Hey there, I would like to thank all my visitors for supporting talhasakrani.com, Talha Sakrani Men’s and Women’s Fashion Blog. Today, I’ll be giving you some tips on how to keep the boots smelling fresh. I thought that this topic is very essential for each one of us since our feet are always in our shoes most of the day.
Let me just tell you that equal parts Practical and fashionable, boots have taken over the global footwear industry like a storm. Although elevating your style with the help of this footwear is the easy part, taking proper care of your boots isn’t exactly so simple. So, unless you want a stinky situation on your hands each time you take out your favorite boots, make sure you give this guide a read. In it, I’ll be taking you through everything you’ll need to know to take care of your boots and keep them smelling fresh.
So, without any further ado, let’s dive right in!
How to Get Rid of Boot Smell?
In case you’ve already got a pair of boots that reek, here are two ways you can get rid of the
bad odor in them:
The DIY Method
In the mood for some stink-smashing DIY?
Well, here are some at-home remedies to keep the boots smelling fresh:
Leave it to the UV Rays
Do you know UV rays are great at killing any fungi, bacteria, and odors? Now, before you go
about popping your boots in the sun, make sure you apply some UV protection to them. You
see, UV rays from the sun can actually damage leather and fade it. On the other hand, the
rays from a UVC lamp don’t cause any such damage. So, you can also use this device if
you’ve got one lying around the house.
Make Your Spray Bottle Your Best Friend
A single spray bottle should be filled with 40% water and 50% alcohol. Add a few drops of authentic essential oil, such lavender or lime, and thoroughly combine. Spray the mixture in both the shoe and the spot where you keep your footwear whenever you take them off.
The Wonder of Baking Soda
Baking soda is yet another household product that is great at thoroughly eliminating foul
odors. The way to go here is to fill up a sock with baking soda and leave it inside your stinky
boots overnight. Adding the sock into the mix here isn’t necessary. However, it’ll help slash
your clean-up time since getting rid of powder from your shoe’s insoles isn’t exactly a child’s
If you’d rather just stick to commercial solutions to removing the bad odor from your boots, here are two things you can do:
Boot Cleaning Products
Although pricey, boot deodorizers are a sure-fire way of eliminating any sort of foul odor from your boots. They suck out any moisture buildup from the shoe and kill all those stinky bacteria. Most of them boast signature fragrances that leave your shoes smelling all fruity once you’re done spraying them. Just make sure you follow the instructional manual to the letter when using them. This will ensure you don’t end up ruining your expensive fashion boots.
If nothing’s really working in your quest of freshening up your old boots, consider getting new insoles. My advice here is to buy one from the manufacturer of your boots. But you can also opt for a third-party store if the original insoles cost quite a bit. In such a case, make sure you properly measure the insole to ensure the correct fit.
Tips to Keep Your Boots Smelling Fresh
Now that you know all about eliminating bad odors from your boots, here are five tips to
prevent your boots from stinking up in the first place:
Clean Feet are a Must
There’s a very high chance your dirty feet might end up stinking up your boots. So, make sure you properly wash them every day with soap. This will ensure any dead skin cells and odor-causing bacteria are killed.
Wear the Right Kind of Socks
While everyone knows that socks are essential when wearing any sort of footwear, you
should also think about the type of socks you wear. Anything made from cotton or synthetic
materials will probably absorb sweat instead of letting it evaporate. On the other hand, wool
and bamboo are great at wicking away moisture. So, consider socks made from these
materials when adorning a pair of boots.
Ditch the waterproof boots.
Unless you’re getting a pair of hiking boots, you’ll probably be better off getting non-waterproof boots. You see, waterproof shoes are all about preventing the transfer of moisture. This becomes a problem when you’re wearing everyday boots since your sweat will have no place to escape. As a result, odor-causing bacteria will start to grow inside your shoe and from there on out, it’s just stomach-churning stench.
Consider a Boot Dryer
An electronic gadget that dissipates heat to dry out boots does sound pretty amazing, no?
Well, that’s just what a boot dryer is. They come in pretty handy when you’d like your boots to be all dry for the next day. Also, did I mention how these dryers can be used to dry off your gloves, socks, and even hats? Yeah, pretty versatile, I know. So, it goes without saying that a boot dryer is a must have for any fashion boot enthusiast.
Say Yes to Non-Metallic Toe Caps
Boots with metallic toe caps tend to overheat. This extra heat will cause your feet to sweat
up. Simple physics really. Well, you can stave off such a dilemma by only getting boots with
non-metallic toe caps.
From helping you dress better to assisting you in taking care of your apparel and footwear, my goal is to provide a one-stop destination for fashion enthusiasts. This guide took you through a complete 101 of keeping your boots smelling fresh. I hope it proved to be an insightful read. Thank you for sticking till the end. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments section. Cheers!