How to get rid of unpleasant odor from winter shoes: the most fragrant methods

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Winter shoes are most susceptible to unpleasant odors inside

Winter shoes are the thickest and most closed. This, in addition to being the best at keeping you warm, it also means that they are more likely to develop an unpleasant odor. The problem arises because the moisture inside the warm pair does not evaporate well, creating a microclimate favorable for bacterial growth.

But there are several ways to eliminate bad odors and even flavor winter shoes. OBOZ.UA tells you about the life-saving recipes.

Tea bags

A dry tea bag can absorb some of the moisture and at the same time eliminate the unpleasant odor from the shoes. Simply place one or more unbrewed dry teabags inside your shoe and leave them overnight. When you take them out in the morning, the stench will be gone.


Coffee works in a similar way. You can, of course, pour dry coffee grounds into your shoes, but it will be more effective to make a sachet out of it. To do this, put the grounds in a linen bag or disposable tea bags. Then leave the bag in your shoes overnight.

Baking soda

Another effective deodorant is baking soda. Make a sachet out of it in the same way as with coffee. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to the product to scent your shoes.

Hydrogen peroxide

To clean the inside of the pair and remove the unpleasant odor, you can wipe it with a cloth moistened with hydrogen peroxide. Just be sure not to apply too much liquid so that you don't have to dry the shoes separately.

Lemon juice

Fresh lemon juice can also refresh shoes from the inside. Use only a small amount so as not to wet the inner lining of the pair. After that, you need to wait until the shoes are completely dry.

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