Welcome back to Shoe School!! Today we’re going to show you some awesome and easy ways to stop your beloved Burjus from smelling bad.
Because let’s be real here: the only thing that should be funky is your dance moves!
Whether you wear your shoes to work, or you dance in them, the chances are they’ll get a little whiffy after long term wear. This is normal, so don’t feel bad! I’m going to show you some easy solutions right here...
1. Sprinkle your shoes before wearing
If you don’t want your shoes to get too sweaty, simply sprinkle them with baby powder before wearing them.
A note to dancers though: this can make shoes less grippy, so test this out before heading to the studio.
2. Always air your shoes before putting them away
Leave your sweaty shoes out in the air for a little while before you confine them to a bag, or a closet.
This will dry them off and reduce the chances of them smelling.
3. Deodorize your shoes regularly
This means wiping the insides with some deodorizing solution.
We have three great ideas for doing this:
• Use baking soda! Sprinkle it on the inner soles and it will soak up smells and moisture nicely.
• Use some tea tree oil and warm water on a cloth. Wipe the insides of your shoes and they’ll smell lovely and fresh afterwards. Tea tree oil is also antifungal, making it even tougher on sweat. Yes!
• Buy some shoe deodorizing spray from your local shoe repair store. Just be wary that this should only be sprayed inside your shoes, as it could affect the fabric on the outside.
I hope this helps you guys!
Stinky, sweaty shoes are not fun. But with these useful tips you can get back to smelling beautiful again - phew!
Don't forget, if your shoes get really bad, you can always buy a second pair over at the store.
We have a ton of gorgeous styles to choose from. And you can rotate them with your existing shoes so that they last even longer!