What is the best way to handle smelling shoes

@shynu44 (4790)
June 18, 2017 8:41am CST
Despite wearing stockings, I just wonder why shoes, especially the closed ones still smell and how best an one handle them?
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• United States
18 Jun 17
Sprinkle some baking soda in and you can wear it like that and it takes the odor out or you can let it sit in there for a while. and air them out.
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@shynu44 (4790)
18 Jun 17
thanks for the idea
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• United States
18 Jun 17
@shynu44 Welcome.
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@owlwings (39102)
• Cambridge, England
18 Jun 17
Baking soda and the freezer
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
18 Jun 17
you can buy a spray for that. you may also apply foot powder before wearing your shoes.
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@nanette64 (17495)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 Jun 17
The suggestions you've been given are great @shynu44 . You have sweat glands in your feet and with closed-in shoes, the sweat doesn't have a chance to evaporate.
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@shynu44 (4790)
18 Jun 17
i had to buy dozens of socks
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@nanette64 (17495)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Jun 17
@shynu44 Stick with white socks as the colored ones are worse.
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@Sherinl (78)
20 Jun 17
Hi, I have had good results with Baking Soda / Anti-Bacterial Powder (though this can be a bit difficult compared to Baking Soda to get out, as this is finer). Keep 1/4 Lemon or Lemon Peel at night and check in the morning. Voila! Smell is usually gone. If I don't use Baking Soda, I prefer drying it out in sun midday for disinfecting it, or I use Essential Oils like Peppermint or Tea Tree for disinfecting and also to get rid of odor. Hope these help. Regards
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@shynu44 (4790)
20 Jun 17
thats a great recipe. thanks
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@moffittjc (42215)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Jun 17
You should try either some baking soda, or some talcum powder. Both are pretty good at removing odors.
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@Essjayd (1620)
18 Jun 17
Sprinkle baking soda in the shoes overnight and it removes the smell! Just remember to tip it out before you wear them or you'll have clouds of white powder at every step
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