Use orange zest, tangerine, grapefruitThe peels of oranges, tangerines, grapefruits or lemons contain a certain amount of acid. In addition to repelling mosquitoes, they can also help remove odor-causing mold from shoes. At the same time, this amount of essential oil also improves and gives your shoes a pleasant scent.

To do this method, you just have to wash and dry the shoes, then put orange peels, mandarins, … and let dry naturally.

Use white salt

When the shoes smell bad, you can take some white salt and wrap it in a small cloth bag or handkerchief and put it in the shoe for 8-10 hours. Bags of salt will be used to absorb moisture, remove odors and kill mold bacteria. For maximum effect, make sure the salt is dry. The fastest way is to add dry roasted salt to the shoes.

Tea filter bag

Tea contains tannins, a substance that kills bacteria and mold that build up in shoes and helps eliminate odors. To deodorize shoes this way, just soak 2 tea bags in boiling water to activate the tannins.

After 5 minutes, take out the tea bag and let it cool down and put a bag in each shoe. In about 2 hours, the tannins will absorb the smell and disinfect your shoes. Finally, use a towel or rag to clean your shoes.Use baby powder

Using baby powder is an effective prevention that you can take before wearing your shoes to prevent them from stinking. Therefore, if you often have sweaty feet, rub some baby powder or sprinkle it on the shoes before putting on your feet. It will keep your feet dry all day.

Get rid of shoe odors with baking soda

Baking soda has many uses, not to mention its cleansing and deodorizing ability. Simply sprinkle 3-4 teaspoons of baking soda directly inside the shoes and let sit overnight. However, keep in mind that this is a corrosive substance, so it is not suitable for use in leather shoes as it can cause the skin to peel off the shoe.

Wet shoes with acid alum

It is a material which has very good antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and is commonly used in oriental medicine. Along with this property, alum is also often used to remove odor from shoes.

To do this, you put a few pieces of alum in a small mortar and then bring to a boil over low heat until the alum gradually becomes liquid, then in powder form. Use alum powder sprinkled on the shoes to remove odors (similar to baking soda).

Hang your shoes in the sun

Dry shoes in the sun (Photo: pixabay)

Under the effect of sunlight, the bacteria responsible for odors in shoes will be destroyed. However, in order not to affect the quality of the shoes, you just need to dry in the sun for 15-20 minutes. It’s also a quick and time-consuming way to deal with stinky shoes.
Use coffee grounds
It is the kind of divine material which has the effect of deodorizing, not only eliminating unpleasant odors in the toilet, refrigerator or bottle, the coffee grounds also have a similar effect to shoes.
Put the coffee grounds in a small cloth bag, then put it in the shoe. You will notice the effect the next morning, when the shoe odor completely disappears, replacing it with the fragrant aroma of coffee.
Old newspaper
Few people think that old newspapers have a great effect on dehumidification, smoking. Round it up and put it in the shoe and leave it overnight, tomorrow morning you will see some magic. This is why stores often tuck the newspaper in their shoes or bags. You can also put a few drops of perfume on newspaper before inserting it, this will give your shoes a pleasant scent.
With the simple methods shared above, I hope you get over the shoe stench and be confident every step of the day.