Sorry, it's not just because he's a guy. The real culprit here is bacteria!
Bacteria love damp environments where they can feed on your dead skin cells. And when they're done eating your skin cells they excrete acidic and sulfuric waste that smells terrible.
The bacteria in your shoes (brevibacteria) are actually the same bacteria that give certain types of cheese their pungent smell!
1. You need to eliminate any existing bacteria in your shoes.
2. You need to keep your feet dry to prevent bacteria from forming again.
The following steps are what has worked the best for us, and for thousands of customers.
Put your shoes in the washing machine with detergent and run on a gentle cycle. Then let them air dry in an open area (preferably outside if the weather is good).
Not all shoes can be washed, so make sure it's okay for your shoes before doing this.
The purpose of your socks isn't just to look cool. Make sure to get your boyfriend a few pairs of thick absorbent socks. Stay away from tech-fit, polyester, and nylon. 100% cotton works the best.
We put together a mix of essential oils and other ingredients that have very high antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. This shoe spray is extra strength and seriously packs a punch. If you're dealing with strong odors, getting this spray is a must!
Our shoe spray works very well as a natural safe way to eliminate shoe odor. Our product has over 1800 ⭐ 5-star reviews on Amazon.com.
If you can, don't wear the same shoes everyday. Give them a day or two to breath and air out. This works especially well if after wearing your shoes you spray them with Lumi Outdoors Extra Strength deodorizer. Then leave your shoes outside to air out.
Our shoe powder combines the best natural powders and clay to prevent sweaty feet, while also preventing bacteria from forming. Put this on in the morning and enjoy sweat free feet all day!