Did you know one of the easiest ways to disinfect and deodorize shoes is with just a few sheets of newspaper? Newspaper is designed to absorb ink; it also absorbs other things, too, like excess moisture and odors. So stuff the toes of your shoes with newspaper to keep them dry and smelling good. The newspaper also helps shoes keep their shape. You can also place shoes on top of sheets of newspaper; all of the dirt, chemicals and other toxins on the bottom of your shoes will absorb right into the paper.