Leather boots are very versatile and are often worn without the use of socks. When this happens, high quantities of sweat and dead skin particles can build up within the leather boots and cause an unpleasant stench.
Rather than begin wearing socks, there are several things that can be done to remove the foot related odor to ensure that it does not return. By following some deodorizing tips, you can be sure that the odor will be wiped out and will not return any time soon.
One of the reasons that the boots develop an odor is that they are being worn too often. When the same pair of boots are worn daily, a moist environment is maintained that becomes inhabited by odorous bacteria. By giving your bots a day or to air out and dry, you will prevent bacteria developing and will ensure that your boots stay fresh.
Put Your Boots on IceFreezing your boots might sound like a strange idea, but this practice remains very effective at wiping out the smelly bacteria inhabiting boots. To keep your freezer hygienic, begin by placing both of your boots together and wrapping them within cellophane. Place the cellophane wrapped boots within the freezer and allow for them to sit for 24-48 hours. Once this time has passed, remove the boots and place within the sun for a day to air dry.
Baking soda has long been a kitchen ingredient known for absorbing unwanted odors. Keep a box of baking soda located by the bed and sprinkle a small portion of that absorbent powder within the interior of the boot nightly. After sprinkling pay extra attention to lightly shake the boots to ensure that the baking soda makes it all of the way to the toe areas of the boot. This is especially important because this area of the boot contains that most built up sweat and skin cells. In the morning, shake out the small amount baking soda within the trash and put the boots back within use. For best results, provide 24-48 hours for the baking soda to absorb unwanted odors.
If you have the time, placing activated charcoal within the boots can be very effective at absorbing unwelcome odors. Before dropping charcoal briquets within your boots, you will need to place them within an old pair of nylon leggings. Cut the nylon legging in half and places several briquettes within the end of each leg. Next, push the nylon enclosed activated charcoal briquettes down to the end of the boots, and place the boots within a closed cardboard box or large enclosed paper bag for 5-7 days. After a week has passed, the charcoal will have absorbed much of the unwanted odor leaving the boots smelling fresh.
Using clean kitten litter is highly effective at absorbing unwanted odors within boots. It works by immediate creating a dry environment and goes to work at freshening the interior of the boots. Measure a half cup of unused kitty litter ever few days and pour within each boot before going to bed. Be sure to shuffle the boots slightly to make sure that the entire bottom surface of the boots are covered by this absorbent product. Finish in the morning by pouring this compound out of boots and putting them back within use. While using overnight is sufficient in many cases, best results are reached when the kitty litter is left within the boots for an entire 24-48 hours.
Coffee grounds are compound known to absorb unwanted odors from footwear and add the gentile aroma of coffee beans. Pour a half cup of coffee beans within the end of an old pair of nylon socks and tie a knot 6 inches above the end of each leggings foot. For additionally precaution, overlap the area contain the coffee grounds with the remaining part of the legging to ensure that the coffee beans do not result in the discoloration of the interior of the boots. Once you have two separately contained nylon enclosed coffee ground pouches put them deep within the interior of the boots and leave the boot to sit for two to three days. Once this time has passed remove the nylon enclosed coffee bean pouches to use at a future date, and put boots back into use.