To get rid of stinky feet, soak them in a saltwater solution every day for two weeks, wear cotton socks daily and apply anti-odor solutions to your shoes. For this process, you need a bowl large enough for your feet, salt, water, cotton socks and an anti-odor solution. It can take up to two weeks for odors to resolve.
- Prepare your saltwater solution
To prepare your saltwater solution, add 1 cup of salt to a large tub or bowl of warm water. The saltwater draws moisture away from your feet, which prevents odor-causing bacteria from thriving.
- Soak your feet
Soak your feet in the saltwater solution for 20 minutes. You need to do this daily for two weeks.
- Add anti-odor solutions to your shoes
To help your shoes stay odor free, add an anti-odor solution to them. Try spraying Lysol onto a sock, placing it in your shoe and leaving it overnight.
- Wear cotton socks each day
Wear cotton socks each day to help your feet breathe. When your feet can breathe, they are less likely to sweat, which in turn reduces odors.
- Continue wearing cotton socks
Continue wearing cotton socks after the period of bathing your feet in saltwater ends. If you notice smells starting to develop again, repeat this process.