Tips to Keep Your Shoes from Stinking !
Buy a product like Gran's Remedy
that you can sprinkle into your shoes. If you don't
have Gran's Remedy or a similar product, you can simply
use baking soda. Baking soda is a deodorizer and will
help the smell.
Sprinkle your chosen product
into your shoes at night time before you go to bed.
Leave them to sit overnight.
Remove the powder from your
shoes in the morning by going outside and shaking
the powder out. Clap the soles of your shoes
together to get rid of any excess powder. Your
shoes should be smelling better.
Put special cedar insoles
made from cedar wood into your shoes. (Zederna is
probably the best choice.) The wood has anti-fungal
characteristics and gives your shoes a menthol-like
Try Dr. Scholl's Odor Eaters.
On their own, or in addition to Gran's Remedy, they
work very well. Also, spray your feet with one of
the new foot deodorants (Dr. Scholl's has
Ladies, use Chu Shu's Silver
Linings in any shoes that you don't wear socks
with. Silver Linings have silver in them, a
naturally occurring antimicrobial proven to inhibit
growth of odor-causing bacteria. They'll reduce
odor in old shoes but also maintain that new shoe
feeling in barely worn shoes.
Loosen shoes. At the end of
the day loosen the laces and pull up the tongue to
let the air out.
Avoid wearing the same pair
of shoes two days in a row.
Use shoe insoles. Ladies can
keep their sandals odor free by carefully cutting
the odor control insoles to the exact shape of
their open-toed shoes. The shoe insoles come in
four colors: white, blue, black and tan.
Secure the insole with small
strips of double sided tape or dabs of rubber
cement. Using either adhesive, the insole will stay
on and can be easily removed when needing to be
Use running socks. They apply
"moisture-wicking" technology which helps to keep
your feet dry.
Put in fabric sheets whenever
you take your shoes off.
Do this on a regular basis to
keep the smell out of your shoes.
Washing your socks with a
product like Dettol (disinfectant), bleach and
color safe bleach can help keep your socks and
shoes from smelling.
There are also some sprays
that you can put in your shoes. Follow the
instructions on the container so you have a better
understanding of the product.
Another way to get the stink
out is to put some baby powder in the shoe. Of
course putting a dryer sheet in the shoe works as
Always wash and thoroughly
dry your feet before putting on your shoes; that
will help the prolong life of your shoes,
Apply an antiperspirant to
feet. This stops feet from sweating and making
shoes smell. Use a lotion on your feet before using
Putting a fabric softener
sheet in your shoes each night works great as
Always wear socks with shoes.
They help wick up sweat and prevent smelly bacteria
from growing in your shoes.
If your shoes already smell
bad, you can try spraying the insides with a
product like Lysol. Give them a good soaking with
the Lysol and let them dry for a few days.
Remember to take care of your
feet, as well! If you think you have a fungus, get
it treated. Calluses often retain the smell of
sweaty feet even after you shower, so gently use a
pumice on your feet often to remove excess
Since the smell comes from
bacteria, you can also get rid of the smell by
spraying rubbing alcohol into the shoes.