Running shoes often catch a bad smell, because of the sweat produced while running or exercising. To get rid of their unpleasant smell, you need to grab the below natural tricks and put them in your shoes, because washing them in the washer or by hand, isn’t enough to get rid of that pungent shoe smell.  

And here are my exquisite tips to get rid of that bad shoe odor:

Baking soda

Baking soda has many uses, and one of them is the absorption of unpleasant smell from shoes, and not only. It has the super power to neutralize any bad smell.

Just sprinkle baking soda in your running shoes, and let it act overnight. In the morning they will have a pleasant smell and fresh smell. Yes, I’m surprised, but it works!

Tea Bags

Tea bags absorb moisture and eliminate bad odors.

You just have to dampen a bit the tea bag and let it dry, and then put it in your running shoes – push it until you reach the tip. Let the tea bags to act overnight, and remove it in the morning! Voila! Another effective remedy that will kill that bad shoe odor!

I use green tea bags, but it works effectively with any type of tea.

Alcohol and water

Another solution that can banish the unpleasant shoe smell is to prepare a solution as it follows:

  • mix equal parts of isopropyl alcohol and water, pour the mixture in a sprayer, and spray all over the shoe interior. Let the solution act overnight! The next morning, the pungent shoe smell will be a bad memory!  
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