Post # 1
Hi bees! I’ve read tons of reviews and threads of people’s opinions regarding expensive flats being worth it (or not!), but they never seem to address the one question I’m interested in: do they ‘stink up’ less than cheaper shoes tend to?
I know some people don’t seem to have smelly-foot problems and that’s wonderful, but I do. I’ve been hesitant to invest in an expensive pair because, with a high price tag, I don’t want them to get stinky quickly like my inexpesnive flats do. Yes, no-show socks help a bit. Yes, I know of inserts and powders… yadda yadda. So, fellow smelly-foot people, do your expensive flats get stinky? Are they worth the investment?
Post # 2
Worth the investment for the cumfort and support. However the smell issue persists just like cheap ones…the more you wear them, the more chance of it occurring.
Post # 3
Kaylaa: Gah, bummer! Have you found this to be the case with multiple brands?
Post # 4
I find that as long as they have a cotton insole, and not leather, my feet do better, regardless of the price tag.
Post # 5
My feet stink up everything that I wear without a sock unless it is a flip flop.
Post # 6
I have Chanel Flats, and some Cole Haan Flats, they smell just as terrible as my $12 payless flats. Hah.
Post # 7
The only difference is that you’ll wear the stinky expensive flats longer before chucking them because you’ll feel you need to get your money’s worth, lol
Post # 8
turnanewleaf: I just insert washable insoles before I ever start wearing any new shoes. Problem solved. You can wash or replace the insert whenever you like and the shoe remains like new.
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Post # 10
I have several pairs of Burberry flats and have also owned Tory Burch and AGL and none of them stink…. And Ive owned one of my Burberry’s for about 8 yrs now! I wear that particular pair often and have gotten them resoled once. Still no smell and no, i dont wear hosiery.
Now i have some by Sam Edelman, Jessica Simpson and Me Too and they fall apart quickly. As far as being stinky, i dont have that problem.
Post # 11
I’ve stopped buying non-leather/low quality leather shoes for this reason.
I didn’t realize there was a real difference until I got a pair of Chloé scalloped ballet flats, which were probably my first pair of leather lining/upper/sole shoes. My feet barely sweat, and rarely get stinky, even with no hose. I only change into heels once I’m at work, so now I have a variety of J. Crew Kiki flats in various colours because they’re made of leather upper/lining/sole.
The J. Crew Kiki flats are pretty cheap, so I don’t think it’s a matter of expensive vs cheap shoes. I think it’s whether the lining/uppers are leather or not.
Post # 12
thank you so much for posting this! I have been wondering this forever!
Post # 13
I wear Tieks almost exclusively (Have 5 pairs, plotting sixth and seventh!)which are leather inners and uppers, and don’t have stink 🙂 I have very sweaty feet and normally stink shoes out, but have had all of these for over a year and no issues.
Post # 14
MrsBagel: Ah, interesting! I’m pretty sure most of my cheapo flats have insoles made of something non-breathable, but cotton would surely be better… if only for a little while!
GrannyPantiesRock: CatyLady: Meeee too! Even my flip-flops get icky if I wear them enough. I hate it!!! That’s why I’ve been so nervous to invest in something nicer/more comfy.
swonderful: Ahh, bummer! Good to know though because I was considering Cole Haan. Thanks!
turnanewleaf: Lol, right?! I would feel so guilty! Sigh.
julies1949: What brand do you use? I find that my flats are usually too ‘pinchy’ on top if I wear inserts.
flowercrowns: Ooh, good to know! Thanks! JCrew is always having awesome sales too.
Purplelicious: Right?! I was just talking with a friend about it because we’ve been wondering too and I decided this would be the perfect venue to ask. It beats walking up to a stranger with shoes I’m considering and asking “hi there, do you mind my asking if your feet smell bad wearing those shoes compared to other brands?” LOL.
Olivepepper: It’s funny that you mentioned Tieks because I literally *just* discovered them! They look super comfy, too. Very good to know – I’ll have to check them out, thanks!
Post # 15
indyJEEP: I think they are mostly Dr. Scholls- whatever the drugstore carries.