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How to get smell out of shoes

At ODORCIDE®, we understand dealing with the constant smell of shoe odor can be frustrating and we want to help you eliminate it. Especially in closed environments, like that of your home, office or vehicle, shoe odor can be overwhelming!
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One of the most difficult odors to eliminate is the unpleasant smell of shoe odor. At Odorcide we have the solution for you!


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The Odor Problem

Shoe Odor

Shoe odor is a common problem that many people face, regardless of age or activity level. It occurs when sweat from our feet, which is a natural occurrence, gets trapped inside our shoes. This warm and moist environment becomes a perfect breeding ground for bacteria that feed on the sweat and dead skin cells, producing gases that lead to the unpleasant smell. Shoe odor can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, affecting not just the individual, but also those around them. Additionally, persistent shoe odor can also degrade the material of the shoes over time, reducing their lifespan.

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Causes of Smell in Shoes

Shoe odor is primarily caused by a combination of sweat from feet and the bacteria that thrive in the warm and moist environment inside shoes. This can be exacerbated by various factors:

  • Sweat: Feet have more sweat glands per inch than any other part of the body, making them prone to perspiration. When this sweat gets trapped inside shoes, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Bacteria: The bacteria on feet feed on the sweat and dead skin cells, producing gases that result in the unpleasant smell we associate with shoe odor.
  • Poor Ventilation: Shoes that are poorly ventilated or made from synthetic materials tend to trap sweat more, increasing the chances of odor.
  • Lack of Proper Hygiene: Not washing feet properly or regularly can also contribute to shoe odor, as it allows bacteria to multiply.
  • Wearing the Same Shoes Every Day: Not giving shoes enough time to dry can cause a buildup of moisture and bacteria, leading to a stronger odor.

Shoe odor can deeply permeate your shoes making it a challenge to eliminate. The lingering smell is not just unpleasant but can also create an unhygienic environment if not addressed promptly and effectively. This is where Odorcide steps in. As a trusted solution for various odor problems, Odorcide Original and Fresh Scent are products designed specifically to eliminate stubborn smells, including shoe odor.

Maintaining Odor-Free Shoes: Prevention Tips and Odorcide Solutions

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To keep shoes odor-free after successful odor removal, it’s essential to adopt a proactive approach to prevent future odor buildup. First and foremost, ensure that the shoes are completely dry before wearing them, as moisture can lead to bacterial growth and odor. Additionally, consider using Odorcide Original or Fresh Scent, which are formulated to maintain freshness and combat odor-causing agents. Establishing a regular maintenance routine is key to preventing odor recurrence, so consider incorporating these best practices:

  • Allow shoes to air out after each wear to prevent moisture accumulation.
  • Use Odorcide Original or Fresh Scent to proactively eliminate any potential odor buildup.
  • Consider rotating between multiple pairs of shoes to allow each pair to fully dry out between uses.

By integrating these preventive measures into shoe care routine, readers can enjoy long-lasting freshness and comfort while also benefiting from the trusted effectiveness of Odorcide products. Consistency is the key to maintaining odor-free shoes, and Odorcide provides the reliable solutions needed to achieve this goal.

Solution: Odorcide Original and Odorcide Fresh Scent

Eliminating smell out of shoes can be very challenging. ODORCIDE® offers products that eliminate serious odor problems! Give your shoes a spray with Odorcide Original or Fresh Scent after you take them off to eliminate any odor buildup.

Our past customers have let us know how well our products have helped them. Read these testimonials to help you understand the impressive results that occur when using our products.

ODORCIDE® products feature a unique, non-enzymatic formula that works, regardless of what products have been previously applied!

Specialized Odor Elimination

No matter what the cause of the odor issue, we understand you want it fixed quickly.  When bad odors need to be eliminated, people often begin a search for specialized odor-elimination products. Discovering these can truly transform any areas with strong odors.

At ODORCIDE® we offer top-tier, professional-grade solutions. Our products are designed to provide superior odor elimination in your vehicle and your home.

We are committed to helping people maintain odor-free environments. Whether the task at hand is getting smell out of shoes, carpets, vehicles or ensuring your home smells great, you can count on ODORCIDE® products.

Easy To Use Products

One of the key attributes of ODORCIDE® products is its ease of use, even if you have tried other products without success. A single application is often sufficient to eliminate odors. However, for strong or old odors, reapplication might be necessary. ODORCIDE® products are also safe around people and pets because we use natural, non-toxic ingredients.

ODORCIDE® offers an affordable solution to your intense odor issues, providing immediate results with minimal effort, making it a cost-effective choice.

Our odor-elimination products have been lauded for their effectiveness in dealing with stubborn odors. Our professional strength concentrates and ready to use products can combat a wide array of odors, including those from food, smoke, urine and sweat. Odorcide can also be used on various surfaces such as clothing, carpet, upholstery, and hardwood.


ODORCIDE® is a family-owned business located in Smithville, Missouri where we manufacture what we sell. Unlike many other companies, ODORCIDE® only manufacturers ODORCIDE® products. We have dedicated ourselves to providing the answer to your odor problems with products you can use and recommend with complete confidence.

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