No one wants to run home only to take their shoes off and smell accumulated sweat in the shoes and socks. What’s more? That smell sticks. With more than 250,000 sweat glands, the feet sweat a lot. Moreover, that sweat is covered by shoes the entire time and thus dries and stays there. The lack of oxygen becomes a breeding ground for smelly bacteria. Sometimes simply washing your feet and the shoes might do the trick. But if you’re someone who sweats more, then the smell might not easily be removed. These 5 different ways to deal with the stink.
Moisture becomes a problem by giving the bacteria a perfect atmosphere for growing. Better to put them out in the sun when you’re not using them. It would also expose them to fresh air. Clearing out any bad odour.
Use Baking soda
Sprinkling baking soda can help in reducing moisture and absorb the odour too. Use a tablespoon of baking soda for each foot and keep them for an entire night. Shake them off in the morning. Do not use this on leather shoes, they dry up.
Freeze ‘em up
Though it might seem an extreme move, keeping your shoes in the freezer kills all the bacteria and makes them smell great again. Keep them in a zip-lock bag and them prop them inside the freezer. Though the method is disputed, you might want to still try it out.
Alcohol acts as a great disinfectant and antiseptic. Clean the insides of your shoes with cotton swabs and make sure that you get each and every corner. Change the cotton swab regularly so that you don’t just displace the bacteria.
Stuff with newspaper
Stuffing your shoes with newspaper will lead to them absorbing the moisture and odour from the shoe. Keep them overnight and check in the morning. This can also be your step towards recycling. Be sure to keep them in a dr