In this article, I will show you how to remove bad odors from your shoes using some easy tricks.


Baby powder

Baby powder is surprisingly good at deodorizing a bad-smelling shoe. To remove any bad odor from your shoes with baby powder you need to sprinkle some of it inside the shoes. Then let the shoes sit overnight with the baby powder inside of them. The next morning you should throw the excess powder out of the shoes, after doing that your shoes should be smelling way better than before.


Another thing you can do is to sprinkle the baby powder inside the shoes and let them sit under the sun for a couple of hours. Then after that, you should leave them somewhere inside the house overnight.



Baking soda

Baking soda is a great product to have in your home because it has many uses. One of the uses that baking soda has is that it can be used as a way to deodorize your shoes. Deodorizing your shoes with baking soda is rather simple, all you have to do is sprinkle the baking soda inside the shoes and let it sit in them overnight. Then the next morning all you have to do is throw the baking soda out of the shoes.



Freeze them

This is the strangest method on this list but it is definitely one of the most effective. Freezing your shoes will kill any bacteria that was in them, which will make the shoes smell better. To remove the bad odors from your shoes by freezing them you’ll need to place them in a ziplock bag and put them in the freezer and let them sit in there for the whole night.



Wash the inner soles with vinegar, dish soap, and fabric softener

First, remove the inner soles of the shoes and place them under warm running water. After that add a few squirts of dish soap onto the inner soles and pour some vinegar onto them as well. After that, you should pour just a little fabric softener onto them as well.  Now use a toothbrush to scrub the shoe soles. After scrubbing them you should rinse them and then place them in the dryer.

After doing this your shoe will no longer smell bad.



Spray inside of them with rubbing alcohol

This is a very simple trick however it won’t last very long. To do this all you need to do is spray the inner sole of the shoes with rubbing alcohol. This is mostly for people in a hurry as the smell of the shoe will resurface in a couple of hours.



How to prevent shoes from smelling bad

There are many ways to prevent your shoes from smelling bad. However, I’m only going to tell you the most important methods.



1. Moisturize your feet regularly

This means you should put on some lotion on your feet an hour before you wear your shoes. This will make your feet smell good for the rest of the day, which will also prevent your shoes from having any bad odor.



2. Wear moisture-wicking socks

These are the best type of socks to wear when you are about to work for a long time. These types of socks will prevent your shoes from smelling bad due to how they don’t absorb sweat that easily.





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