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

posted 5 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 # 16
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Stillwell House

    I stopped buying anything that is not genuine leather or suede years ago.  It just breathes better, and stretches to you for a comfier fit.  I dont care what the designer or brand is – I dodge anything PU (polyurethane), microsuede, “sueded”, manmade upper,  etc.  

    Post # 17
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I wear Tieks. Here is what you need to do… Take a cotton pad and wipe the bottom of your feet with rubbing alcohol. It dries really fast. Make sure you only get the bottom or your foot will look ashy when it peeks out of the shoe. Every few weeks wipe down the leather insole of the shoe with alcohol. Problem solved.

    ETA: Works with Uggs as well although of course you can’t wipe the inside of the Uggs…wiping your feet down prior to wearing them cuts down on the funk factor.

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    Post # 18
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think that making sure to wear leather or cotton shoes helps a lot.  Basically, don’t buy plastic-y, man-made material flats.  I also think that some people are more prone to others than sweating.  

    My feet sweat. My shoes don’t get stinky but they do get sweat mark/foot implants in the insole. This happens with my $30 shoes and $300 shoes. No difference. 

    Post # 19
    4548 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    indyJEEP:  Seriously, Tieks have been the best purchase ever. I nearly cried buying my first pair (due to exchange rate and shipping was an extra $50) but they are so, so worth the price. I will never again buy a different flat.

    Post # 20
    2837 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    indyJEEP:  Don’t depends on the material the shoe is made of.  Has nothing to do with price!!  

    Post # 21
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    1inthechamber:  I fill a mini spritz bottle (like you get in the travel aisle) with rubbing alcohol and spritz the insides of any flats I wear 2 days in a row.

    I generally alternate among 3 pairs of flats so this works best for me, along with allowing them to air out for at least a day between wears.

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