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How do you get your sons feet not to smell so bad?

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Asked by momof1withwings at 7:49 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • wash them to start. Make sure the shoes are clean and well ventilated. Have him alternate between pairs so they can dry out between wearings

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:52 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • I make my kids wear only bleached white socks and never wear tennis shoes without socks.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 7:54 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Leather or cloth shoes only - NO VINYL SHOES!!! As soon as they get home, take the shoes off and use some ArmNHammer shoe spray in them. Socks made of mainly COTTON. ALL shoes that aren't sandals must be worn with socks. GO barefoot as much as possible.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:58 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • He wears a different pair everyday. His feet just sweat terrible. I don't allow him to wear dirty sox. He even alternates his shoes after he gets home from school.


    Comment by momof1withwings (original poster) at 7:58 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Crocs never smell. Something in the way they are made. Also, never buy leather sneakers. They are the worst! Buy the mesh sneakers or crocs.

    Answer by mompam at 8:07 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • My husband is the stinky foot man of our house, and for him we found some bamboo socks that are fabulous. A friend of ours got some and told us about them these things are amazing. He can wear them for two or three days and they just don't smell and actually I think they work on the smell in his shoes too.
    Beyond that try and deodorize the shoes a little. Febreeze maybe.

    Answer by JadeRDragosani at 8:48 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Try foot powder in his shoes/socks. Make sure the fabric of the shoes can breathe. Store them in well-ventilated areas. Wash often, if they can be washed.

    Answer by DivaDynamite at 9:57 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • I would like to know also, my son has the worst smelling feet on this planet.


    Answer by emerald53197 at 11:16 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • ive always heard for really bad foot odor you soak your feet in strong tea. guess it neutralizes the odor?

    Answer by lillie70 at 8:19 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

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