How to remove bad odour from your shoes?

How to remove bad odour from your shoes? 02 May 2017

Are you embarrassed to remove your shoes in front of others?


The bad smell coming from shoes can be overwhelming and make you wish to throw them away as soon as possible.

Well, there is no need to spend money on buying new shoes as there are many simple and easy ways to get rid of the unpleasant odour!

  • Look for the cause. Examine your shoes before you try to treat the odour. If you have damaged insoles, either take them out or dry them.
  • Better is to exchange your old insoles for a fresh pair, everyone around you will be very happy. MISTER MINIT has a very large offer…
  • Dry out your shoes by putting them near a heater or in a sunny spot. By keeping them dry, you help prevent bacterial growth that causes odour.
  • Freeze your shoes. Put your smelly shoes in a plastic bag, and then put them in the freezer over the course of a night. The idea is that freezing the shoes kills the odour-producing bacteria.
  • Put baking soda in the offending shoes. If the freezer trick does not work, put in a healthy dose of baking soda and let the powder absorb the odour overnight.
  • Place fresh orange, grapefruit, lemon, or lime peel into the shoes. Fresh citrus peel has a great smell because of its essential oils. Leave fresh citrus peel in your shoes overnight and remove them before using. They should smell a lot better.
  • Black teabags: Black teabags contain tannins which are very effective in killing bacteria that can be found inside the shoe. Place the tea bag on boiling water for a few minutes. Remove the tea bag and let it cool for about 5 minutes before placing it in the shoe. Leave it in the shoe for an hour or so.
  • Odor removers, like MISTER MINIT’s fresh contain bacteria and/or enzymes that eat away what is causing the odour.

A few sprays will make your shoes smell like roses…Suitable for all leather and textile shoes!


As a specialist in shoe care MISTER MINIT offers a whole range of maintenance products to make sure your favorite shoes remain your favorites.
Ask our shopkeepers for shoe care tips, they’ll be happy to help you!