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My hiking boots got soaked multiple times during our last trip in Scotland. The water got in via my pants, behind my gaiters and on my socks. This happened multiple times on the trip with no opportunity to dry them.

Now back home, they smell like hell. Any tips to get rid of that smell?

The shoes are a pair of haglofs grym

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Welcome to The Great Outdoors! I removed your greeting — no need to greet on this site. – gerrit Jul 2 '13 at 16:01

Put them in your sink and fill the sink with warm water and possibly some soap. Leave them like that overnight, then hang them to dry the next morning. You won't smell them while they're in the water and in the morning, the smell will be gone (and the water will have an interesting colour).

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