How to get rid of unpleasant odour from shoes: 3 affordable ways
Unpleasant odour can be caused by poor quality shoes and socks, insufficient foot hygiene or improper care. Sometimes even buying high-quality, expensive shoes doesn't help.
You can get rid of an unpleasant odour by identifying its cause. OBOZREVATEL has selected the most effective life hacks.
First of all, you should pay attention to the quality of the socks. Synthetic fabrics prevent the skin from breathing and accumulate moisture. The material of the shoe also plays an important role, although if you don't change socks regularly and rarely wash your feet, high-quality leather models won't help either.
It also happens that unpleasant foot odour is the cause of fungal diseases or problems with the autonomic system. You should definitely consult a doctor.
Life hack with tea bags
The most popular way to get rid of a pungent shoe odour is to put a tea bag in it. This life hack is often used by athletes and tourists. Tea is an excellent and effective odour neutraliser. You don't have to spend money on expensive brands, even the cheapest brew will do the trick.
Unpleasant odours are quickly neutralised at low temperatures. This life hack is especially popular in winter - you can simply take your shoes to the balcony or doorstep.
There is also an option to put the shoes in the freezer - of course, after removing all the food. Insoles are recommended to be exposed to low temperatures separately from the main shoe.
The good old Zirka ointment is still sold in pharmacies. Experts advise smearing it on the surface of the shoe, pulling out the insoles. This method should not be repeated too often.
Another effective tip is to put bay leaves in your shoes. This method will not work quickly; to get rid of the smell, the bay leaves should stay on the insole for at least 6 hours. This life hack can be used from evening to morning and repeated once a week.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about ways to make shoes non-slip on ice.