Isis Alayola
Isis Alayola
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Asked on Jul 29, 2013

WHAT CAN I USE FOR MY SON SHOES,BECAUSE THEY SMELL SO BAD

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MY KIDS HAVE BAD SMELL IN HIS AND HER FEET AND SHOES,AND A BOUGHTS SOME SPRAYS, FOR SHOES AND FEET AND THEY STILL SMELL BAD CAN YOU HELP ME PLIS,THANK YOU.
21 answers
  • Margaret Swanton
    on Jul 29, 2013

    Hey, @Isis Alayola ! I know whet you mean. Sometimes, bad smell is due to low quality shoes. The manterials they are made of "suffocates" the feet skin, thus the unpleasant odour. If it is summer, you can solve the problem by having them put on lighter, open shoes. In case, this is a more serious problem. I could recommend you an old-fashioned remedy. My dad's feet used to smell so much that we could sense him entering the house from very far away. What my mum did was make him soak his feet in vinegar-water solution every day (15 minutes a day) for two weeks. Slowly, the smell faded. Afterwards they repeated the procedure less frequently. Honestly, this works, if you are willing to give it a try.

  • James Akins
    on Jul 29, 2013

    put them in a freezer

  • MakerDon
    on Jul 29, 2013

    I know some people just throw them in the washer machine, although it does depend what type of shoes they are. Another options that many people do is put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. They say that the cold temperature kills bacteria.

  • Catherine Smith
    on Jul 29, 2013

    If washing won't work because of the type of shoe, try sprinkling some Gold Bond Powder in the shoe and have the kids powder their feet after a bath. Had this problem with both my sons and my MIL suggested this solution which worked quite well.

  • Anna Pennesi
    on Jul 29, 2013

    my son found this solution on Utube and it worked Put a couple of dry tea bags in each shoe and leave for a couple of days Voila smell gone

  • Frances S
    on Jul 29, 2013

    First put them in the freezer, it kills the bacteria. Then spray with Lysol after they thaw out...works great on sports gear that are unable to be washed.

  • Kimberly Barney
    on Jul 29, 2013

    If your children have issues with foot odor, you can have them soak their feet in cool tea (no sugar needed). It sounds strange but it works.

  • Isis Alayola
    on Jul 29, 2013

    Thank you so much for your's suggestions i will try all the tips that you gave me, and later I will put which ones work for my kids.

  • Lgsmith
    on Jul 29, 2013

    Removing dead skin from the feet helps too. A good remover is 1/4 cup Listerine..1/4 cup vinegar..and 1/2 cup water. Increase amount until soles of the feet are covered. Soak for fifteen minutes and dead skin will rub off. The soles of off the feet have a huge amount of swear glands and when dead skin is on the soles the smell can be terrible..I use this method every spring before I bring out my sandals. I used to fill my sons shoes with newspaper and this took the smell away. Hope this helps.

  • Becky (J) P
    on Jul 29, 2013

    the listerine trick, haven't tried it, but a fb friend said to make sure you don't use the blue listerine. Her feet turned blue! lol

  • Gail Salminen
    on Jul 29, 2013

    @Isis Alayola you have received a lot of good advice here all of which will help - the tea soaks do help. One other action that will assist is by having more than one pair of shoes. Alternate which ones are worn and sprinkle with a powder meant to reduce odor (baking soda is not good for leather shoes, makes them dry out and disintegrate). When I had this problem, I found that the Melaleuca foot spray on my feet and in my shoes helped a lot. It also had a cooling effect. http://www.melaleuca.com/ProductStore/ProductDetail.aspx?sku=9754 No I am not a sales rep and I no longer have to use it regularly - maybe a couple of times a year, but by using it regularly for a period of time the problem seemed to go away, as well as alternationg the shoes I wore - never the same ones two days in a row. Good luck.

  • Isis Alayola
    on Jul 30, 2013

    I TELL MY DAUGHTER TODAY, THAT WE NEED TO TRY ALL THE ADVISE, AND SEE WHICH ONES WORK FOR THEM. RIGHT NOW WE WILL PUT THE TEA BAGS INTO THEIR SHOES BUT, I ONLY I HAD GREEN TEA AND A DIFFERENT TEATHAT I'M BRING FROM MEXICO. LETS SEE IF IT WORKS. AGAIN TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HELP ME, THANK YOU SO MUCH. ISIS

  • Larose LoganOakes
    on Jul 30, 2013

    This site has a lot of good suggestions!Good Luck! http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Foot-Odor

  • Lgsmith
    on Jul 30, 2013

    @BeckyJ I did use blue Listerine and my feet did turn blue but found out after scrubbing my feet all the blue disappeared. It only turned the dead skin blue. Under the blue was nice pink skin.

  • Kenneth Bland
    on Jun 11, 2014

    you could put dryer sheets dryer sheets in them. also baking powder absorbs odors

  • Cheri HAYES
    on Feb 14, 2015

    My brother had horribly smelly feet for years. A doctor finally gave him medicine for a fungus infection and it totally took away the bad smell - forever!

  • Joan A
    on Jun 19, 2015

    Spray Natures Miracle and dry for a couple of days. It is for pet stains, but the enzymes break down the bacteria and the smell is gone. It also works on hockey pads.

  • B. Enne
    on Jun 20, 2015

    Stuff the shoes every night with crumpled newspaper. After a few days, you should be able to go 2 nights, then 3 etc.

  • Debi53
    on Jun 21, 2015

    The smell is usually from sweaty feet. There is an antiperspirant called 'Certain Dry.' It is made for underarms (I use it during the summer.), but can be used on feet also. I probably wouldn't use it on young children, but if they are preteen or teens, use it on the bottom of the feet. It closes off the sweat glands in that area. No sweat, usually no smell. One word of caution. Use one very small swipe in just one area & gradually build up to more. It really works, but make sure that there is no problem with irritation. When I use this, I only have to use it every few days to keep the perspiration & odor gone.

  • Sharon
    on Dec 31, 2015

    100% cotton socks.

  • Sherry
    on Feb 2, 2016

    Boric Acid...I know, it sounds terrible, but it really works! I use to have that problem, when I was young, and my feet and shoes were horrible! I worked in an office and wore nylons everyday, which added to my feet sweating. My Mom finally told me to try Boric Acid. I said, "won't that eat up my nylons?" Mom laughed and said "no". You can find it at pharmacies or in the phamaceutical areas of department stores. It's also inexpensive! Just dust some powder in your shoes and tap your shoes back and forth so the powder covers the entire inside sole of your shoes. Do it daily, if necessary, until the smell in your shoes is gone. Good luck!

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