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#1 of 7 Old 07-09-2008, 06:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My son's feet are SO stinky! I think he inherited the gene from his mama. All of his shoes start to reek after he's worn them just a few times, especially sandals.

Does your kid have stinky shoes/feet? What do you do about it???

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My DS also has super stinky feet and shoes. I'm not sure what to do about it. In our house we just wash his feet daily and air out the shoes.

I do have a funny story about his feet though. . .I love baby feet, to kiss them, play with them. . .well, DS's feet have always been stinky even as a baby so everytime I tried to play with his feet... peeeee ewwwww stinky toes. . .I said this so often that now it's a funny game to put his feet on my nose just to get me to say this again--blech!!

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I have a son who has stinky feet. OMG, he had these sandals last yr that were just so gross, I threw them out after he outgrew them. I had tried to wash them and could not get rid of the beast. Crocs are one of the only things he can wear w/o getting stink, and they also are the only shoe he likes to wear.
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OK, so this probably won't be popular from a natural living perspective, but I've found that Gold Bond powder makes a HUGE difference for me personally. I don't have so much of a problem in cold weather, but in the summer my feet get S-T-I-N-K-Y. I live in/around NYC so I spend an inordinate amount of time walking and it's really an issue. The Gold Bond stuff has really made a difference... though as I'm running out I think I'll start to research what some natural alternatives might be.
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No personal experience, but a good friend says she cannot wear her shoes two days in a row. She must let them dry for a day or two before wearing them again. Something to try...
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The foot smell is probably from a fungus, passed around harmlessly. When I was young, verytime one of us kids would get stinky feet my mom would do a very cheap and natural treatment:
Clip toe nails very short
Soak in Distilled Vinegar (5 or 7%), diluted 1-1 w/ water
soak all shoes and socks in the same solution

Repeat when needed.
I use it on my husband now and it works everytime!

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crocs are great. if his feet smell, use rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball. if the shoes smell, throw um in the dishwasher or washing machine. in the winter, give him wooly socks to wear with thre crocs. just a thought.

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