How To Keep Your Work Boots From Smelling!

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How to keep your work boots from smelling

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my article on how to keep your work boots from smelling. If you are a spouse of a person that wears work boots daily, you know what I am talking about. That smell. I feel sorry for all the spouses that have to endure that smell that is radiating from work boots. I know you have tried having a separate space for work boots, like the garage or a mud room. But eventually you have to go in that room and endure the work boot smell. Well, please keep reading as I go over a couple different ways to keep your work boots from smelling.

What Causes Smelly Feet?

A lot of people think that the sweat in your work boots is what smells. Actually, you are part right. The sweat doesn’t really smell at all. Basically, when you use your work boots for a long period of time, your feet sweat. The bacteria that is formed on your feet, starts eating the sweat and the bacteria that gets stuck or left behind in your work boots is what gives off that horrible smell.

How to Get Rid of Odor in Your Work Boots

Now to the good part. How to get rid of that nasty odor in your work boots. I know that other people will have some other remedies that may work for them or may not work for them, but here are my favorite ways on how to keep your work boots from smelling:

Use a Boot Dryer

This is my favorite way to keep my work boots from smelling. Basically, all you do is take off your work boots, remove the foot bed or inner padding of the work boot, put your work boots on the boot dryer and plug in your boot dryer. The boot dryer will slowly give off heat and dry the sweat out of your boots. I use my boot dryer every single night that I wear my work boots. By morning, my work boots are completely dry and odor free. The boot dryer also works great on athletic shoes and dress shoes. Any profession or hobby that causes your feet to sweat will benefit greatly by having a boot dryer. Your spouse will thank you!! Here is the boot dryer that I use.

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Here is a great video explaining how the Peet Boot Dryer works


Odor Checks/Charcoal Deodorizer Bags

Another great way to eliminate odor from your work boots is by putting charcoal bags in your boots overnight. What the charcoal bags do is absorb the moisture in your work boots and makes them nice and dry in the morning. What I like about charcoal bags is that they are simple to use and the charcoal is recyclable. They will last for up to 2 years depending on how much you use them. The charcoal bags also work great in gym bags or other places that will have items with perspiration on them. Here is the charcoal bags that I have used:

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Good, Old Fashioned Baking Soda

This is one of the first ways to eliminate odor in your work boots. It is easy and fairly inexpensive. What you do is take off your work boots when you get home, sprinkle some baking soda into your work boots, shake the boots around a little to spread the baking soda evenly, and leave the work boots overnight. In the morning, take your work boots and either shake out the excess baking soda or just put your work boots on. The only thing I don’t like about using baking soda is the grainy feeling it has on your feet during the day. Also, when you take off your work boots at the end of the day, the excess baking soda is on your socks and feet and can create a mess. However, using baking soda does work at eliminating odor in your work boots. Here is the baking soda that I use:

Well, there is my 3 best ways on how to keep your work boots from smelling. There are other products on the market that claim to get rid of odor in your work boots. They are mostly sprays that just mask the smell and not eliminate the odors. I recommend that you use a product that eliminates the odor, not mask the smell. I hope I have helped you and your spouse!!!!

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