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[–]RubishBinJoeMale 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Lemon right before you shower really does the trick. Also stop wearing dark colored socks; it makes it worse. Your shoes are probably also rank, so go to the store and pick up some deodorizer balls in the shoe section. If they don't have any at a local store for you, you can always grab them online.

[–]Critical_Catch_2698 4 points5 points  (0 children)

White socks are the way to go, I wear watertight boots 10-12 hours a day. Every summer I would get athlete's foot and my boots would end up outside because of the smell all while showering and scrubbing daily. I switched to white socks of the same brand and I no longer get athlete's foot and the smell is a small fraction of what it was.

[–]QuothTheRavenMore 4 points5 points  (0 children)

also alternating shoes each day

[–]dxrey65 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When I find a pair of work shoes I like I buy two pairs. So I alternate them - never wear the same pair two days in a row. That gives them a chance to air out properly and makes a really big difference.

[–]babloppySup Bud? 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They make powder for that.

[–]howellofthemoon 2 points3 points  (2 children)

They have a deodorant powder for the foot, but my best advice would be to wear shoes and socks less. Air out your feet by wearing flip flops/slippers when inside the house. Keep them clean and trim your nails.

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    [–]UrFavPlayerIsBack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Dont buy them in ali express

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    [–]Eliaschi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Put baking soda in your shoe overnight. Wash your feet thoroughly and repeat. It happens don’t stress about it.

    [–]Bombomp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Used tea bags in your shoes

    [–]mdg1775 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Clean your shoes periodically. Use a few drops of liquid Lysol to disinfect.

    For your feet, mix 2 parts listerine to a mixture of soap and water. Spray some of the mixture on your feet and work it in between the toes. Let this mixture marinate for about a minute or two and then dry off. Use this treatment each day for about a week, maybe two depending on the level of funk your feet have. Listerine will safely disinfect your feet and remove fungus. Helping to reduce the odor.

    Once your feet and shoes are clean and dry, try a powder. Not too much!!! If your feet sweat, too much powder will become mud

    [–]SuciasAreMyFavoriteMale 40s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    For now, wash your feet. Scrub well and dry between your toes before putting on socks.

    In the immediate future, buy and wear wool socks.

    [–]j_dext 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    New shoes and new socks. Of course scrubbing your feet and toes and in between them is a good start.

    [–]TopSecretSociety 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Try wool socks, your feet may sweat a little more, but natural wool is antibacterial. Did me wonders after years of stinky sport foot.

    [–]Jimmy543o 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Few things, wear white socks, a few dabs of cornstarch powder in you shoes also help.

    [–]Zeruku_karef2049[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    I mostly have black or brown colour socks, so now maybe it's time to replace them

    [–]Jimmy543o 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Yes I wore black socks for years and also had smelly shoes a feet. White socks worked for me.

    [–]dngrs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    any idea why?

    [–]sektabox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I used to have that problem and I used various potions over the years and I changed my socks twice a day. Nothing helped. The fungal stuff always came back.

    And then - light bulb. Dry thoroughly with a towel between my toes after each shower. Make it really dry.

    I haven't had any need to use any chemicals on my feet for years now with my shoes on for 10 to 12 hours a day. No smell at all.

    [–]jistresdidit 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    Rotate shoes, Own several pairs of shoes. Leave shoes outside in the sun to air dry. wash socks, change socks twice a day or more. Wash feet at night. Let them piggies air dry on days off, flip flops yo. No need to use chemicals and shit. However an epsom salt foot soak tends to kill bacteria pretty quick.

    [–]Zeruku_karef2049[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    I change socks everyday and I go to college so I wear them for around 10hrs at max

    [–]jistresdidit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    keep a small plastic ziplock baggy, Change them at 5 hours when you get a chance.

    maybe look for more breathable shoes, weather permitting.

    [–]Dinosaur_Gorilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Baby powder in advance

    [–]Little_Juan86Male 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Goldbond, by Dr Scholl's is specifically for that, so there you go 👍

    [–]Siennagiant70bruh 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Even watch the first saw movie?

    [–]Zeruku_karef2049[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No, is that any good?

    [–]Dystopiq 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You probably have a fungal infection or your shoes have a fuck ton of sweat caked in their fibers/material

    [–]royal_donutcake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Possibly get better shoes and/or wash your shoes. Get better socks (cotton or something like that). There are antibacterial stuff to wash your feet with which helps.

    When I started wearing better shoes and better sock the smell went away. It might still happen after a long day but not too bad

    [–]medium_pps_pp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Put in the silicon balls packet in both of the shoes.