How to Get Rid of Smelly Feet

If your feet smell bad and you’re embarrassed to take your boots or sneakers off, or someone you know has smelly feet, it can be an embarrassing problem. The good news is you don’t have to live with it. The experts at Helm Boots say that there are many probable reasons, but the problem can be fixed with some simple solutions.

Why Do My Feet Smell Bad?

There are many reasons why shoes or boots stink and feet hurt, but one of the most common causes is sweaty feet in ill-fitting, cheaply made footwear.

Take a trip to your local shoe or boot store in Austin, Texas and get custom fitted for some high quality, well-fitting shoes or boots, and while you’re there buy two pairs. Doing this lengthens the durability of your boots. You can swap each pair every other day to make sure they are completely aired out and dry before wearing them again.

Some Simple Changes in Your Footcare Routine

If you can’t spring for new boots or shoes right now, you can still resolve the problems until you can. You could bring one or two spare pairs of cotton, wool or synthetic, moisture-wicking socks with you, and put fresh socks on a couple of times during the day.

Before putting fresh socks on, apply underarm antiperspirant/deodorant directly to your feet and let it dry completely. Do this in the morning when getting dressed.  When you get home at the end of the day, spray the foot deodorant or disinfectant spray into your shoes or boots and leave them in a warm place to air out and dry.

A Home Remedy for Right Now

A popular home remedy is to pamper your feet by soaking them in a portable footbath or large pan filled with warm black tea. This footbath should be made from several tea bags placed in boiling water that you’ve let steep until it reaches a comfortable temperature. Soak your feet every night for about 20 minutes the first week then once a week after that. It’s the tannic acid that helps to dry and deodorize your feet.


If you’ve tried everything and still have severe foot odor problems, you should see your doctor and make sure there isn’t an underlying medical problem.Ask about Botox injections for your feet. The injections work to stop the sweat glands in your feet from working for a period.

These suggestions will help to keep your feet fresh and pampered. You should feel free to walk barefoot once again around the house.