Smelly shoes can be unpleasant and even downright embarrassing when someone asks you to remove your shoes at the threshold of their home. But they don’t have to be a permanent burden.
Knowing how to get rid of bad smells in shoes is easy with the right solutions. Here we give you eight ideas on how to remove odour from shoes.
Why Do My Shoes Smell?
Shoes can often become smelly due to a build up of sweat, making them the perfect place for bacteria to thrive and produce smelly odours. Think about it, your feet are locked inside a shoe for hours at a time – and you’re going to sweat even more if you’re exercising – so it’s inevitable that your shoes will end up smelling.
The materials shoes are made of can also cause odours. If you’re prone to getting sweaty and smelly feet then choose shoes made from breathable materials like cotton or leather and wear sandals in the summer.
- Odour Removers. A specially formulated odour remover spray can be a very effective way to get rid of smells in shoes. Most sprays like this will contain bacteria and/or enzymes that eat away at what is causing the bad smell for a quick fix.
- Cedar insoles. Cedar wood has natural anti-fungal properties making it a great deodoriser. Place the insoles inside your shoes to help them stay smelling fresh for longer.
There you have it; it really is very easy to remove smells from shoes! Next time your shoes start to pong, don’t just give up on them – try one of the methods above.