Your Shoes Stink...Here's a Nifty Trick

Step 1: Open your pantry


Try as you might, smelly shoes in the summer are pretty much unavoidable. When you catch a whiff of them after a long day in the hot sun and have to crinkle your nose, whip out this quick and easy fix.

What you need: A few unused teabags and your smelly sneakers.

What you do: Pop two to three bags into each shoe and let sit for 24 hours in a cool, dry area. Voilà!

Why it works: Shoe odor is usually caused by bacteria in moisture (which is extra evident in the summertime). Tea bags are super-absorbent, so they dry out that gross dampness that tends to linger and replace it with a clean herbal scent.

Is that chamomile we smell? Nope, just our fresh-as-a-daisy Lacostes.

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Roberta Fiorito

Senior Editor, Branded Content + Cohost, Royally Obsessed Podcast

In her 8 years at Gallery Media Group, Roberta has written about fashion, beauty, news, trends and the royal family. She is currently Senior Editor of Branded Content at...
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