Smelly socks may be common but they’re also pretty easy to fix, at least if you’re lucky enough to have running water, access to a washing machine and/or a laundromat. But what of the shoes? What happens to the shoes?
While it definitely takes longer for a pair of shoes to get stinky than a pair of socks, it can present a decidedly more complicated problem, one your significant other or roommates might not appreciate you taking your time to figure out. Some shoes, like most Vans, for example, can actually go in the laundry, but what of those that can’t? What happens when you’ve worn your nice dress shoes to a six-hour wedding reception rehearsal, and you want to wear them again to the main event, but now they smell like a college locker room?
Or what if you already went dancing all night in your blue suede shoes, and no one stepped on them but now they stink to high heaven? Well there’s no need to go out and buy a whole new pair of blue suede shoes.
This $13 natural shoe deodorizer promises to freshen up shoes that have been around the block a few times, so to speak, and give them a whole new lease on life. The shoe deodorizer spray has a ridiculous number of positive reviews, and it’s made with real natural essential oils. It apparently smells so good people have taken to using it as a room spray and car air freshener, too. It includes mint, eucalyptus, tea tree and lemongrass oil, giving off a clean, sprightly and mountain-fresh scent, while helping to neutralize and get rid of bacterial and fungal odors as well, thanks to the antiseptic and cleansing properties of the tea tree oil and eucalyptus. Just spray a few sprtizes of it into the shoe, wave it around and let the freshness descend on it like the refreshing coastal fog.
What we like: it won’t damage your shoes and the scent not only covers smells but neutralizes them too. This spray currently has a 4.4-star review from more than 2000 reviewers online.