Shoes, slippers and sneakers after all-day wearing inevitably acquire, sooner or later, an unpleasant odor because of the bacteria that multiply in warm and humid environment of the sweat.
But it is not about a bad hygiene of the hands and the feet, but about the contact between the shoes and the sweat that creates a perfect environment for the bacteria. The smell of the shoes is quite unpleasant and can make everyone feel uncomfortable, especially in a public place in a warm room. The unpleasant odor is caused by the bacteria that need warm and humid environment. To remove the odor, we should turn the shoes in an environment that is not suitable for the development of bacteria.
The main reason of an unpleasant odor is sweating of the feet, which helps the development of the bacteria. It is therefore necessary to take daily care of the feet – they should be regularly and thoroughly washed and dried, even if we were at home all day only in flip flops.
If you suffer from excessive sweating of the feet, before putting the footwear, sprinkle the feet with powder that will absorb the moisture.
To reduce or remove the the unpleasant smell, you do not need to dispose of the shoes or destroy the clothes.
The salvation against the unpleasant smell in your shoes is located in your home.
Here are three express and effective tips against the unpleasant odor of the shoes:
- 1. Inside the the shoes put baking soda against the odor and leave it to stand overnight. In the morning brush and shake off the dust and there will be no trace of the unpleasant smell.
- 2. If you want to give an additional refresh to your shoes, in a bottle with a sprayer mix alcohol, water and a few drops of essential oil of lemon or orange and spray the inside of the shoes. Leave them on a dry place until they completely dry.
- 3. In cotton socks put corn flour, baking powder and baking soda and place the socks in your shoes that have an unpleasant odor. Leave them to stand overnight and in the morning the shoes will be like new.