Smelly feet

United States
April 17, 2008 6:21pm CST
Ok so a friend of mine gets smelly feet after wearing shoes for awail and then taking them off. Her socks will be sweaty and feet will smell bad. she asked me if I knew of anything but I don't so I thought I would extend the question to everyone on mylot. Any ideas?
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@rombi001 (943)
18 Apr 08
there is foot powder she can get from pharmacies that help keep your feet dry... Or she can try wearing sandals or buy better socks...
• United States
18 Apr 08
well she can't wear sandals all the time and she buys good socks. I guess she can try the powders she just wanted something that she could do with out spending too much money.
@rombi001 (943)
18 Apr 08
I guess its better to spend a bit more and have nice and clean feet than having to deal with sweaty feet every day
• United States
19 Apr 08
ya well its a bit harder when you don't have much money to spend.
@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Odor Eater's always works for my tennis shoes (or boyfriend's tennis shoes). You can put that in your shoes and it also prevents bacteria from forming, which helps prevent odor. Also, if she puts a bit of powder on her feet before putting her socks on, it will cut down on her feet sweating. Maybe she could also get some thinner socks to help her feet breathe better. HOpe that helps!
• United States
20 Jun 08
ok thanks Ill let her know that. All the tips has been helping her out allot.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I'm glad you are finding tips to help her out. Have a great day!
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
16 Jun 08
Baking Soda - Baking soda in a bowl... can it fight global warming?
The best thing to use is a little baby powder. Either put it directly on the foot or put a little in the shoe and that will absorb the odor. Great question Thanks Zelo
• United States
17 Jun 08
ok thanks :)
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Just a heads up... it can chaffe so you want to be careful that your feet don't dry out and that you moisturize them if you are using talc. Zelo
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
18 Jun 08
she could try a baby powder that should help keep her feet dry . They make lotions and powders for feet the sweat and also avon sells many products. You can even find things at a dollar store . Peppermint lotion is one of the best for smell so any scented with that will do.
• United States
18 Jun 08
ok thanks.
@zer0charly (5618)
• Philippines
27 May 08
well, tell your friend to soak her feet into a warm water with salt in it for 30 minutes. this will prevent the sweaty feet that can cause smelly feet.
• United States
29 May 08
ok thanks.
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
i agree that a good soak twice a week would really help in disinfecting the odor causing bacteria in your friend's feet. Applying some heavy duty anti perspirant such as Driclor can also be a very good solution since the odor stems from sweat trapped in..
• United States
19 Apr 08
thank you
@bluemars (952)
• Australia
18 Apr 08
I know how you feel but there are a few things that one can do to help keep their feet clean and hygienic. Well one is to give your feet a kind of bath soak. You will need to put some salt like half a cup in there and the water needs to be warm. For an invigorating smell you could also add a few drops of essential oil, at your preference of course. The salt will help kill of some of the bacteria on there causing some of the smell. Also one could put their shoes in the sun to help dry and air them from moisture, that should help with continued wear. Also if the shoe is really smell maybe hose it down with some baby powder to help absorb extra moisture inside the shoe. I hope some of these help.
• United States
19 Apr 08
thank you I will pass them on.
• United States
17 Apr 08
Aww,,, poor thing..... I have always used baking soda in my boys sneakers. just dust it in like powder. She should be fine. Some people just have sweaty feet and there is not a lot you can do about it....
• United States
17 Apr 08
ok thanks I will let her know to give that a try.
• India
19 Apr 08
Easy n home made remedy wud b, if she is at home, and came bk, whenever she is relaxing, like watching tv or so, she cud just get a bowl of water, with a pinch of salt and small lemon juice squeezed, and she cud rest her feet in it for 10-15 minutes, it removes dirt as well as smell, if she does that regularly, i guess her probs wud b sloved.