Oh yes they can! Running shoes can really talk. Here's how to listen. After a long run on a hot summer day, put one of your shoes to your ear and listen closely. You will hear it say, " wash me as soon as you can, I stink!". Your running shoes should be washed often and left to air dry. There are shoe deodorizers at your local sports apparel shop. Invest in them if you can. If you can't, use dryer sheets. Cut one in half and place a piece in each shoe after your run. Use those peices until the scent is gone. This will keep them from telling their dirty little secret to your house guests.
Shoes Shouldn't Talk!