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Stinky feet in Keens

This is a post for my husband :) Since he got his Keens he's noticed that his feet seem to stink a lot. The shoes themselves don't smell, but his feet reek whenever he wears them. He's tried putting foot powder on before hand (Lush's yummy smelling T for Toes) and even dropping tea tree oil into the shoe, but to no avail.


I don't want to smell them either! :P


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Jun. 30th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
peppermint oil spray. mix water and peppermint oil in a spray bottle and hit his shoes and feet with it.
Jun. 30th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
I like the sound of that.. i have 'stinky sweaty feet syndrome' too (my dad and my sister are afflicted LOL. My mother and now my husband are less than thrilled) and this sounds just lovely.

thx for sharing!
Jun. 30th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Ditto...thanks for sharing! I've never actually had a problem with stinky feet, *except* in my Keens.
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Us either! Something about the Keens makes our feet stink and sweat.

I think I'll combine the peppermint with a bit of tea tree to make it an extra good antibacterial spray.
Jul. 1st, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
you could add witch hazel instead of water. i would think it to make a stronger mix for this purpose. I hate to see oils watered down anyhow. just a personal thing though so whatever works for ya! good luck!
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
sure! i have a spray from The Body Shop, and it works well. i figure a home made one would work just as well, be sure to cut it with water though! peppermint oil on the skin can burn.
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
oil and water won't mix; you would need to use an alcohol base. fyi.
Jun. 30th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
I do a lot of distilled water and essential oil combinations when making sprays (like pillow sprays), then give them a good shake and they work well. The sides of Aura Cacia EO bottles always advise this method.

Jun. 30th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
oil is not water soluble, which is why a carrier oil or an alcohol base is necessary. if you use EO with water in a spray, you'll spray water and EO, but the EO won't be dissolved in the water.
Jun. 30th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
for sandals that have a plastic or rubber to them - get smelly fast. Your best bet is to really let the shoes air in the sun between uses- use antimicrobial shields in them that stick to the inside soles, try a deodorant stone (they work on feet too) or you can in a pinch use the alcohol rub on your feet (kills bacteria) and wipe the inside of the shoes out with some too.

Sorry that isn't very useful but what you are smelling is bacteria and as I said rubber or plastic soles are notorious for collecting bacteria that smells and will make your feet smell too.
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
keens usually have an antimicrobial element built into them. rinse them with water and mild soap and then set out in the sun to dry. the sun activates the antimicrobial element in the sandals. that should work.

I own a pair of keens, and they do get a little funky, and make my feet a bit funky, after I rinse and sun dry, I'm good to go for a bit before they start again.
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I didn't know any of this about Keens. My Keen sandals smell like electric/rubber when I wear them...
Jun. 30th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
crystal deodorant
Jul. 1st, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
my 16 month old daughter has some keens & OMG her feet reek when she wears them!! thanks for posting this!
Jul. 1st, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
A few years ago I started having problems with stinky, sweaty feet for the first time ever and ack, it was gross. I tried everything, and the only thing that has helped is crystal deodorant. Since I started using it on my feet, it's pretty rare that my feet or shoes smell, no matter what kind of shoe they are. Oddly enough, my feet have stopped sweating as much as they were as well.

Every morning I use a damp wash cloth to moisten the bottoms of my (clean) feet, apply the crystal deodorant and let them dry before putting on my socks/shoes. Here's a link the the type that I use: http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=5705&at=0
Jul. 1st, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Are they shoes or sandals? If they're shoes, make sure he's wearing cotton socks in them. Any other kind of fabric, even if it's cotton mixed with something else like nylon, will make your feet sweat and stink because the fabric is less breathable.
If they're sandals, have him try loosening the straps so that while he's walking, his feet can come away from the sole of the sandals and some air can get in between his feet and the shoes.
Jul. 1st, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
mine get stinky in my keens as well. I just wear socks with them and it doesn't happen
Jul. 3rd, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
I've noticed that happening with my Keens lately but it didn't happen last year when I wore them. I like the crystal deodorant suggestion above. I've also used The Body Shop's foot spray which smells good and feels great when it's sprayed on.
Aug. 13th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Stinky feet in Keens
Thank you for posting this topic. I had noticed the same things with my Keens. I love the shoes, but yep, my feet seem to stink a lot in them and not in other shoes at all.

So I searched for "my feet smell more in keens" and this post arrived. hee hee...

I shall look at these posts and try what they say :o)

thanks!!!!! :)))
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