So your shoes stink   already and you dont know how to get rid of that terrible smell.

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Smelly Shoes

Shoes smell for various reasons. Some smell because they are wet for a period of time , some smell due to sweat accumulation etc.

Several methods, tips have been discovered, tried and tested over the years .Here are few tips that can help remedy an already smelly shoe.

1. Place tea bags overnight.

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This really works and have been proven. Before you go to bed , do place a tea bag in your shoe so that it absorbs it before morning.

2. Wash and clean the soles

The soles of your smelly shoe would definetly have absorbed so much that it stinks . You can

 3. Baking Soda

In as much as you might not want to try this , it has been proven to work. To get rid of that terrible stench, sprinkle baking soda in your shoes hours before it needs  to be worn. Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda can be sprinkled, or spread inside the shoes, and kept overnight to get rid of the stench.

4. Cedar Wood

I research that cedar wood is a god ingredient for soaking and removing terrible stench . So why not try one today.


5. Weekly Scrub

Scrub your feet weekly with something like a Ped-Egg

6. Dry Your Shoes
Even though you feel that your shoes are not wet , sometimes due to regular wearing your shoes accumulate dampness in them.

So drying your shoes under the sun is a solution as Direct sunlight heating kills bacteria already accumulated.

7. Wash Your shoes Regularly

Dry Your Shoe
Regular washing of your shoes is actually necessary but has been ignored. Bacteria hides in your shoes especially if it your shoes smell due to sweat. If you do not, then there may be a bacterial or a fungal buildup which can even cause athlete’s foot.

8. Newspapers Absorbing Effect


Newspapers can be used in multiple ways for cleaning shoes. Stash loosely crumpled newspaper inside your shoes, and keep them in your closet, or you can also wipe your wet or sweaty shoes with newspaper as it helps to absorb the moisture.

9. Cleanse your Feet

Do not forget to wash your feet regularly if you have the problem of stinky feet as it helps in eliminating bacteria. You can also clean them with the help of soaps, disinfectants, or even drops of lemon in hot water. In addition to this, do not forget to clean your nails everyday after bath.

10 Foot CARE!
Exfoliating Dead skin cells on your feet is important as it  helps to keep your feet bacteria free as well as soft. Also there are some foot care products that are used to keep your foot healthy. products like powders, deodorants, creams, salts for foot baths, soaps, and foot-healing balms etc.

Note:These methods will have to be applied continually as the bad smell comes back.

Do you have any other tips I skipped here on how to combat foot odors, how to subdue a stinky shoe, or how to otherwise not be completely disgusting in the toe department?

Or … are you brave enough to share a story about a time you – or someone you were with – had really stinky feet?

Go ahead.

Do it now.

You may never get another chance.


Brave Enough to Share a Smelly Shoe Story?