43 thoughts on “How do you get rid of smelly feet?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I shower nearly daily and use this shit in my shoes when I take them off.
    https://www.amazon.com/LumiOutdoors-Shoe-Deodorizer-Spray-Odor-Eliminator/dp/B013TSRYUS
    If your feet really stick, throw out all your old socks and buy new ones. If it persists, go to a dermatologist.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Obviously keep your feet clean, wear natural fiber socks (merino wool is great), and if you get sweaty feet try rubbing an alum block on them after you shower. You can also reapply throughout the day. It is a natural antiperspirant, anti bacterial, etc. I’ve been using it in place of under arm deodorant for about 6 months now and it has been great.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shower daily, piss on your feet in the shower, the ammonia kills a lot of bacteria. If you get really bad smell/athletes foot, get a 5 gallon bucket, fill it about half way with the hottest water you can stand, pour in a couple cups of bleach, and soak your feet for at least 15 minutes, or until the water cools down. They will burn and turn bright red from the heat and the bleach, this is ok because your skin is more resilient than the fungus and bacteria are. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, pat dry with a towel, and let them air dry until completely dry between toes. Use a small amount of moisturizer and put on some clean socks. Your foot odor will be gone now, and your skin will feel super soft as an added bonus. If your shoes smell, put them outside in the sun for a few days. Pull the insoles out and sun them separately if they are removable. Do this for at least a week of all-day sun for all your shoes, do not wear them during this process as you risk getting foot bacteria on your freshly cleansed feet if you wear tainted shoes before the sun has killed everything. I usually do this twice a year, spring and fall. Rotate your shoes regularly. I have a different pair for every day of the week, but you will be fine with a couple pairs and a 3 on/ 3 off schedule. Use foot powder, one that lists zinc oxide as an ingredient, which kills fungus and bacteria, sprinkle in each shoe sparingly, it helps control moisture and odor.

  4. Anonymous says:

    A pinch of talcum powder in your socks right after a shower. Might take 3-6 weeks of doing it regularly but is a good way to remove fungal foot infections.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anti-fungal cream, use it for months or years instead of weeks. Buy multiple pairs of shoes (5+) and rotate their wear. Wear leather footwear.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Impossible to tell where your problem is, but I’ll sum it up:
    1. More than 1 pair of shoes and change them up. Shoes need to fully dry out inbetween uses. That means don’t wear them at home or stupid stuff like that. You shouldn’t wear them 14+ hours or something like that. This also means that you need to take gym shoes out of your gym bag, for example, because they need to dry out, even if you’ve only worn them for 1-2 hours.
    2. Fresh pair of socks daily.
    3. Wash the socks at 130 F or above (or 60°C and above, depending on country and available machine settings). Preferably use a detergent that contains some oxygen bleach, as it will kill bacteria.
    4. If you’ve got polyester/nylon/plastic shoes of any kind, you can wash them to freshen them up. Put them in an old pillow case to avoid damage from the metal drum inside the washing machine and wash them with some other things (towels or whatever), at a lower temperature (something around 100 F). Don’t spin dry at full speed, don’t tumble dry, open them widely after washing and put them on a space heater or something like that. Don’t do that with leather shoes, it will destroy them. Also don’t wash your shoes too often, it should technically be almost unnecessary. I only do it to clean them on the outside, as it makes white soles nice and shiny again.
    5. Cut your toenails and remove grime under them, wash your feet in the shower.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Feet stanking up your life?
      >Spray em wit a lil vinegar 🙂
      this literally does not work, I’ve tried it when I was removing a wart and it was exponentially worse.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Feet stanking up your life?
      >Spray em wit a lil vinegar 🙂
      this literally does not work, I’ve tried it when I was removing a wart and it was exponentially worse.

      Shocked nobody mentioned the only real solution yet!
      Buy Cinnamon Soles! It will solve all your problems.

      Foot odor comes from bacteria eating the dead skin. A foot peel is the first, best way to prevent smell. Getting rid of calluses removes a huge amount of built-up dead skin that is otherwise literally rotting at all times.
      Even just using a pumice stone to scrape down the outermost layers every few days in the shower will help a lot.
      I used to have pretty bad foot odor, and exfoliation and rotating shoes helped. But doing a foot peel nuked my foot odor and it never came back as a real problem.
      So,

      https://i.imgur.com/sOJz8rk.png

      >How do you get rid of smelly feet?

      is correct

  7. Anonymous says:

    Odours are a perfectly natural part of the human body, remove the societal preconception that it is somehow ”bad” or ”unnatural”.

    • Anonymous says:

      My BBW ex GF wore them. She had really sweaty feet and worked as a nurse, walking all day. Loved the scent of years aged cheese, flavored with that cinnamon soles in the high summer heat. The scent filled the whole appartment.

  8. Anonymous says:

    idk about gettind of existing smells but i have never had smelly feet with the following routine.
    >actually wash your feet
    >wool socks
    >shoes off when i get home with cedar shoe trees in them after they air out for a while
    >socks off/replaced if they’re drenched in sweat

  9. Anonymous says:

    unironically, BLEACH.
    The issue is mostly your shoes.
    Wash them and dry them well, spray the inside of your shoes with bleach, commercially available bleach is about 5-6% concentration.
    You need to dilute it 1 part bleach to 9 parts water.
    Put it in a bottle and spray the inside of your slipper, shoes, etc.
    Make sure nothing touch the outside just in case it might ruin it.
    Additionally spray your feet as well.
    It’s safe and effective.
    And I kid you not, it’s legit.
    Check dakin’s solution if you don’t believe me.

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