How do I Get Rid of Foot Smell in Slippers?

Remove foot smell from slippers with baking soda.

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You know your slippers have a foot odor problem when the dog turns his nose up at the chance of gnawing on one. Slippers absorb sweat from your tootsies. After absorbing the sweat they give off a spoiled odor that can topple the bravest of men. Fortunately, you can get rid of the offensive odor without wearing a gas mask or hazmat suit. Armed with the right tools you can blast those putrid smells right out of your slippers.


Grab a pair of old knee-high hose and fill each one with 1/2 cup of baking soda. Tie the ends into a knot. Stick each baking soda hose into the slippers and leave overnight. Remove the hose the next morning and take a big sniff. If the offending odor remains, place new baking soda hose into the slippers and leave for 24 hours.


Rub a dryer sheet in each house slipper. Leave the dryer sheet inside the slipper for 24 hours.


If the slippers are washable, give them a good bath. Clean them in the washer with a load of laundry and regular laundry detergent. Let them air-dry or put in the dryer if allowed by the manufacturer.


Sprinkle talcum powder in the slippers and let it absorb those funky smells.

Things You'll Need


1.Knee-high hose

3.Dryer sheets

5.Talcum powder

2.Baking soda

4.Laundry detergent


Tips & Tricks


Wear cotton socks when you can to let your tootsies breath and absorb sweat.

Dry your feet completely after bathing and before placing in the slippers.


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