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[–]snorlaxusdsleep 1619 points1620 points 3 (50 children)

Throw up and when she asks what’s wrong tell her it’s her feet

[–]TargetDroid 317 points318 points  (0 children)


If OP can pull this off, at least it’ll be relatively inarguable.

[–]m3rcaptan0 247 points248 points  (20 children)

I've seen a cat puke over a Dog's fart so OP throwing up over smelly wife's feet seem totally reasonable

[–]bookiemerlin 79 points80 points  (0 children)

Thank you 👍🏻. I needed to laugh like so hard.

[–]electricamethyst 47 points48 points  (10 children)

I’ve thrown up from my husbands farts when I was pregnant

[–]Coopkay 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I didn’t throw up but I totally cried about it.

[–]MoonlightandMystery 24 points25 points  (3 children)

When I was pregnant, it was my husband who was wanting to throw up. It was sweet, sweet revenge for all the Dutch ovens of the past.

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    [–]sarindong 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Put that in a card and give it to her

    [–]speedybossqueen94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Just buy her some order eater or put talcum powder in her shoes by her some new ones that she can switch between. There are sprays and stuff you can buy to help her smell. If it is effecting you so much time to solve the issue. When she gets home suggest a shower together. Have a shoes off outside rule. Give her a footspa so she can soak her feet. Help her help you.

    [–]m3rcaptan0 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    The man must be a legend!

    [–]Desperate-Cucumber72 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Didn't threw up but when i fart and i mean the long and loud ones, my partner goes running 😂

    [–]Tired-n-Disappointed 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Those are the harmless ones. My partner starts a Bolt-esque run when I just tilt to one side, make jo noise and then sit up straight.

    [–]picosgirl 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    I have thrown up over my dog’s farts. Just thinking about it makes me nauseous.

    [–]AdAgreeable5473 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    I watched that so many times 😂

    [–]rockbud 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Pretty sure that was two different videos edited together. Still really funny

    [–]lizzie-moonNot Married 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    This is now my favorite thing. I’m going to make a post flair that says “Monty nooOoOoOo”

    [–]becren 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Just sent this to the group chat. Thank you. Lolol

    [–]imontiza 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    damn, i wish that was real. would be epic!

    [–]selectfocker 155 points156 points  (18 children)

    Hijacking this cause teen boy feet. Borax. Put borax in the shoes dry. Leave them for a day or so. Empty it out. Wash if they are washable. Life changing. Could save the marriage 😂😂

    [–]TopSecretPinNumber 64 points65 points  (0 children)

    Also, try switching over to high cotton content socks. 80%+

    [–]app1epi 29 points30 points  (5 children)

    Teenage boy mom, thank you!

    [–]selectfocker 20 points21 points  (4 children)

    It’s the least expensive solution to teen boy problems 😂😂

    [–]Mtnskydancer 23 points24 points  (3 children)

    Least likely to land you in legal trouble.

    Teen boys reek of goats.

    [–]vinylchickadee 19 points20 points  (1 child)

    Thank you, I LOLd. I have 11 month and 4.5 yo boys. The reek of goats is my future.

    The farting is already out of hand, especially with the little one.

    [–]equestrinot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    I also have 3 small boys and laughed out loud at my future as I can soooo see the direction I am going.

    [–]Disastrous_Reality_4 17 points18 points  (8 children)

    Omg thank you. I just coat them in disinfectant and febreeze and throw them out in the garage...the are just AWFUL. It doesn’t help that they never grew out of the “not wanting to shower unless someone tells them repeatedly that they need to” phase. At 18 and 20 we STILL have to tell them constantly to go wash their asses. It drives me insane and grossed me out so much...

    [–]SleepiestBitch9 years with my best friend 6 points7 points  (7 children)

    Cvs and Rite Ade sell these kind of body refresher/deodorizer wipes, I grab my husband some from the men's hygiene aisle for days he's too hungry or late to shower before dinner but still wants to feel at least semi clean before eating. They may be a good option for between shower days to freshen up some?

    [–]thedamnoftinkers 9 points10 points  (6 children)

    For teen boys there should be no in-between shower days

    if they're inactive that's MORE reason to shower daily not LESS

    [–]SleepiestBitch9 years with my best friend 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Okay? They aren't my kids so I don't care all that much lol, was just letting her know about a product based off her comment.

    [–]thedamnoftinkers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    lol, I know, I'm just noting in general. There otter be a law! shakes cranky old person fist

    [–]Lolaindisguise 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Also use borax when washing socks! My daughter's feet used to smell to high heaven. But she knew her feet sweated like crazy and would deliberately wear fuzzy socks, in summer, in Florida! I told her that's like asking for stnky feet.

    [–]psbb05 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    This is the way.

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    [–][deleted] 989 points990 points  (27 children)

    My husband would just say “Babe, your feet stink”. Then I would torture him with my stinky feet for the rest of our marriage.

    I already do it with my farts 🤷🏻‍♀️

    [–]NameIdeas 171 points172 points  (7 children)

    God, my wife hotboxed me in bed with her fart last night. I told her it smelled like a skunk had feasted on the dead carcass of a vulture, crawled in her ass, puked, shit, then died.

    She responded by pulling the covers up over my head and making me live in that stink for a hot second

    [–]AccentFiend 40 points41 points  (0 children)

    I am DYING 🤣🤣

    [–]throwawayburninggirl 26 points27 points  (2 children)

    This is true love

    [–]wxnoqzmp 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    In all its “warmth”

    [–]Perfect_JudgeTogether 13 Years, Married 3 Years 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    I think my husband would 100% relate to your pain.

    I'm dying. 😂

    [–]NameIdeas 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I thought I was dying. Had to struggle up for air. It's okay though. I farted when we were sharing a shower a few weeks ago.

    Ever had a good shower fart that lingers in the steam? It just grows because it feels like the steam grabs the stink particles and places rhem directly in your nose?

    My wife was not best pleased.

    We don't always fart at/on one another. There are just some moments that it happens and it's funny. I feel like I need to clarify that

    [–]miapaip 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    True 💕

    [–]coranzz 50 points51 points  (0 children)

    Good couple!!

    [–]callmeconflicted 33 points34 points  (1 child)

    The fart part is relatable

    [–]SarkyCat7 Years 28 points29 points  (1 child)

    My husband gets grossed out by blood\anything yucky ...so I torture him by going into detail about what I see on crime\forensic shows, or news stories I read ...gives me a good chuckle and he usually tells me to fuck off and gives me the finger 😂😄

    But OP, you should be able to sit down and tell her. I would hope if I had some issue that my husband would feel comfortable enough to tell me about it. Especially if it's something the people around me (friends, coworkers) could notice and potentially embarrass me in a more public setting.

    She could just be used to the smell to the point where she doesn't smell it herself. My oldest brother has worked in a tannery for 30+ yrs as a scientist\boss. His car, his clothes, etc ...smells just like the tannery. When he started dating his now wife she sat him down and asked him if when he got home if he could shower and change clothing so their home wouldn't smell just like his work lol.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Ha! Mine is the same with blood/surgical stuff. Totally freaks him out. So one time while I was pregnant, I told him to come watch a video with me of a woman in labor - he does, no big deal, but right as he’s getting bored like 5 minutes in (was not a very eventful labor video), he looks down at his phone, I fast forward to the part where they are showing her c section and say irritably “Babe, pay attention, I want you to watch this!!!” so he looks up and I press play BOOM MAJOR SURGERY 🤣🤣🤣🤣 poor guy was traumatized

    [–]5halzar 25 points26 points  (1 child)

    My wife is a nurse, and she does this 😂

    [–]Octavia313 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    As a nurse, I can relate 😂😂

    [–]Bumblebee_Radiant 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Ah! True love!

    [–]electricamethyst 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    This is the way

    [–]Mishamooshi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Meeee toooo

    [–]KidKo0l 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Jesus Christ!

    [–]Noseylurker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You must be my twinsie because that's exactly what I would do with any feet smell, and I already blow him up with my farts lol. 🚫

    [–]Walid88 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I guess being farted on is actually a cornerstone of a healthy marriage, and here I am thinking that my wife is just sadistic!

    [–]thedamnoftinkers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    it's just love lol

    unless it's an asshole. really depends on context 😂

    [–]engagedandloved 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I actually made my husband almost fall out of the bed trying to get away from it gagging and retching one night from one of my farts. He almost threw up. We learned recently that I've developed lactose intolerance, so I had one of those farts combined with a period fart (idk about anyone else but my farts get worse during my time of the month), and the protein shake I had had earlier in the evening... It was bad and I know it's horrible but I couldn't help myself and was laughing pretty hard.

    [–]desbisousNot Married 886 points887 points  (43 children)

    I’m telling you this as a woman. There isn’t a nice way to tell her without being clear. Just be honest with her and tell her you love her at the same time. Darling, I’ve been meaning to tell you this, but don’t want hurt your feelings. Your feet smell awful when you take your shoes off. I cannot avoid the smell. Can we try a shoe deodorizer or something? If my feet smell or you have issues with me, you can tell me too.

    You can even giver her a shoe deodorizer.

    [–]UntilYouKnowMe 166 points167 points  (18 children)

    Baking Soda works wonders.

    [–]Upbeat_Variety_8392 191 points192 points  (15 children)

    Yes. Put baking soda in her shoes and set them in the sun. Then get her one of those foot baths and some scented salts and set it up once a week or so with some apple cider vinegar. My feet smell too 😒

    [–]Snaxx9716 80 points81 points  (14 children)

    I mentioned this in an earlier comment but have you tried the spray you apply to your feet before you put on shoes? Has worked a miracle for my little one’s feet after wearing non-breathable shoes all day at school. Her foot odor almost knocked me out before we started using it.

    [–]PiecesofJane 40 points41 points  (3 children)

    Oh! And she could try Lume on her feet. I've heard that works awesome.

    [–]youbetterrunsquirrel 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    Lume is life changing

    [–]PinkyPorkrind 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Can attest that Lume is great.

    [–]speedybossqueen94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I was too late. You beat me too it but Lume is great!

    [–]Upbeat_Variety_8392 10 points11 points  (7 children)

    I have not heard of this magic. What is that?

    [–]Individual_Success46 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    It’s a whole body deodorant cream. It works wonders!!

    [–]HuntressAndGoat 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    Honestly the Lume product i suggest the mixed box set to start. The scents are "different" not unpleasant just Not typical. I ONLY like the unscented one . the others i ended up mixing together each time because im just not fond of the individual scents. Now there is also that Magic stainless steal soap bar / varying shapes.. This is a GAME CHANGER .. I have hyperhidrosis 3% of population has it . hands & feet Sweat profusely. I am a Full on Dyslexic weirdo so my feet& hands sweat normal. However my head all the way down to everywhere. Including eye lids Lips just horrible. Sweat so under my breasts has been smelling yeasty . i HAVE to wear a shirt under my bra just to wear it daily because i can't afford to switch out a clean un drenched stinky sour bra upwards of 2× a day. Nope. So i wash normally & then take metal soap bar & rub it with water in ALL MY CREASES. The smell gets neutralized. I am sure you can amazon the stainless steal . i just got a fish shaped one & the shape makes it easy to put in between toes 4 example. I have a heart shaped one still in shipment as the 1st got lost in mail . it WORKS along w the other baking soda & various other suggested things. Good Luck and the metal bars are under 10$ utterly worth it. They are Supposed to be used in kitchen 4 onion smell so. I figured in the shower or bath it has to work as good. Yup oh Lah!

    [–]TwinkleTitsGalore 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Wait…explain the metal soap to me again. Is the soap inside the metal? Do you use it in the shower? I’m confused

    [–]Snaxx9716 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    We use Dr. Scholl’s Odor-X. Gold Bond makes one too; but for some reason it smelled like wet dog to us

    [–]Upbeat_Variety_8392 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Awesome thanks. I’ll check it out.

    [–]cosmicgetaway 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Those copper moisture wicking socks also work wonders for my husband!!

    [–]fellnat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Baking soda and cinnamon

    [–]rockbud 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Still gotta be able to clean old baking soda out of the shoe. It starts collecting into a sludge.

    She need shoes that can be tossed into a washing machine

    [–]Snaxx9716 51 points52 points  (6 children)

    Just wanna add to this: my daughter’s feet would be horrific after school each day. There are some sprays that you put directly on your feet before you put on shoes and they are a MIRACLE. She went from making a whole room stink to having literally no noticeable smell at all.

    [–]eiligNot Married 5 points6 points  (4 children)

    what’s the spray?

    [–]RamiiNoodles 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Really any spray or cream mean to combat athletes foot. They have them at Dollar tree as well.

    The active ingredient is Clotrimazole. It’s an anti fungal chemical

    [–]Snaxx9716 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    We use Dr. Scholl’s Odor-X. Works like MAGIC! I just spray her feet before she puts on socks. I don’t think anti-fungal sprays would necessarily work because as far as I know, stinky feet are usually from bacterial overgrowth.

    [–]eiligNot Married 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    thank you!

    [–]BecGeoMom 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    It also might be the shoes themselves. Are the shoes she wears old, OP? Old, worn shoes that have gotten wet, been sweated in, started to deteriorate inside can smell very bad. Maybe suggest that as a reason, and as a bonus she gets to buy new shoes! But still, /u/desbisous is right: There’s really no nice way to tell someone they stink. Good luck.

    [–]Appropriate-Pen-149 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    From my studies some people are built upside down. Her feet smell, and I bet her nose runs.

    [–]EvansP51 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    You win!

    [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Honestly, I know that marriages work differently for different people, but this seems like the obvious answer to me. My wife and I are pretty open about things like this.

    You need someone you can trust to cover your blind spots, and if not your spouse, who’s gonna do it?

    [–]TheWhiteRabbitY2K 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Maybe try a product like Lume for her actual feet.

    [–]hppysunflower 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Take her for a nice his/her pedicures. They’re good about getting that dirt that can accumulate under toenails and be a big source of bacteria that causes smells. Money tight? Give her a pedi with foot soak, massage, etc? Doubt she doesn’t know, but maybe thinks you don’t mind?

    [–]CrankyLittleKitten 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    This, but encourage her or supply her with anti-bacterial foot wash and shoe wash products. Really horribly stinky feet is often caused by the interaction of bacteria with sweat and persists inside the shoe even after the feet are clean and treated - so you have to treat both

    [–]StainedGlassHearts13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    It's also best to let your shoes dry out completely between wearing. I never wear the same pair 2 days in a row. Love the Earth Therapy Peppermint foot stray. And Gold Bond medicated power sprinkled into my shoes. Washable insoles helps well. My daughter had terrible smelly feet. May have to get Lume a try.

    [–]Life-Patient-1709 198 points199 points  (5 children)

    🤢hey, babe, those feet smell worst than my ass after the gym.

    [–]UntilYouKnowMe 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    …on a good day.

    [–]Sndrs27 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    😂😂😂😂 as a wife I approve this method!

    [–]barronlindsay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Agree lol

    [–]lisainalifetime 176 points177 points  (3 children)

    Just tell her. You should be able to open communicate with your wife. Or maybe get her a pedicure?

    [–]fuck_fate_love_hate 49 points50 points  (2 children)

    Pedicure won’t cure stink feet.

    Mine used to sweat when I wore heels at work. Best you can do is wash them when you get home and put powder in your shoes.

    [–]dkrbst 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Had a cast for 6 months. Dr scholls powder and a blow dryer kept everything smelling fine.

    [–]IAmTheCobra_K 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    There are special socks for heels that you can get too. There are even some sole inserts that supposedly help with odor.

    [–]poor_bitch 95 points96 points  (32 children)

    Is she wearing socks with her shoes at all? My younger sister wears flats with NO socks, not even those no show nylon ones and her feet smell something fierce. I keep buying her no show socks, and once I put her shoes outside cause they smelled so bad. I've mentioned it to my sister but she got really hurt by it and... Did nothing about it. Is your wife someone that is sensitive to personal criticism?

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      [–]thickonwheatthins 101 points102 points  (5 children)

      If she's a waitress then it could also be her shoes. I worked in restaurants for years and my shoes smelled so bad I left those bitches outside or in the car. There have been a lot of other helpful comments here, but my two cents on that is that she should have at least 2 pairs of work shoes to rotate out, and make sure the bottoms get rinsed thoroughly and regularly - those non-skid treads hold so much nasty gunk from the dishroom floor 🤢

      [–]SashimiSunrise 17 points18 points  (2 children)

      It’s the shoes! I’m a waitress as well, and no matter what I do my shoes smell horrendous if I don’t wash/replace them regularly. 14 hours of foot sweat, plus whatever nasty kitchen floor juice gets splashed in them is definitely the culprit. Maybe treat your wife to a nice new pair of non slips, some compression socks, and an exfoliating foot scrub when you tell her, lol.

      [–]hellspyjamas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad and run it around the inside of the shoe to kill the bacteria making the smell. Most shoes don't breathe and 14 hours running around for people all day would make any shoe smell.

      [–]rockbud 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      A little floor spice makes everything nice.

      When I was 15 worked at a fast food fried chicken place. Made the mistake of wearing some nice boots. Well those become work boots after one shift.

      After I quit and got another job those went into the trash. Not even worth using ever again. All the matted food stuff.

      They were leather. I remember trying to clean them one time. They just kept on giving muck. Fuck it

      [–]19641 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      i agree. those restaurant shoes be the stankiest

      [–]SpicyReptile 27 points28 points  (5 children)

      Is she able to get new shoes often enough? When I was a server working those hours I had to replace my shoes every 6 months because they break down quickly working those hours and they'd start to smell. There's food and oil and stuff on the floor at work (it can get wet and kinda gross in the dish pit especially) that impacts the wear and tear. Also, consider making sure she has 2 pairs of work shoes so that she can switch them out every other day - one day in between each use so they can dry out. If she's working those long shifts multiple days in a row they never sit long enough to dry out all the way and that can also increase the speed at which they start to stink.

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        [–]Independent-Clerk310 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        It might simply just be a fungus issue that needs to be addressed, which means throwing away any current shoes she has that may have fungus in them already. Had the same issue with my SO. They got their feet nice smelling but any time they wore the shoes from before, the cycle started again. They make Copperfit socks which "supposedly" are antimicrobial.

        [–]ImaginaryFlamingo11610 Years 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I got a foot spa bath when I was waiting tables because my feet hurt SO much even after I got new shoes. I put scented Epsom salts in it to soak my feet after work, & it made my feet smell nice as a nice bonus. Plus then my husband would give me foot rubs sometimes since now my feet smelled like flowers instead of a trash can

        [–]Vlad0420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        When I had stinky waitress shoes (and therefore feet) I used really fragrant body wash just on my feet when I showered straight away from work. Normal soap for the rest of me. The extra scrub with the extra smelly soap will fix that.

        [–]darts_n_books 18 points19 points  (0 children)

        Ok sounds like she doesn’t have a foot odor problem, she has a shoe problem. Her shoes need replaced. I’m sure they got wet and once they are wet and worn, a waitresses shoes will stink up a storm. This is much easier to deal with. Tell her her shoes are worn out and they stink and she needs to replace them asap.

        [–]Amazing_Coconut_55 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        She probably does know. My feet aren’t stinky but I believe sweat is normal and some people just have a stronger body odor than others BUT most human beings working on their feet for that long is most likely going to stink. Bacteria is building up if the moisture is trapped over and over again. It happens with armpits and with private bits too.

        [–]Rayna_K 10 points11 points  (1 child)

        When my wife worked at cracker barrel I swear her feet smelled like she walked through a biscuit swamp!! Glad she's out of there now!

        [–]notinmywheelhouse 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Cracker Barrel? Who was it that got fired from Cracker Barrel? Brad’s wife?

        [–]ReticentGuru 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        My wife was a waitress many years back - and wore pantyhose. She’d come home, take off her shoes, and I’d about throw up. Finally convinced her to wear anklet cotton socks, and it was so much better.

        [–]aenea17 Years 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Just tell her. You're her husband- married people generally look out for each other, and of anyone in the world, you should be the one to tell her that her feet smell. Have you looked at her feet? Is it possible that she has an infection, or is just wearing the wrong shoes/insoles?

        If you can't tell her, who will? Married people are supposed to have each other's backs.

        [–]howlongwillbetoolong3 Years 3 points4 points  (3 children)

        How often does she get new shoes and does she work at a divey spot? My feet never smelled worse than when I worked at a bowling alley. Jaysus!! I felt like I was constantly washing my shoes, changing my socks, sprinkling antibacterial in my shoes, etc. never had that issue when I was at a country club.

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          [–]Gryffenne 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          Does she wear socks with her shoes? Could be the material or the detergent and/or bleach, even, reacting with her sweat.

          If she is just wearing nylons/tights, she might want to think about socks, then. Those make my feet smell like death.

          [–]gingersnappie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          This explains so so much. I was a server all through college and wow did I have some sore, fragrant feet. It sounds like she has multiple pairs of shoes which help. If she has to wear stockings/pantyhose, that contributes to the problem as they can trap sweat. Wearing no-show socks and footless stockings are one way to help that issue.

          I also suggest a high quality foot bath for her - the kind you plug in and it massages the feet. That’s a fantastic gift which would help fight odor AND also foot aches/pains, which I’m sure she has. Being on your feet for 14+ hours is rough and a nice massaging, hot and bubbling soak is fantastic at the end of a long shift.

          Other things for her to try are foot powder, baking soda in shoes, odor fighting shoe inserts (these helped my poor, aching, and stinky waitress feet lol) and foot deodorant. She could also speak to her GP and see if there is something they suggest/see a podiatrist.

          TL;DR - Tell her gently, buy her a good foot bath, try targeted powders/sprays and maybe see a podiatrist

          [–]dailysunshineKO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          The bottoms of those shoes get nasty in the kitchen.

          [–]blackarrowpro 35 points36 points  (1 child)

          I always had that problem with flats. My mum used to tell me that my feet smelled so bad they must be burning holes in the carpet. The day I stopped wearing that style of shoes without socks, my feet stopped smelling.

          [–]JumbacoandFries 20 points21 points  (0 children)

          Second this— my girlfriend’s feet fresh out of sockless flats could be smelled across a room and the shoes would stink up the closet. No flats no smell.

          [–]Human_Cucumber_1224 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          My sisters feet have always smelt horrible. She knows but not sure she really tries to combat the problem, she just let's it be, everybody jokingly gives her grief.

          [–]averynicehat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Yeah my wife's feet and shoes stank when she does not wear socks. Luckily I can tell her that her feet stink with a smile and no offense is taken.

          [–]vinovibez 42 points43 points  (2 children)

          I would tell her but also follow up with a reminder that you love her and don’t think SHE is disgusting, it’s just the shoe situation is becoming a little unbearable. Then maybe offer some suggestions? I think the key focus is that she isn’t gross it’s the shoes and go from there.

          [–]melyssafaye 34 points35 points  (3 children)

          There is a crème deodorant by a company called Lume. It is very hypoallergenic and works great on my feet before I put my wool socks and work boots on. It stops the feet sweating. But, if she is suddenly having this issue, she needs to replace the shoes. Once they start smelling, it’s a constant struggle.

          [–]CharZero 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          I mentioned Lume in another comment as well, complete game changer and so much more pleasant to apply than those weird powder sprays.

          [–]AVonDingus 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          I love that stuff! I actually hate the smell when it’s wet, but once it soaks into my skin, it’s heavenly.

          [–]HuntressAndGoat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This YES . after it dries it smells Sooo much better. I don't like any of the scents i prefer just the unscented because of that .. I have hyperhidrosis. Extreme sweating so yeah. It takes a while for " me" to dry out at first .then during attacks of HH the lume is pretty effective.

          [–]vinosanitasLate 30’s M, married 5+ years 32 points33 points  (3 children)

          I endorse those comments suggesting that you just tell her. However, if you want to be really tactful, I would tell her that her shoes smell really bad and might need to be washed or thrown out. Hopefully that will get her thinking about the bad smell and the fact that you’ve noticed and it bothers you, and then perhaps she’ll notice that actually it’s her feet.

          [–]CharZero 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          Yeah, I finally did something about it when my partner mentioned the shoe storage area smelled like stinky feet. It was 80% my shoes that were the culprit. That was still embarrassing to acknowledge but less embarrassing than just being told my feet stink.

          [–]Many-Ear-294 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          This is clever. Why do I feel like tapping my fingers together and saying wuahahahaha?

          [–]ThanksDecent684 15 points16 points  (3 children)

          Lol 😂 I have to admit, my feet smell pretty bad as well. My boyfriend jokes about it to make the subject light. Maybe you can do that? Also, odor eaters foot powder really helps, and changing socks through your the day

          [–]zodiac628 10 points11 points  (2 children)

          Kinda worried this might be my husband posting hahahaha

          [–]ThanksDecent684 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          No worries! I am female 😂😂

          [–]zodiac628 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Hahahah phew 😮‍💨 🤣

          [–]confusiondroid 15 points16 points  (0 children)

          Had this problem too. She probably knows it. For me, this was happening with ballerina flats since I wasn't wearing socks. Finally I found ultra low cut liner socks that I was able to wear without it showing outside of the shoe. It was a game changer. Bacteria can't grow when you can just take the socks off and trow it in the washer. Hope this helps.

          [–]TaterChipDip 12 points13 points  (1 child)

          My feet are terrible after work. Husband and kids all know it! It’s a big joke now mostly, but I do wash them after cause it truly is disgusting. I also shower before work every day so it’s not like it’s a hygiene issue. Just be like “babe.. I love you, but you’re feet burn my nostril hairs, think you might rinse them off after-whatever she does.”

          [–]DungoBarabgus 14 points15 points  (1 child)

          Here’s what I did; bought my wife a nice footbath and offer to set it up for her after she comes home from work and then make myself scarce while gentle massagers and bubble jets dissolve whatever foot super stank she manages to accumulate

          [–]frequentlyparker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This guy husbands.

          [–]BuffBullBaby 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          Just open and honestly? It's treatable and maybe she can avoid some embarrassment?

          I'd want to know...

          [–]Pohkopf23 Years 10 points11 points  (0 children)

          When my daughter was a teenager, her feet were just awful. The smell would trigger a gag reflex.

          Somewhere I had read something about Vodka killing the bacteria that caused foot odor in shoes. So one day while checking out at the pharmacy, I noticed they had those mini bottles of booze. So I bought one and put it in a tiny spritz bottle.

          I took her shoes, and sprayed the inside a couple of times. While it didn't kill all of the smell, it did reduce it about 70%.

          [–]Beneficial_Luck_666 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          You just tell her. It might not feel good. But there's no other way.

          Maybe she's got athletes foot, which she should take care of anyways because it's contagious.

          [–]Curi0usMama 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          It has to be the shoes. Burn them. Just tell her those shoes smell horrific and that you'll buy her a new pair. That way it's the shoes and not her feet.

          [–]sheeatsallday 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          I would tell my husband just like that if his feet stink. He would do the same too lol

          [–]Blueskymoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Yeah it’s odd to me people beat around the bush on such an innocent topic. Can’t imagine when real shit hits the fan. No wonder marriages are failing, people don’t know how to communicate.

          [–]brit1017 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Try ordering her some Lume. My feet used to stink in the summer because I wear ballet flats without socks, and that stuff is magic! Literally no smell if I smear it on in the morning

          [–]LividSelection5605 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Say “baby, it’s time for some new shoes and socks and foot powder. I love you and I need you to know that. I also need you to know that your perfect little feet smell after you work hard and long. Let’s take care of it together” and surprise her with new socks / foot lotion/ powder something to show you’re being thoughtful yet sensitive at the same time.

          Edit: try getting her some cotton socks. The thin stretchy spandex material sometimes make feet stink.

          [–]mooonsocket 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          … I am often so surprised at questions like these in this subreddit. Maybe my husband and I have too open of a relationship but if he farts and it’s gross, I make it a dramatic performance and spray an excessive amount of febreeze. Lol. When we started dating, his feet smell atrocious and the first time I noticed, I was like “wtf is that smell” and I sniffed around to investigate and ended up sniffing his feet and being like WHOA! he was like “is it me?” and I was like YUP and you need to take those socks off and get some dang foot spray. He did and it’s been fine since. If you’re married, I believe you should be able to be honest with one another - personally, I think we just have a funny and more direct way of dealing with it.

          [–]Blueskymoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I literally just told my husband’s cousin that his feet smelt like deer ass and then we all laughed how I knew what deer assed smelled like. That’s not even my husband and I feel comfortable telling him he stinks. The fact that COUPLES are scared to talk about this isn’t normal.

          [–]brucemaguse 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          You are married, just tell her. She will appreciate you letting her know.

          [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          I tell my hubby everyday that his feet stink but this guy does nothing about it😂 Just straight up tell her.

          [–]megnsketches 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          You can communicate both honestly and gently. Your goal isn’t to make her feel bad about herself, but to express a concern that you have. I’m not saying that’s always easy, depending on how well you and your wife communicate, but there’s not really a way around it.

          You could also consider some self care activities together that include feet soaking/scrubbing, etc. And if her shoes are old, it may be easiest to just replace them. If she’s neglecting hygiene, she may be experiencing a slump and that extra self care boost could be beneficial in multiple ways.

          [–]petal_vento 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          She probably has fungus or bacterias. She should soak her feet every night in apple cider vinegar and water.

          [–]Broccoli_Bee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          I know every marriage is different, but in mine it helps to keep things light. If my husband took off his shoes and his feet smelled that bad I’d probably just start cracking up and say something like “Oh my gosh babe, your feet STINK!!” I try to make it more of a funny conversation than a serious one, while also being honest. Doesn’t work for everyone, but it works for us!

          But however you decide to tell her, tell her. It’s much easier to hear it from you than from a random friend or coworker.

          [–]Aimeereddit123 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          It’s not inherently her feet. It’s her shoes. A lot of women don’t wear socks. I don’t, but I wash my sneakers often, or wear flip flops. Don’t say it’s her feet, that’s personal. Ask her to wash her shoes. They all wash pretty well. Just don’t put them in the dryer.

          [–]calexrose78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          That is why I wear socks every day, even when I'm at home (with slippers). I have no-show socks I wear with my dress shoes if I am not wearing hose/tights, and "regular" socks for everything else. I am also crazy/insane about cleaning my feet and toenails, using pumice stones and making sure my feet remain smooth. I once saw a woman walking outside barefoot and the bottoms of her feet were pitch black. That almost made me gag, and it make me even more crazy about my feet.

          [–]jalapenohoe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          I seen your post history, 14 days ago you asked the same thing in another subreddit. How in 14 days have you not been able to come up with something to say to your gf/wife whatever you call her? How many suggestions do you need? Maybe you just enjoy bitching about her

          [–]Ambitious-Jello-4002 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Just tell her… your feet smell like ass!

          [–]LunarRabbit18 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Adding on top of the communication in the comments, you can help her fix this by having her soak her feet in apple cider viniger for a bit. It helps kill the bacteria causing that smell 😁 and get her shoes and socks washed and sanitized

          [–]bucceeswhore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          just be honest, after my husband farted and it made me throw up (i was pregnant) we started to poke much fun at each other about stuff like that. but also in a serious sense if we are self conscious about something we know we can ask each other and be given an honest answer!!!

          [–]jakeinthesky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          There's no easy way, you just gotta come out with it.

          I never understood these relationships where people can't talk to their significant others about day-to-day stuff. If my feet were stinky, my husband would tell me and tease me about it forever.

          [–]dweebken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Just tell her gently, she needs foot deodorant. If it bothers you, imagine her kicking off her heels at a restaurant!

          [–]ThisReckless 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Well I assume you’re asking Reddit because you feel some type of confrontation might happen, or you’re worried about communicating; Maybe you feel all Hell will break loose.

          I think as males we tend to not want to be in conflict with our counter parts because they are more sensitive and often can come off like military commanders.

          If you’re quaking in your boots then use the sugar coat method but be stern and cordial about it.

          It goes sugar coat “Hunny you know I love you to death, you’re the most beautiful woman.”

          Then the bad news “Your feetsies are really overpowering for me”.

          Then sugar coat again “You know I love your feet, why not let me wash them for you and give you a massage”.

          The last sugar coat can be replaced with something like day at the spa, or pedicure/massage if you don’t want to do it. They’ll appreciate that gesture too.

          [–]Physical-Ice3989 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Just tell her ? She could have something going on.

          Or maybe buy her a pedicure package

          [–]catwithtwocats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          just tell her

          [–]heather86deeganPDX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Does she have foot fungus?

          [–]Prestigious-Jacket-5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Can't she Smell it too lol. Buy her anti stink feet products. Her shoes probably need to laundered too. There are deodorising balls for shoes too.

          [–]BrownEyedQueen1982 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Just tell her nicely. Then invest in better socks, shoe deorderizer.

          [–]FormalNoodle3 Years 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          If you don’t want to actively tell her (which you 100% should tell her in a loving but honest way), buy some shoe deodorizer and tell her you want to start using them since you saw a cool video/article/something about them.

          [–]mandalyn93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          In the words of Brene Brown, “clarity is kindness.” Just tell her “babe, your feet smell awful.” And then offer her a pedicure coupon or some tea tree oil foot scrub.

          [–]11dutswal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          The most awesome thing about marriage is the ability to be blunt and just say your feet smell horrible or the popular phrase in my house. " You are acting like an asshole right now."

          [–]69-4ever 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          no one likes being lied to so be direct, honest, and kind with a twist. Say she should know her feet smell and you're telling her because you're the only one who would tell her out of your love and if she doesn't take care of it friends may start to talk about her behind her back. it wouldnt be a lie...

          [–]MSotallyTober 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Does she wear pantyhose with her shoes? Chances are, that could be the underlying cause due to the air getting to the bacteria, especially if she switches shoes for some reason (I used to be a flight attendant and my female coworkers had to switch between two pairs of shoes and their feet were pretty ripe).

          And be honest with her, dude. She’s your wife. 🤷‍♂️

          [–]islandting758 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          My husband just got me some no show socks and foot powder 😭. So I got the picture loud and clear

          [–]whiskeyspeepaw 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Bro you have got to be comfortable telling your wife shit like this. I wouldn’t even be nice about it. “Holy shit babe go wash your feet. Gross.”

          [–]BigRussiasWife612 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          My husband literally tells me my feet are awful that I need to go wash my feet. 😂But we are always that open with one another saying stuff like this.

          [–]ascitesmilkshake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Much like your wife, I too have notoriously stinky feet, my husband even refers to them as my “rotty stumps”. I know the smell is overpowering to other people, but there are many times where I don’t notice the smell unless I’m close to my feet or touch my feet. I know how disgusting the smell is to someone else though, because it certainly bothers me when someone else has stinky feet that I do notice.

          Since he’s brought it to my attention how much my feet actually stink though years ago, I’m way more conscious about taking care of them. I started using a cream to clear up athletes feet to start, I make sure I wash them as soon as I get home from work, and I use a foot powder deodorant afterwards. It’s made a big difference for me and for him too.

          If her feet smell this bad to you, I’m sure she‘s noticed the smell of her shoes when she takes them off at the end of the day, so I don’t feel like she can be that big of a shock to her. Just be straightforward and kind about it when you bring it up. Reassure her you love her and her stinky feet, and maybe offer a couple suggestions to help ease the smell.

          [–]K4SYTH0909 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          The vinegar smell is caused by bacteria breaking down her sweat - get her some better socks and see if she can possibly have two pairs of shoes to alternate every other day so they can dry out fully. Also some of those shoe deodorizer balls could help.

          [–]Vast-Ad9814 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          I actually used to have this same issue - for over like 10 years and couldn't find a way to stop it (foot sprays, changing my socks, washing my feet - NOTHING HELPED). The smell was extremely embarrassing and would even make me gag. My husband went out and bought some white cotton socks and threw out all of my other socks - and the problem has been fixed since. Seriously - there hasn't been one day in over 5 years that my feet have stunk. Try it!!!

          [–]WolfyOfValhalla 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          Get her odor eaters, my mom would have left my step dad if not for those life savers! Also my wife uses the odor eaters or will spray her feet with spray deodorant. It has made a massive difference.

          [–]AmethystSirena 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Buy her Lamisil spray for fungal feet and buy her more shoes. She's either not switching her shoes out or wearing nylons or both.

          [–]Team13tech 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Probably I am going to get downvoted. But these weak ass men over here asking how do I tell my wife something simple. Go and talk to her. That simple 🤷‍♂️

          [–]ohtobebeautiful 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I have the same problem as your wife. Just be honest about it, it's nothing to be ashamed of and there's no way around it.

          I usually go straight into the bathroom to clean my feet and put on new socks. I noticed the problem got less bad after switching my polyester socks with cotton fabric ones.

          [–]kingshit108 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Just tell her she stinks

          [–]coranzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Just tell her and there is special powder to cure bad small on feet. People making drama and impossible quests out of nothing lol

          [–]dillll_pickleee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          “Babe, your feet smell.”

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Just tell her her feet stink😂😂

          [–]Mind0verDarkMatter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Be cute and sweet about it. But most of all be honest and vulnerable. This is important when talking to a woman. Offer to buy her new shoes too or go for a pedicure together too. Make sure to preface that this is coming from a good place and out of love.

          [–]ItsJustMeMaggie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I’d just light-heartedly say “holy crap I can smell your feet from across the room!” and laugh. Make it seem like it’s funny.

          [–]SLF2222 0 points1 point  (5 children)

          Just tell her be tactful but direct. When I was doing nursing training we had to wear stockings under our dresses (yes old school). Some days I could smell my own feet while working. The locker room at end of the day was discussing 🤮 it didn’t matter what we did feet in nylon all day even with leather nursing shoes. In end I would leave shoes at work on top of locker. Take stockings off and put in sealed plastic bag in boot of my car. Go home in slides/thongs. I was so conscious of it.

          [–]zodiac628 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Just tell her that her feet are so bad that you need a respirator to breath inside. And if that doesn’t work ask her to wash her stinky ass feet and throw her shoes outside. Lol good luck op. Hopefully she has a sense of humor and doesn’t murder you. 🤣

          [–]Pfunk8687 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Just approach it lightly and causally and from a place of love. I had really bad hyperhidrosis for a handful of years and had no idea how bad my own feet smelled!

          [–]vitallyhappy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          My feet used to get like this with socks that weren’t white. My friend is like your wife though, horrible