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What's a good method for eliminating stinkfoot?

Asked by SABOTEUR (11998 points ) January 5th, 2010

Yeah…I knowwash your feet…but do you have any preventive home remedies passed on from grandma or somethinkg you’ve run across at the drug store that absolutely works wonders on smelly dogs?

Help…my eyes are burnin’ and I can’t get laid.

(Zappa sings Stinkfoot)

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Cruiser's avatar

Bromodrosis is a classic symptom of not getting laid. So you are kinda stuck if you are aren’t getting any you can’t cure the problem. Time for some outdoor or barnyard nookie to help cure the problem.

Also don’t wear the same shoes two days in a row and better yet change them out during the day and avoid synthetic socks go with cotton. You may have to burn all the old shoes too. Start fresh and start getting some.

oratio's avatar

Alcohol works wonders for foot odor. Get a couple of cans of moonshine or cheap bottles of vodka to soak them in. Also wash your feet often and scrub away dead skin.

Midnighttoker2's avatar

Try soaking them in Peroxide.
At night,wear some cotton socks and use Baking Soda instead of powder..

PandoraBoxx's avatar

It’s bacteria in your shoes that make your feel smell, as well as what you eat. Like @Cruiser said, start over with new shoes, always wear socks, use foot spray after a shower. You are showering daily, right?

What you eat can make your feet smell, too. So can smoking. The toxins and bacteria in your body come out in your sweat, and the sweat coming out of your feet is trapped in your shoes and incubated.

Austinlad's avatar

Washfoot.

Trillian's avatar

Have you considered getting a pedicure? They have a tool that you can also buy in the store that actually cuts off layers of old skin. You know, the tough callus from the heels and balls of your feet. A lot of the odor could be trapped in there. Then they sand down the other bits. You could be pleasantly surprised. Good luck!

LeotCol's avatar

@Trillian I’d say the person giving the pedicure would also be pleasantly surprised.

Buttonstc's avatar

This method has actually been endorsed by a real MD.

Mix up a large enough batch of double strength tea to enable soaking your feet in it. Do this once a night for a week and afterwards as needed. It’s the tannic acid in the tea which has a drying effect which counteracts the sweaty feet syndrome.

Obviously also rotate your shoes and change to fresh socks regularly.

Cotton101's avatar

For extra-sweaty feet, try adding half a cup of kosher salt (it has larger crystals than ordinary table salt) to a quart of water and soaking your feet in the solution. After soaking, don’t rinse your feet; just dry them thoroughly. As anyone who has ever taken a dip in the ocean likely knows, salt has a drying effect on the skin.

Also, wool socks keep my feet from sweating, and as we know, damp feet help bacteria grow that causes the smell.

SABOTEUR's avatar

@LeotCol Funny!

I hate funny.

HTDC's avatar

Don’t know. Ask Bigfoot if you find him. I’m sure no one has more experience in stinkfoot than Bigfoot.

AlienBomber's avatar

piss on your feet in the shower. old trick, free and easy and will kill off fungus, bacteria and other funky goodness.

SABOTEUR's avatar

@AlienBomber You’re joking, right?

AlienBomber's avatar

@SABOTEUR:I train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and skin fungus is everywhere. When you spend as much money as I have on products that don’t work you’ll try anything. It doesn’t work overnight, it takes about 2–3 weeks and you also have to do your best to keep your feet dry. My grandma taught me this when I was a kid. I totally forgot about it and I just remembered one day. Weird… Oh yeah getting new shoes when it clears up will help minimize the chance of the funk coming back.

SABOTEUR's avatar

(Well I’ll be damned…)

Thanks!

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