How to Keep Your Feet From Stinking in Heels

Look fierce and smell fresh every time you step out in your heels.

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High heels are a necessity in every woman's shoe-drobe, but they aren't always as glamorous as they look --- like when they make your feet stink. After all, you don't want to be embarrassed to kick off your heels when you're over at your beau's pad, right? You don't have to give up heels altogether and opt for flip flops that let your feet air out. Instead, take some measures to keep your feet from stinking when your wear your high heels.


Let your heels dry out after each time you wear them. Don't wear the same pair two days in a row. Even if they don't feel or look wet, there's likely some hidden moisture in there. If you leave it there, it will only begin to smell, which then transfers to your feet.


Scrub your tootsies every day. This might sound obvious, but you need to really scrub them well. Wash in between your toes and scrub your heels. If your feet are prone to excessive sweating or smelling, wash them with an antibacterial soap. Stepping into your heels with stinky feet will only make the heels smell, too.


If you're wearing hose with your heels, make sure they're clean. Don't toss on a pair that has been sitting in the corner for a year. Instead, put on a fresh, clean pair that has no chance of emitting odor left from the previous time your wore them.


Spray your feet with antiperspirant deodorant. Let it dry, then dust them lightly with talcum powder or cornstarch before slipping on your heels. The deodorant will help to keep the feet from sweating, while the powder will absorb excess moisture that leads to odor.


Give your heels a quick spray-down with household disinfecting spray after you wear them. This will kill any bacteria and help to control odor inside the shoes.

Things You'll Need


1.Antibacterial soap

3.Cornstarch or talcum powder

2.Antiperspirant deodorant spray

4.Household disinfecting spray


Tips & Tricks


Sit your stinky high heels out in the sun for a few hours when possible The sunlight naturally kills bacteria, which often leads to odor.


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