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Are your stinky trainers taking over your gym kit?

September 25, 2015

Are your stinky trainers taking over your gym kit?

With most of us on a fitness mission this month, smelly trainers are inevitable and a simple Google search will tell you there are lots of weird and wonderful natural remedies to this pongy problem.

Here are just a few of the quirkier ones…

Cat Litter

Yes, you did read that right. Apparently if you fill a sock with cat litter, tie the top with an elastic band and leave it in your smelly shoes, it will eradicate unpleasant smells.

Bicarbonate of soda

A healthy sprinkle of bicarb inside your shoes should absorb the odour. It’s also anti-fungal.


Put your trainers in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer for 48 hours. Allegedly this kills the bacteria that’s causing the pong.

Water and vinegar

After your workout, spritz the lining of your shoes with a 50:50 water and vinegar solution. The vinegar may overpower the smell if nothing else.

Tumble dryer sheets

Great for your bed sheets and apparently effective if you leave them in your shoes overnight.

Black teabags

Black teabags contain tannins, which are very effective in killing bacteria. Put a black tea bag in boiling water for a couple of minutes, then remove to cool. Once it’s cool enough to handle, place it in your shoes for an hour.

Cedar wood

You can buy cedar wood insoles, which have a fresh smell and antibacterial properties.

However, if none of these ideas tickle your fancy you could try tackling the issue at its source, by purchasing our Salt of the Earth 100% natural Foot Deodorant Spray. Formulated specifically for feet, our foot spray contains calming aloe vera and is infused with an invigorating menthol fragrance, offering long-lasting, effective protection from foot odour, no matter how vigorous your workout. 


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