We all know what a hassle it is to keep your shoes and other footwear smelling fresh all day long. Stinky shoes can be an embarrassment when you go out and can cause a lot of other issues apart from the odour itself. We are here with a few simple hacks that can help you de-stink your footwear and keep them fresh for a long period of time.

 The reason for smelly shoes is the bacteria that live on our feet. Don’t get disgusted, because there are millions of tiny bacteria which live on our feet. Also, our feet contain more sweat glands than any other part of our body (almost 2,50,000 glands!)  and when our sweat mixes with the bacteria on our feet, it produces an unpleasant odour. But, follow these hacks to avoid a smelly situation.

 1)  Baking soda

This easily available household item can help you keep smelly shoes at bay. Baking soda helps in absorbing the moisture that tends to accumulate in our shoes and can prevent them from stinking. Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of baking soda on your shoes and let them dry overnight to reduce any odour coming from them.

 

 2)  Tea Bags

Another hack from your kitchen, tea bags can be very useful in preventing the bad odour from your shoes. Place a few bags of black tea in your shoes to avoid that unwanted smell from your favourite pair of sneakers!

 

 3) Wash Them!

And we mean both your  shoes and your feet! If you want to avoid any odour from your shoes, then washing them regularly goes a long way! Wash your shoes with mild soap and warm water. And to keep your feet clean and dry, wash them regularly and try to soak them in a relaxing bath with epsom salts. Shoes that come with washable insoles are also a great alternative to clean and odour-free feet!

 

 4) Store Them Right!  

You might be wondering what storage has to do with smelly shoes, but, that is where all the problem is. Airing your shoes and keeping them dry is as important as keeping them clean. Airing your shoes can kill the odour-causing bacteria thereby decreasing the smell.

 The best way to avoid all of this is to choose the right kind of shoes. For high-quality shoes in the latest designs, check out Paragon ’s latest collection for men & women.