Post # 1
So, I am sitting at my desk at work, and I can smell my feet. It’s a problem. I usually wear skirts and dresses to work, and no nylons with flats or heels. I shower regularly, but walking around the office all day makes my feet stinky and I am so embarassed! I have tried stuffing my shoes with kleenex, washing my feet in the bathroom, using hand sanitizer on them mid-day. Its bad to the point where after a month the shoes are too gross to wear, oh! and letting baking soda sit in them for a few days helped for only about a day.
I was buying these Kiwi disposable shoe liners that worked SO well! but they don’t make them anymore (I honestly called the company and begged for them to sell me some! no dice) and i can’t find anywhere that sells them.
Does this happen to anyone else?? suggestions?
Post # 3
@edgebee: Embarrased to admit but I get this to, but with shoes that I’ve worn tights with
Post # 4
Are you wearing a different pair every day?
Post # 5
That happens when wearing flats all day long, everyday with no socks. Maybe get some no-show liners? That will help if it’s the shoes causing the smell. i wear my flats everyday and buy new black ones a few times a year because they just do not last, $20 cheapo ones or nice $80 ones. doesn’t make a difference.
if it’s your feet in generald, try soaking them in a hot tub of water and throw several tea bags (regular lipton works). let that soak for a half hour or so. do several times a week until you see an improvement, then like once a week should be good.
Post # 6
Totally get this too. I take off my cowboy boots from work and let.me.tell.you. I almost have to leave the room. lol Also this happens alot with flats and flip flops. If you find anything let me know!!!
Post # 7
I’ve had this happen too but only with one or two pairs of shoes. I’m thinking that maybe if the shoes are cheaper (like Payless Shoes) maybe they don’t breathe as well so the solution might be to buy higher quality shoes? That’s only a guess though. Would also love to know the answer to this question!
Post # 8
Blech, me too. I was using some orthopedic inserts with my moccasins, since I stand for like 50 hours a day as a teacher, but they got SO smelly that I had to throw them away. Then my dog got one out of the trash can and chewed on it! He’s a panty sucker, too, but whatever.
It’s better if you switch shoes every day and make sure to shower daily. I might also check out some of those tiny socks, but they never stay put with my flat shoes – they always fall off the heel.
So… stinky feet it is, then.
Post # 9
Yup…sounds like we have a similar situation. Steps that I already use that seem to help:
– don’t wear the same shoes all day, every day
– wash your feet with antibacterial soap/bodywash daily, making sure to get all the nooks and crannies…and dry well
– foot soak in baking soda
– COTTON socks
– washing my shoes when they get to a stinky point, and letting them dry thoroughly
– there are foot powders you can use ( I use “Barefoot”, can be found at walmart in the hygiene/cosmetic section)
My biggest problem right now is that I excercise a lot and I have to wear orthotics while I do so, so washing my orthotics can interupt things!
Post # 10
@edgebee: Bare feet in shoes will do this. Yuck. I hate flats for this reason. I always wear nylons, but then I have to with my job. Maybe you could try that?
Post # 11
lol, my dog is a panty snatcher too. Little pervert furbabies.
Post # 13
I second the soaking in tea, and also advise tea tree oil. Soak in water with the oil, more like, b/c the smell of the straight oil on your feet might be worse, imo.
Also, b/c I can’t see if you answered my question about wearing the same pair twice in a row, you shouldn’t. Ever. Let them air dry for at LEAST 24 hours after each time you wear them.
ETA: also, what indecisive said about making sure they are 100% dry before putting them in shoes or anything. That’s huge.
Post # 14
this happens to me sometimes, usually with cheaper shoes. i usually keep foot powder around and when i take my shoes off at the end of the day i pour a little powder inside to freshen them up for the next time i wear them and/or i sprinkle some on my feet before i put them on. seems to help a lot.
Post # 15
I have sweaty feet too. Its gross. But on the plus side- I never get callouses!
Post # 16
My feet can get pretty stinky. I use a spray deodorant on them in the mornings and it seems to do the trick. I just put a crappy old hand towel down on the bathroom floor and spray them over that so that the deodorant doesn’t make my bathroom nasty.