Fill halfway with unscented witch hazel. Fight off the odor by blocking it in the first place. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 3,983,479 times.
You can also use the moisture packs that come with shoes- they are free! Non-breathable shoes act to prevent moisture dissipation and evaporation. Warming probably won't make a difference. How do I remove a bad odor from my leather shoes?
I hate weeding. Steam can help eradicate bacteria and foot odor in your shoes.
Related Story. Drop a few drops of essential oils onto a couple of cotton ball , place them inside the shoes, and leave them overnight.
One caution: Saturate several cotton balls with rubbing alcohol. Try store-bought odor removers.
Vote Up 5 Vote Down. Moisture can encourage the growth of bacteria, which is what leads to odor, so remove your insoles and dry them separately if you need to. These odor-neutralizing insoles are especially useful in taming those smelly gym shoes.
A sprinkle of medicated foot powder in the shoes before and after wearing them can help keep the shoes dry and inhibit the bacterial growth. Disgusting foot odor is caused by bacteria lurking in the dark recesses of your footwear. Two Bags Per Package. This method will help dry out the sources of odor and hopefully allow you full use of the shoes again.