After our last vacation I knew I had to do something about our water shoes problem. The problem was that they were so foul and stinky that we couldn't even bear to be in the same room as the shoes. It's really not the shoes' fault. We wore our shoes all summer long. Every time there was water to splash around in, they were there to protect our feet. Unfortunately, Water + Feet = Stink
I put equal parts vinegar and water in a bucket and soaked the stinky shoes for a good long time or an hour, whichever feels best.
The wet shoes got to dry in the sunshine. Which, by the way, is a natural disinfectant.
Ahhh... finally I can stand to be in the same room as our shoes.