Friday, November 20, 2015

Getting rid of foot odor


I was at the gym with my buddy yesterday when we had a chat about how smelly his feet were. Yes they stink! It’s not so bad outside but when you’re in the gym… not so fun!
There’s got to be a solution right?

Here are a few tips for you:

1.      First and foremost wash your feet! Some smell more than others but hey it’ll make a big difference.

2.      You can use Drysol (Aluminum Chloride Solution) or Doctor Scholls Odor-X powder in the shoe it may help. Even chalking up your feet will keep sweat away.

3.      A guy I met while traveling told me he sprayed deodorant on his feet a few hours before his climbs

4.      Wash your shoes once in a while; make sure you dry them in an aerated place, not located in the sun.
    
6.      When buying shoes ask for something that won’t change shape too much when wet. Some materials distort more than others.

7.      Have an indoor and an outdoor pair if possible. (I don’t, but it helps keep the indoor one cleaner).

8.      Again, don’t let them sit in your backpack or in the trunk of your car, try to hang’em up somewhere cool and dry.

9.      Stuffing dryer sheets into them while you are not climbing can also help.

While you’re at it, my recommendation would be to stay away from evolve shoes. They make amazing shoes but I find they smell more than other brands. Evolve uses synthetic materials where others use leather. But then again this is just my personal opinion.

Do you have any other creative suggestions?
Make sure you share them in the comment box bellow.

Vincent K  -  radclimbers.blogspot.com