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5 Ways to keep your shoes odourless


Phew! There are very few things that can be more unpleasant than when you or someone you love suffers from smelly shoes. After a long day at work, who doesn't want to kick off their shoes and relax? But with that awful foot odour rising from sweaty shoes, there are those who need to keep their sneakers, pumps or loafers on for the sake of others. Smelly shoes are caused by a build of bacteria inside the shoe, often present when excess moisture such as sweat is present. 

Read here for five interesting and completely natural ways to get rid of foot odour! 

1. Tea Bags
Perhaps the first peculiar solution on this list but it won't be the last. Place two or three unused tea bags inside your shoes and leave overnight. The tea bags will absorb the smell and leave your shoes fresh throughout the day. Remember to throw the tea bags away after. 

2. Bicarb
Bicarb has become a favourite household item for its abundant cleaning and freshening uses, so it's no surprise that we find it on this list. Give your shoes a generous helping of bicarb at night and roll the powder around the interior. Leave them overnight and throw out the bicarb in the morning before wearing. 

3. Tea tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a miracle worker for eliminating bacteria and foul odours. Simply pour a couple of drops into the sole of your shoe twice a day to get rid of any unwanted smells. 

4. Newspaper
Newspaper has been a "well-known" secret trick for getting rid of bad shoe smell for decades, and this old housewives trick really does work! Loosely crumple a few balls of newspaper up and leave inside your shoes overnight to absorb any moisture and bad odours present. 

5. Kitty Litter
Kitty litter may seem like an odd thing to put in your shoes, but it is amazing at absorbing and getting rid of nasty smells. Put three to four tablespoons of course kitty litter directly into your shoes and leave overnight to absorb any smells. If you have fine grade kitty litter, make sure to place it in a sealed sock before inserting into your shoes. Remember to throw away before wearing your fresh shoes. 

With these brilliant shoe hacks, you will be able to remove your shoes freely and enjoy putting your feet up after a long day. 

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