What are the best shoes that avoid retaining pee smell for elderly with urinary incontinence?

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Greetings. My mother has urinary incontinence to the point where it overflows her Depend and runs down her leg, into her shoes and socks. I need advice on a good shoe that is supportive on her feet, offers slip resistance, and washable. I had to toss out two pair of nice Rockport shoes that were made of leather because I just coudn't get the pee smell out no matter how hard I tried.
Has anyone tried Crocs? I believe they rinse off but I am not sure of the support they offer. Or maybe a rubber garden clog?

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Ah yes, SAS shoes, my all time favorite. I wear them all the time. Gave up on wearing high heel shoes to work after I fell off of my shoes and broke my shoulder. Oops. Haven't had any mishaps with the SAS shoelace tied shoes. But one cannot wash them.

I know the original posting is from 2013, but I recently read somewhere in a hint book that new tea bags are good for getting smell out of shoes. I never tired it, would be interested to see if it works. I might try it on my sneakers :)

As for crocs, I have seen on the news too many times about crocs somehow getting caught in escalators.
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Ahh yes
If your mom has good balance try the crocs but I have the same issue - mom has a torn tendon in her foot so needs support - she has fallen many times and at 93 crocs aren't going to work for her - she uses SAS during the day and easy spirit slip on tennys as slippers during the night - when she pees I wash them in cold water with borax and vinegar in the soapy water - helps but she has two pairs at a time to rotate
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Had the same situation with my MIL. Last winter we bought her some crocs. The first day she wasn't so sure about them, but by day two she loved them.
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I got my mom some Teva Dozer's a few years ago, they may be named differently now. My mom used to be a big hiker so she likes the look of these, the insides are microbial (or something like that) and they wash up great. They have a suede version, which you may not want, but the other type might work for you. They are very sturdy and super comfortable (I've seen some nurses wear them) and socks can be worn with them but my Mom likes no sock. (we have mild winters) I hope this helps!
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Use betadine scrub, the iodine in it will neutralize the pee smell.
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