips, and any other remnants of dog poop. Now make sure to go clean up the dog crap in your yard so you don’t step in a doggy deposit again!