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I had a period of serious shoe funk, and tried a number techniques before finding a system that works for me. It should be noted that shoe odor tends to be much worse in synthetic shoes. The most important thing is prevention. Do not put your shoes in a bag, ever. Even in an open canvas bag, the shoes don't dry out as well between sessions. I've taken to ...


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There are a lot of things you can do to increase the shelf life of your rock climbing shoes as well as reduce the odor/bacteria in it: Do not wear them except while climbing; the rubber grips at the bottom soak up the dirt and gravel, reducing their effectiveness and long-term durability. Replace the soles of the shoes on an as-needed basis. Use a damp rag ...


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I'm also a bicycle commuter whose feet tend to sweat a fair amount, especially when I'm active. This caused both strong foot odor and recurring athlete's foot. What's worked best for me: Shoes with plenty of ventilation. Merino wool socks. Shoes have typically been "running" sneakers which have synthetic leather with plenty of mesh bits, and some ...


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I agree with @Dean that "the most important thing is prevention" but my method is slightly different. Over my first 6 months of climbing ~2/wk indoors, my climbing shoes became unbearably (and embarrassingly) smelly, despite religiously air drying them after use. As OP mentioned, they were also visibly dirty on the inside. And it's worth noting that I never ...


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Like another answer has already mentioned, SmartWool cycling or running socks are great and will help your feet to "breathe" while exercising. Another sock brand is Lululemon. They have very high quality socks and I have personally used both their "Lululemon No Show Ultimate Run Sock" and the "Ultimate Low-Pro Run Sock". They can easily run you about $20 a ...



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