Many of us have shoes or boots that stink.
It’s a fact that many of us go for a run or hike and then put them back in the closet when we get home. I’d even bet that a high percentage of us never think about really cleaning our footwear. Wearing socks can help reduce the odors that are inside our inside our shoes. When you don’t wear socks, the odors can get worse even faster.
To save your shoes from faster than normal deterioration from the excess moisture, here are a few tips. Stuff newspaper into your wet shoes to dry them out overnight. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda powder into each shoe after using them. Remove the insoles and shake the shoes to get the powder evenly distributed. The baking soda will also help control the harsh smells that are common with heavy sweating inside shoes. Rotate between two pairs of shoes to give them a chance to dry out.
Then use one of these odor control products: Sofsole Freah Fogger, Gold Mountain Natural Shoe Deodorizer and Foot Odor Spray, Foot Sense All-Natural Foot and Shoe Powder, or Sof Sole’s Sneaker Balls. Some of these and many others can often be found in yoiur local drug store.
If you have extreme foot odor in your shoes, you could try 10 Seconds Shoe Disinfectant and Deodorizer. It’s a powerful hospital-grade disinfectant and deodorizer in a convenient spray. Its spray kills the germs that causes odor, including MRSA (one of the bad ones). Be forewarned that it’s very potent so make sure you read the instructions on the can.