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Smelly Shoe Solutions

Fab Tip: Say Sayonara to Smelly Shoes

Smelly shoes are no use to anybody. Some fabrics, like synthetic vinyl, absorb stenches more than others, especially when you go sock-less. Bottom line: Stinky shoes are a problem that must be taken care of, pronto. No one wants to be associated with stank. I was recently watching Jeopardy, and of all things, one of the questions was about a plant that gets rid of bad smells. I took note.

To hear how to get rid of smelly shoes,


You're looking at a bunch of cloves. These puppies are going to be your solution to stinky shoes — and stinky drawers for that matter. Tie up a handful in a handkerchief and put in each shoe. Let them sit for a few hours and soon enough you'll have a pair of great smelling shoes. For exceptionally bad smelling footwear, leave the cloves longer, until the smell is gone. Do the same for sock drawers.

Join The Conversation
Sandolyne Sandolyne 6 years
Hey funny cloves thing! Another good and natural remedy are special cedarsoles (inserts made from cedar wood). You have a very similar effect by just wearing them inside the shoes.
nikkeeb nikkeeb 7 years
i second lexycon word-for-word! so strange because i don't think my feet & shoes have ever smelled until the past few months... definitely will try this
neonbee neonbee 7 years
This is why I love Jeopardy! Good to know.
lexycon lexycon 7 years
wow. i will definitely be putting this to the test. i wear flats (without socks) to work every day, and i'm not ashamed to admit that some of my shoes have gotten a little...funky.
superninja superninja 7 years
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Huh. The more you know! :D
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