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    Anyone deal with this?

    I have a pair of White's that I hadn't used in a while, they were stored in what I thought was a dry storage building.

    I pulled them out and they were covered by a greyish looking bit of mold. Stunk like mildew.

    I washed them and scrubbed them and they still have that mildew smell.

    Any thoughts?
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    I would contact White's and ask. Most of the higher end boot manufacturers (White's Included) are happy to offer advice on care and maintenance.

    My dad had a pair of leather boat shoes that had the same thing happen. I think he just scrubbed it off and hung them over his furnace for a week or so to dry out and kill any remaining mold.

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    I've had it happen several times to my Wescos... I dry them, wash them off again, dry and and oil them up again with Obernauf's.
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    Chief - first make sure its the boots and not your feet that smell. It may be BS -but I was told that putting stuff in the freezer would kill mildew. Never tried it, but I dont think it would hurt the boots one way or another. A couple of sprays of Lysol cant hurt.
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    No Worries Brother, just wear them for a week and your foot odor will kill the mold smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    No Worries Brother, just wear them for a week and your feet order will kill the mold smell.
    Damn....

    Is that how it's gonna be...
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    I do apologize for the very poor spelling/improper word use, it was late last night and I'd had a long day!
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