I just read a funny tip about smelly shoes. Apparently putting a dry tea bag in a pair of smelly shoes will help to absorb the awful odour! I will try this on my smelly walking shoes!

Posted anonymously, 29th November 2015

Post your story
  • Thank You . Yes smelly shoes lead to smelly feet and lately I thought of spraying underarm deodorant on my feet to prevent it from sweating in the heat. I think it has worked a bit as well.


  • Interesting.if l run out of shoe spray for my sneakers l’ll try it!


  • lol i have heard of this tip but i have never tried it before. i reckon that i would just wash them and totally freshen them up. the bacteria in the shoes is making it smell so i would wash them personally lol. baking powder is another trick to use. Make sure you wear socks


  • Quite a few comments have suggested that this will be tried out – has it worked for anyone???


  • Will be very interested to know if it works


  • Thanks I am so going to try this on my hubbies shoes.


  • That’s certainly new to me.


  • is it a new tea bag or a used one dried out?

    • A new, clean and dry tea bag, apparently it absorbs the odour!


  • Thank you for this! My daughter stinks our house out with her smelly flats, I’m going to try this. Hope it works


  • Oh yes, I heard about it before but never tried it out!!


  • Never heard this solution before! Hope it works for you.

    • I like quirky tips and if they work – bonus!


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating