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    18 Things That'll Actually Make Your Feet Stop Stinking

    Because your boots are made for walkin' — not stinkin'.

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    1. A pair of bamboo charcoal bags to suck all the nastiness out of a pair of well-loved sneakers.

    These help to prevent mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming by absorbing excess moisture. They can be reused for up to two years. Just place the bags outside in the sun once a month for about an hour to rejuvenate them. Read our full review of 'em here!

    Promising review: "My husband's stinky feet after work are nasty, and you would want to hold your breath when he took off his shoes, so we were quite interested to find out if the Mini-Moso Natural Air Purifying bags would help with the problem. THEY DID! After the very first time of leaving these in his shoes, when he took them off, the problem was solved. Now, you can't even tell when he takes his shoes off. I highly recommend these for anyone who wants odor-free shoes." —Que Barbara

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A container of odor-eliminating powder that'll help keep your feet cool, dry, and fresh-smelling all day.

    Promising review: "My husband works in boots all day and well, his feet really stunk. It was unbearable for me to be in the same room with him if he took his shoes off. I read reviews on this powder and went ahead and ordered the three-pack. It has worked amazingly! Shoes that I for sure thought were "stunk up" for life became fresh smelling again. His feet stay dry all day. Most importantly, NO MORE STINK when he takes his shoes off. This powder is a must have to anyone suffering from stinky feet. It has a cooling effect on the feet and lightly smells like mint. Good choice. :)" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $14.14.

    3. An all-natural antibacterial spray you can apply directly to your feet or spritz into shoes to eliminate all traces of stink.,

    The spray is formulated with essentials oils including peppermint, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, and thyme.

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my life! My husband and son get the most awful foot stench! We use this in their shoes a few times a week, and it's like magic. Honestly, even some of those commercial chemical powders don't even work as well as this. Plus, it smells nice." —Reverie7

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    4. A shoe freshener designed to be sprayed upside-down so it can reach all the nooks and crannies inside your shoe — places which have never seen the sun. *Shudders*


    Just insert the aerosol dispenser into the shoe and press down.

    Promising review:
    "This stuff is POTENT, and I mean BOY is it a clean smell. It could almost pass for a decent cologne if the freshness undertones weren't so prominent. I'm a male who sweats a lot, and naturally I have to deal with my shoes not becoming ruined over time (especially during long-wear cycles). I have yet to find any shoe deodorizer that works as well as this or smells as good/fresh. My first bottle lasted me well over six months with heavy use. I couldn't recommend more. Only a tiny spritz is needed." —Boozamn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.20.

    5. A pair of washable cotton terry insoles for absorbing the puddles of sweat your feet produce. No sweat, no stench!

    These insoles are grooved and perforated to promote air circulation. They're a great alternative to sock-liners because they can fit into flats, loafers, and even certain types of sandals. Once they get dirty, just wash them, and they'll be good to go again!

    Promising review: "I just LOVE these inserts! They're super comfy and durable. I don't have to worry about foot odor ruining my nice shoes because they're very absorbent. I just air them out at the end of the day as directed and re-use them for a couple more days before putting in another pair. I'm telling you, NO ODOR! They're supposed to be hand-washed but I pop them in the washing machine and then let them air dry. I am going to buy more so I can have a new pair in my shoes every day!" —Michelle Herrera

    Get them from Amazon for $7.98.

    6. An all-natural foot and shoe powder that'll neutralize icky smells and kill and prevent bacteria (which is what causes those smells in the first place).

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a foot powder to combat the southern heat and stinky feet that result from wearing ballet flats and no socks. This stuff is amazing and keeps my feet stink-free and sweatband-free even on hot days with a lot of walking. I anticipate it will also extend the life of my shoes. Worth the price." —Tmr1

    Get it from Amazon for $13.78.

    7. A floor-gripping massager and scrubber so you can polish off dead skin (which bacteria can feed off of) and restore your feet to a silky smooth and odorless state — without having to lift a finger.

    The Grommet

    Plus it comes with a cleansing gel!

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in six colors) or The Grommet for $39.95.

    8. Speaking of polishing off dead skin — a foot-peel mask that'll exfoliate and slough off so much you might not even recognize them anymore!

    Just cut a hole in the foot-mask booties, slip your foot in, seal it, and chill out for an hour while the foot mask works its magic. (Please, for all that's good and holy in this world, look at the array of oddly satisfying customer images of peeling feet.)

    Promising review: "Never has a foot care product taken me on such an emotional journey. Let’s go through the phases and emotions I experienced using this product.

    1. Shame. I was ashamed of the condition my feet were in. Too bad for a pedicure, nobody wants these feet in their face.

    2. Curiosity: Hmmm.... does this ACTUALLY work?

    3. Bravery: Yep, I’m gonna buy it. Let’s do this.

    4. Impatience: hurry and get here! I want to see if it really works!

    5. Excitement: The package came! The package came!

    6. Nervousness: You put them on your feet and nervously wait.

    7. Stupidity: After a day or two, you’re convinced you got taken and it’s not working. You feel tricked, betrayed, humiliated.

    8. Shocked: OMG, it’s working!

    9. Nasty: This gets ugly. Real ugly, and you won’t believe how much you love the nasty sheets of skin falling off your feet.

    20. Ashamed: You will feel ashamed for obsessing over your lizard-like shedding. It’s a disgusting thing of beauty.

    21. Rebellion: They say not to pull the skin off. Yeah right, good luck with that. It’s satisfying as heck.

    22. Sadness: It’s done. No more dead skin to stare at, pull at and be amazed by. You’ll miss it.

    23. Joy: get ready for the softest happiest feet you’ll ever feel! And the best part is, in a month — you can do it all over again!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.25 (for two pairs).

    9. A cooling peppermint spray perfect for bringing tired and sweaty feet back to life.

    Promising review: "This spray smells and feels amazing! As a dancer, my feet would be hot, smelly, sweaty, and tired at the end of a dance class or performance. I would just spray this stuff on and my feet would instantly feel cool, and the smell would go away. Seriously, I'm a huge fan of this stuff — it smells great." —Lightfinger

    Get it from Amazon for $10.58.

    10. A pair of breathable and odor-resistant copper-infused socks that won't even be stinky after an intense workout. You could test that theory...or not.

    Promising review: "I bought a pack of these from the store. Wore them a couple of times for working out and running. Went home and threw all my old sports socks in the bin. Came to Amazon and bought more of these. My feet now refuse to let me wear anything else. The claims about odor control forced me to 'have a sniff' after a heavy workout, and those claims stack up. Where does my foot stink go, and how does some copper infusion make it disappear? I don't know. They must be magic socks." —Mr Mark

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99+.

    11. A canister of peppermint wipes to freshen up your feet anytime, anywhere.

    Promising review: "I love these! I use them every day to freshen up after a long day on my feet and they smell wonderful and clean my feet." —Ally H

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    12. A soothing foot soak formulated with tea tree oil and Epsom salts for combating foul-smelling feet as well as helping with toenail fungus and athlete's foot.


    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I bought it because I have a foot odor problem as well as a fungus problem, and the product has so far helped me with both. I soak my feet every other day and my feet are no longer achy after a long day, the odor is long gone, and the toenail fungus is disappearing before my eyes. Just to let you know, I've only soaked five times so far, but the product does work. It does have a strong smell at first opening but nothing unpleasant. Will be buying again!" —Ty T.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.85.

    13. Plus, a best-selling antifungal body wash that'll help un-stink your feet and soothe any dry, itchy skin on your body all in one go.

    Promising review: "Amazing. My son struggled with athlete's foot and overall very stinky feet. Since scrubbing his feet with this soap, his feet have cleared up and no longer smell!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    14. A pack of cedar chip pouches to soak up all the moisture inside your shoes and ensure they smell like nothing but wood.

    Promising review: "I have to say these little sacks work. I used them overnight in my work/play shoes and switched them around my different pairs of shoes. Within a month, my shoes have no bad odor, only a slight hint of cedar. What's even better — MY FEET NO LONGER SMELL BAD. I'm honestly amazed. I am going to make sure I always have a fresh pack of these shoe inserts. They not only took care of my shoe odor, they cured my foot odor. AWESOME."—joshua d shaw

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A pair of trim-to-fit insoles with a layer of activated charcoal that'll absorb and neutralize unpleasant odors. You can take your shoes off, and no one will even know.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I had these in my sneakers for one day, and the smell was nonexistent. The smell had been so bad that I didn't even like to keep my sneakers in the house. Now, I can put them anywhere, and I am no longer embarrassed to remove my shoes in other people's houses. I wish I had found these sooner!" —Lenny

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $19.32.

    16. A pair of no-show socks made of an antibacterial and sweat-absorbent bamboo fabric, so you can finally wear those low-cut loafers without worrying about them getting funky.

    They have silicone heel grips in the back to prevent slipping!

    Promising review: "Perfect. The socks can be adjusted a little lower for lower-cut shoes, or higher for others. They stay put, no matter what shoes I wear, even at the heel, because of the little silicone disc. My feet don't sweat with these socks; they don't stretch out of shape and are comfortable for all-day wear. No odor! I am ordering more." —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.40+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    17. An antibacterial soap so you can wash away all the gunk accumulated on your poor feet after a long day.

    Promising review: "I bought this soap to use on my feet, which are continually wet due to a medical problem. Of course, they stink and my socks also. After just one day of using this soap, there was a 100% improvement. No odor from feet or socks! I will always keep a bar in the shower — forever!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. And a coconut-scented foot cream with a honey-like consistency for a luxurious at-home treatment. It smells good enough to eat...but, you know, don't.,

    Promising review: "This foot cream is the BEST EVER for anyone who has rough skin and a lot of calluses on their feet. And it smells great. Makes your feet as soft as a baby's bottom. Try it. You'll love it." —Julee M. Neuhart

    Get it from Amazon for $9.35+.

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