Do they play sports?
Then they have stinky feet.
It's a given......seriously.
It was a Tuesday I believe....just an ordinary Tuesday.
I entered the living room to enjoy a bit of TV...but there was something.....in the air
What the heck? what was that rancid odor?
I instantly had a suspect
Alas I was mistaken
I look to the entrance and saw...
My son's track shoes
HOLY FA-MOLEYS!!!! PEEE UUUUUU!
"D, get down here!" I called him knowing that if his shoes smelled that bad then his feet were worse
"SHEEZE what the heck kid!"
But wait there's more
When he invites his other friends (that are also in sports) and they get comfortable by taking off their shoes....
Lets just say there's a green cloud over the house
And washing the feet sometimes doesn't get rid of the smell either, because the bacteria needs to DIE and sometimes soap alone doesn't do the trick.
what to do what to do.
well, I found a way.
simple and not expensive.
First, send the culprit with the offending feet to the showers to thoroughly wash the tootsies.
Then a nice soak. Fill a tub just enough to cover the tops of the feet with warm water....then pour in a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. The ratio being at least 2/3 water to 1/3 or less of peroxide. Then soak. I suggest at least a ten to 15 minute soak....That's it.
The peroxide kills off the bacteria that creates that smell.
Now onto the sneakers. If your child is in sports then you know that those shoes can be expensive. Here's how to get the smell out without having to toss out brand new shoes.
Fill two clean socks with baking soda, tie them off with rubber bands and put them into the shoes. The baking soda absorbs the smell.
Smush them a bit so that it flattens out in the shoes and by morning the smell should be gone or at the very least be significantly less pungent. Odor-eaters inserts work well too.
Well there it is. I hope it helps my fellow Moms of Teens.
......and don't worry soon enough they'll be off to college and that little green cloud will move over their dorm