How to Eliminate the Stink in your Leather Shoes

One of the most annoying and embarrassing personal hygiene problems is having smelly feet. Of course, this also means you probably have a stinky pair of leather shoes too. One of the reasons for developing a foul odor on your feet is due to a high level of perspiration. This is normal especially if you live a sporty and active lifestyle.

The appearance of sweat on your feet can literally cause your shoes to smell bad. Another reason for the foul odor can be due to a growth of bacteria on your feet.

So how do you deal with this situation? One practical solution is to clean your leather shoes regularly. Of course, it won’t solve the problem entirely if you still have smelly feet. The best way to solve this is to eliminate the source of the problem.

Here are some tips on how to get rid of the bad smell on your leather shoes.

  • Wash your feet using antibacterial soap. A fresh and clean set of feet will prevent your leather shoes from developing any bacteria and foul odor.
  • Use a foot spray. A foot spray will help keep your toes and feet smelling fresh. Therefore, your leather shoes will smell nice too.
  • Change your shoes once in a while. If you use one pair of leather shoes on a daily basis, your shoes are more prone to developing bacteria due to constant exposure to environmental elements. Keep an alternate pair and use it every other day.
  • Use a dry fabric softener. After you take off your leather shoes, place a sheet of dry fabric softener in the soles of your shoes to eliminate the odor. One sheet can last you a week.
  • Keep your shoes dry. You can hang your shoes outside your house to dry off the moisture. The moisture gives your shoes a musky scent. Letting it dry naturally can help eliminate the smell.
  • Put a combination of baking powder, cornstarch and baking soda in your cotton socks. Stuff the socks in your shoes and leave it overnight. It helps absorb the smell from your leather shoes.
  • Apply a mixture of vinegar and water to your leather shoes. Fill a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water and spray it over the lining of your leather shoes. Add baking soda on top of the solution and let it dry overnight.

Once you get rid of the smell on your leather shoes, apply our KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner to protect your leather shoes from liquid stains.

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