End Smelly Feet For Good!

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Treating Smelly Shoes

Smelly shoes often come from going without socks and you are probably already aware of it if there is a problem. There’s no hiding that smell when your shoes reek! If you prefer to go without socks, there are some things you can do to keep your shoes smelling good. The big thing to remember is that odor emanates from bacteria and the sweat your feet produce.

The easiest way to combat bacteria and keep your shoes smelling fresh is to keep them clean. You also want to make sure they are as dry as possible, every day. You’ll also want to make sure you wash your feet on a daily basis, too.

You can also target the bacteria that causes the foul smells. The best way to do this is to make a solution and spray your feet or soles of your shoes directly. Vinegar is one of the best ways to kill bacteria, but be sure that your feet or shoes are dry before you put your shoes back on.

Baking your shoes in the sun is a great way to not only keep them dry but also air them out. When you expose your shoes to the sun it also kills odor-causing bacteria — so it is a win-win.

You can also try buying a pair of odor-killing in soles such as “Odor Eaters” or comparable brands. These work by using charcoal to kill bacteria as well as absorb odor. Foot powders may also work by killing the bacteria directly on your feet.

If you have enough pairs of shoes, you can even switch them out from day to day. When you do, you give them time to dry between wearing. Having multiple pairs of shoes can be a great way to reduce foot and shoe odor.

 

What to Do When You’ve Tried Everything

If you’ve tried everything on this list and are still having trouble, you may just have to suck it up and wear socks.

 

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Of course, if going barefoot inside your shoes is what you enjoy, you can always look for thin or low cut options when it comes to socks. Of course, socks may not be your “thing,” but they are the best way to protect your feet and keep the odor at bay.

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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