(Closed) Expensive flats and stinky feet: is there a difference?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do your expensive flats stink less than your less expensive pairs?
    Yes - they don't smell nearly as bad as my cheaper pairs. : (6 votes)
    21 %
    No - they get stinky also. : (17 votes)
    59 %
    Kind of - it took them longer to stink up. : (4 votes)
    14 %
    It depends - I'll explain below. : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
    31 posts

    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 # 4
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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
    1833 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My feet stink up everything that I wear without a sock unless it is a flip flop.

    Post # 6
    2350 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have Chanel Flats, and some Cole Haan Flats, they smell just as terrible as my $12 payless flats. Hah.

    Post # 7
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
    46680 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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.

    Post # 10
    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    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
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    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
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    thank you so much for posting this!  I have been wondering this forever!

    Post # 13
    4655 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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 # 15
    46680 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    indyJEEP:  I think they are mostly Dr. Scholls- whatever the drugstore carries.

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