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    18 Things That'll Make Your Feet Smell So Much Better

    It's time to perform a stink exorcism on your feet. (Hey! While we try to keep our posts updated as much as we can, this post is actually from 2017, so we can't guarantee that the pricing and/or availability of the products featured are accurate. For our most up-to-date recommendations, check out the 2018 version of this post!)

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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

    This 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." β€”Reverie7

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

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

    It's super easy to use: just insert the aerosol dispenser into the shoe and press down.

    Promising review: "After an 18-hour shift, the work boots get a bit ripe. One shot with this instantly knocks down the smell. Dries fast and does not leave a residue behind in the boots. Good to go for the next shift." β€”markinark

    Get it from Amazon for $7.81.

    3. 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!" β€”Michelle Herrera

    Get them from Amazon for $7.98.

    4. 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." β€”Tmr1

    Get it from Amazon for $13.19.

    5. 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.

    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." β€”Que Barbara

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    6. 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." β€”Mr Mark

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes and two colors).

    7. A soothing foot soak formulated with tea tree oil and Epsom salts for combating foul-smelling feet.,

    It'll also help with toenail fungus, athlete's foot, and other feet-related conditions.

    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!" β€”Ty T.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.16.

    8. An anti-bacterial 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 β€” forever!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.34.

    9. A gentle but effective foot deodorant cream that'll nip any odors in the bud. One application lasts for a whole week!

    This is a deodorant, NOT an antiperspirant. It won't stop your feet from sweating, but it will control the smells. Bathing, showering, sports, and other physical activities won't interfere with the product's effectiveness.

    Promising review: "This is truly a small miracle if you want to end embarrassing foot odor forever! You only need to use the cream very sparingly, and it completely stops foot odor. It's extremely gentle with a light pleasing scent β€” nothing harsh to cause a foot rash at all. I have been using this product for a few years now, and it's the only deodorant that works for me β€” and you don't need to use it every day either, even after you bathe. It works for days! Your shoes, sandals, and sneakers will not be stinky and gross anymore. Fabulous product!" β€”Angelheart3/27

    Get it from Amazon for $14.43.

    10. 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." β€”Ally H

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    11. A pack of cedar chip pouches that'll 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 β€” 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."β€”joshua d shaw

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.19.

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

    Promising review: "I never imagined that foot cream could smell so good! After I use a pumice stone on my nasty feet and then soak them for about an hour, I get to rub this coconut-pie-smelling cream on my feet and sleep in dry clean socks and the next morning, voila! I have new feet!" β€”Kurlykaye

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    13. 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 β€” without having to lift a finger!

    This foot scrubber even comes with a cleansing gel!

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ or The Grommet for $39.95.

    14. 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!" β€”Lenny

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $18.71.

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

    Get it from The Body Shop for $6 or Amazon for $9.50.

    16. A pair of no-show socks made of an anti-bacterial 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." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.94+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    17. A pair of slip-on shoes that should be voted "Least Likely To Smell." It has a breathable Italian linen upper with an anti-microbial cork footbed that prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria.,

    Promising review: "Best slip-on ever. The cork sole is very comfy and absorbent; it manages odor extremely well. Very Impressed!" β€”victor reyes

    Get them from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in sizes 35-45 and 29 colors).

    18. A container of odor-eliminating powder to keep your feet cool, dry, and fresh-smelling all day.

    Promising review: "This powder makes my feet feel fresh and cool, especially now that the warm weather is here! I love the way it comes out of the bottle β€” just squeeze, and it comes right out without making a mess." β€”Anonymous

    Get it from Target for $4.69 or from Walmart or Jet for $5.70.

    Let your feet breathe!


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