Stinky shoes are one of the most embarrassing things that can happen to anyone.
Imagine you’re in the midst of people and for some reason, you have to take off your shoes, but you know your reputation is on the line. A Stinky shoe situation is just really embarrassing
If you have a stinky shoe situation, now would be a good time to get rid of fast. But don’t worry, that’s why we are here for you. Here are some hacks you can try at home

1. Dry out your shoes

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You can do this by putting them near a heater or in a sunny spot. If it’s a particularly sunny day, put them out on some concrete or blacktop. By keeping them dry, you help prevent bacterial growth that causes odor.
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2. Freeze your stinky shoe

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The first amazing benefit of putting your shoes in the freezer is that it will make them smell a whole lot better.

Bacteria that grow in moist environments (like shoes that have gotten damp from sweaty feet) produce unpleasant odors. Freezing your shoes actually kills the bacteria and knocks out the yucky odor.

Of course, you don’t want to just throw a pair of stinky shoes in your freezer along with your food. That would be unsanitary.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Pop the shoes in a plastic zip-lock bag
  • Place the shoes in the freezer for a night or two
  • Thaw them out, preferably in sunlight

That’s it. Really simple.

3. Steam clean stinky shoe to kill bacteria and odor

Steam can help eradicate bacteria and foot odor in your shoes. If you have a dryer with a steam feature, give that a try. Be sure that you try this method on shoes that can tolerate moisture.

Another method using steam requires a steam cleaning appliance. These are used for cleaning and disinfecting things around the house. Just stick the steam machine’s nozzle into each shoe for about 30 seconds. Let them completely dry before wearing again.

4. Place fresh orange, grapefruit, lemon, or lime peel into the shoes.

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Fresh citrus peel has a great smell because of its essential oils. Smelly shoes? Make them a thing of the past with orange rings. Place the inside of the rinds against the soles of your shoes and they’ll absorb moisture and make them smell wonderful.
Leave fresh citrus peel in your shoes overnight and remove them before wear.

5. Use rubbing alcohol

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Swab shoes that you cannot wash with a cotton ball or cotton square with rubbing alcohol on it. Or you can take rubbing alcoholput some in a spray bottle and spray inside the shoes.
Let dry overnight, and the odor should be gone.Stinky Shoe - 6 Easy Hacks To Get Rid Of That Awful Smell 5

6. Place a couple of tea bags into your shoes overnight

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Any type will work – but fruity ones sound like a good idea because they have a great scent. Just put a few inside the shoe and leave them to suck up moisture and the smell.

Leave to sit overnight in a warm dry place. The longer you leave the better.

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