June 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
So, after Maria's roundup last week of DIY shoe refashions, have you hit the thrift store for shoes to alter? If the thing that's holding you back is the ick factor, ick no more! It might seem gross to wear second hand shoes - especially styles that don't call for socks - but armed with the right cleaning products, you can wear your thrifted shoes without worrying about picking up some nasty foot fungus. I've been wearing second hand shoes for years, even ballet flats, and so far this method has worked for me!