Best foot odor control products according to redditors

We found 107 Reddit comments discussing the best foot odor control products. We ranked the 28 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Foot Odor Control Products:

u/MaltedBarleyMaven · 17 pointsr/malegrooming

Wash and condition beard, just be sure they're for made for beards. Regular hair shampoo will wreak havoc on your face. Also use a beard oil and brush.

Wash face twice a day. I exfoliate my forehead and nose once a week; any areas I shave I exfoliate once every two weeks in the shower, prior to shaving or I don't shave that day to prevent irritation.

If you don't have a grooming routine, get one going and make it a habit; being clean is half the battle.

If you use perfume, try to find soap/shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and deodorant that compliment the perfume; or simply use unscented products.

Wash feet and in-between toes every day; soak feet and use a foot scrub once every 1-2 weeks as needed (particularly in summer); put foot powder in shoes every night to eliminate odor and wetness.

Scrape and brush tongue after brushing and flossing.

I would recommend: Fresh Balls, Bulldog facewash, exfoliator, and moisturizer, Johnson's foot soap, O'Keefe's foot scrub Gold Bond foot powder and a tongue scraper.

u/counternovel · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Vepr762X54R · 6 pointsr/army

True bliss is when you discover Gold Bond Spray

u/gloria_mediastinum · 6 pointsr/TooAfraidToAsk

Im a doctor, obviously nothing I say here replaces what your doctor says and you should go to them with any/all concerns, seriously. No internet advice replaces actually seeing a doctor in person. But to make you feel a bit better in the short term:

In terms of the frequency of pooping, if that is your baseline # of poops a day for a long time it is unlikely to be worrisome. Everyone has their "set point," but it shouldn't be accompanied by any of the following:

-pain with defecation

-alternating frequency (i.e. if its 4-5 x a day for a few days, then nothing for a week, 4-5x a day again, etc)

-blood in the bowel movements

-loose stools (they should generally be well formed)

-change in the size of your stool (i.e. it used to be thick but now is the width of a pencil, etc)

-abdominal pain or rectal pain/urgency relieve with defecation

-really any known autoimmune disease

thats off the top of my head. Again, ask your doctor to evaluate. This is just to make you feel better in the moment.


In terms of the sweat, unless there is itching, pain or redness with it it is likely just sweat. Literally. Some people just sweat more. If you have any other symptoms besides wetness go see your doc, or even if you cant get a good look just go see your doc, they will take a look. If it has been a chronic issue unlikely to be an infection (would have gotten bad enough to make you go to the doctor). Main things to do are:

-Wear cotton/breathable underwear

-Use drying powders (baby powder)

-Use drying spray. I assume you'd rather order from amazon, here is a link for something that should work.



Hope this helps. Again, lawyers would tell me to say that this is NOT official advice. See your doctor if you have any concerns.


Protip: use to find a doctor in any specialty who will take your insurance

u/jbee27 · 6 pointsr/AskWomen

Gold Bond foot spray.

Makes my feet substantially less sweaty and smelly. :-)

Gold Bond No Mess Spray Powder Fresh 7 oz.

u/Captain_Gainzwhey · 6 pointsr/Fitness

This is by far the best powder to eliminate smell in your footwear:

I use it in my skates, sneakers, and work shoes every time they start to get a little stinky. Using too much leads to a weird paste build-up inside, but they definitely don't stink, and they keep my work backpack from getting too funky.

u/SteelToedSocks · 5 pointsr/veganfitness

Couple years ago I was looking into this same topic since my regular vegan deodorant just wasn't cutting it. Basically I ended up looking for something with a good amount of zinc oxide powder and no aluminum (it's what stains your shirts). I've been using this foot powder as a whole-body deodorant solution. Don't laugh, shit works marvelously and it prevents fungal issues on the feet and groin too.

u/HeyYoEowyn · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

My boyfriend is a bartender, so he's on his feet 12-13 hours a day, and his shoes get wet, and don't really have a chance to dry. His feet fucking SMELL, like I make him take a shower before he gets in bed and they still stink up my sheets even after he washes them.

The problem is, once the bacteria is in the shoes, it gets on your feet and your feet re-infect the shoes even if you wash/disinfect them. So you have to treat shoes and feet at the same time. It's just an overgrowth of bacteria on wet/warm surfaces.

This foot powder is miraculous. You use it for three days and put it in your shoes and it gets rid of the smell completely. There's enough in it for a few treatments, too.

u/tanboots · 5 pointsr/army

Only one powder is good enough to swear by.

u/Rocket92 · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

If you want to suggest something to him Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder

Works wonders for smell, and gives you a nice tingly feeling in your feet.

Just don't put it anywhere else.

u/daaangerz0ne · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

Alternately, shoe spray is a thing

Edit: Wow talk about close minded. I've used this stuff in my work boots for 4 years and counting. Eliminates smells and makes my feet not itchy.

u/Kailola · 3 pointsr/amateur_boxing

I like this glove deodorizer I got off amazon, I wipe down the inside of my gloves with the same mixture as you once a week. I usually spray my shoes down with this deodorizer daily. I have a bunch of these mini deodorizers that I put in my gym bag + sneakers on my way home. Haven't had one foul smell emerge from my bag/gear to date so I think I'm doing everything right lol.

ETA: I wash all my clothing (socks, shirts, leggings/shorts)/sports bras with a odor eliminator along with laundry detergent as well.

u/S-1C · 3 pointsr/climbing
u/1Man1Machine · 3 pointsr/discgolf
u/InaneD · 3 pointsr/bouldering

There are a few simple things you can do that will help #1. dont put your shoes in a gym bag when your done climbing, leave them where they can breath and dry out faster. #2 I use Lumi shoe spray from time to time, link is below. #3 put them in a bag in your freezer for a day or 2 it will kill most of the bacteria and will help knock the edge off some. #4 if they are super funky toss them in the washer on cold / cold then let them air dry, they will come out smelling like new.

u/UsernameNeo · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This too. As I said above, it got the wet smell out of wet leather boots. That says it all!

u/triplealpha · 3 pointsr/pharmacy

There are two items in life you never go cheap on: footwear and a mattress.

Most professionals that stand on their feet that long everyday invest in a solid pair of professional shoes (ie: dansko) as a way to prevent varicose veins, spider veins, foot, ankle, and lower back problems. I cannot overstate the importance of getting good fitting, comfortable shoes. See if there are any custom fit shoe places in your area (ie: Good Feet Store or The Footworks Store) and get properly fitted.

A second recommendation I would have is to get yourself a nice pair of gentle compression stockings. Even as a man I wear them (who lifts up your pants during work and would ever notice them?) and they are a god-send. Dat feeling of taking them off at home never gets old.

Finally, since you'll be on your feet more and in professional shoes the uncomfortable idea of foot sweat and foot fungus needs to be discussed. When you get out of the shower in the morning, thoroughly dry your feet and in between your toes. I'd recommend spraying some gold-bond foot spray between your toes prior to putting on your socks.

u/Rayden440 · 3 pointsr/osugame

Although this does nothing for finger control, it's amazing for finger strength. Search online for recommended rep/set exercise routines. After using this for a few weeks, I feel that I can stream for longer without failing due to stamina.

A fair warning: If you exercise with this, don't play osu! for around ~12 hours because your fingers will be completely done after using this. It's better to use it before you go to bed.

u/penguinluvinman · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

Exercise balls are probably fine to start. You can also get something like this that guitarists and pianists use to strengthen individual fingers. If you want something more interesting that will help more with dexterity (and is a pretty awesome party trick if you get good) you can try Baoding balls

u/draginfly · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I don't wear socks ever, and finally discovered [Gold Bond Spray] ( after ages of trying not to make a mess with powders. Game changer, spray my feet and go.

u/LehighLuke · 2 pointsr/TalesFromYourServer

you can always try washing your shoes in the washing machine. I'll have a problem like this in the summers sometimes. I have recovered bad shoes to OK status by using these 2 things: Gold Bond Foot spray and Anti-Icky Poo

I think my socks have been the problem. New socks are better than old beat up ones

u/TheComebacKid · 2 pointsr/ems

This stuff works wonders and is natual but the smell is super stronk so a little goes a long way

u/swiftdanny · 2 pointsr/grubhubdrivers

Every night after a delivery session I take out my insulated bags from my car and wipe them down with Wet Ones wipes or Purell wipes then I spray some tea tree on my seats and upholstery. Don't leave your bags in the car or trunk. Here's a link to the tea tree spray that I use

Elite Sportz Shoe Deodorizer and Foot Spray - No More Embarrassing Smelly Shoes or Stinky Feet with Our Very Popular Peppermint Foot Spray and Shoe Freshener - 4 OZ

u/twodiffthumbs · 2 pointsr/FigureSkating

I dont skate barefoot but I did have an unfortunate stink incident with my winter boots. I used this on my feet before wearing them and it seemed to work pretty well.

u/hometowngypsy · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I use these shoe deodorizer inserts:

And this is the spray:

I also use a powder on my feet / in my shoes in the heat of summer (I live in a super humid, super hot place) so I need all the help I can get. It has helped immensely. I used to have to actually trash shoes because they’d smell so bad, but with this method I can’t even tell I’ve worn them usually. And my closet smells amazing.

u/Lumeris · 2 pointsr/climbing

This works the best for me:

1 Most Effective Foot and Shoe...

u/KatsMeyow · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/TSC2 · 2 pointsr/tennis
u/IDGAF1203 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Its best to have a few pairs to rotate, so they will have time to fully dry between use.

But I have found no solution for wearing a full shoe and no socks. You sweat, they get wet, its a perfect mold and bacteria breeding ground. Periodically spraying something like this also helps.

u/lizzpop2003 · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Get some Anti-monkey Butt, sprinkle a little in his underwear. It works wonders!

u/CUMSUCKING_POZ_FAG · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Hey there, I had a similar problem for a loooong time. My balls smelled like fish food no matter what I did. Until, on a whim, I put this stuff on my balls, taint, and around the base of my penis for several days in a row. Got rid of the smell for several months, then when it came back I did another round of it and the smell was gone for good. It really works.

Note that the only ingredient in it is zinc oxide. You can get it much, much cheaper in bulk rather than packaged for this brand, for instance here It's toxic if you inhale it, and the powder is very fine, so be careful when you use it.

u/AsherTheFlasher · 2 pointsr/lifehack

"On your toes" foot powder did wonders for my husband. We had tried everything. This stuff actually kills the bacteria. It honestly works. I get it on Amazon. On Your Toes Foot Bactericide Powder - Eliminates Foot Odor for Six Months, 21 grams (One Pack)

u/melchella · 2 pointsr/Serverlife

Foot deodorant- I use this one and it helps the most Odor-Eaters Foot Spray Powder, 4 oz, Pack of 2

u/deadfermata · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Kinda. Foot powder exists.

Since smelly feet is caused by moisture, etc. Using this can help to minimize any issues with smell which in effect is a kind of 'deodorant.'

u/SlamsaStark · 2 pointsr/rollerderby

I alternate between spraying mine with gear spray (vodka, Febreeze, tea tree oil is my preferred blend) and using this foot powder:

I can't wear socks with my skates, so they used to smell TERRIBLE. Like, I couldn't stand to have them in the car with me, they only went in the trunk. Now, they're definitely smelly if you stick your nose up in them, but you can't smell them if you're just within a couple feet.

u/kasuchans · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I have super sweaty feet that my family can smell across the house. I started using this on my feet and idk how, but it drastically reduced the sweat, so a lot less smell, and gives it a bit of a minty scent. It might help.

u/obscuredreference · 2 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

Sounds like they’re good quality shoes and you were taking good care of them, that’s the way to go! :)

Make sure you pull them out of the closet from time to time and check if they’re not drying up, every six months or so. (Depending where you live.) Leather in storage doesn’t dry up as fast as when it’s being used (foot sweat etc.), but it does dry up, so a nice cool storage place and some occasional care helps avoid it.

As for the sperrys, have you tried baby powder or better, a shoe powder? With that kind of shoe, it’s a bit of an uphill battle, but it helps.

u/skinourishment · 2 pointsr/bouldering

Thanks /u/yousavvy for the shout-out of climbOn, much appreciated.

Op: for finger strength, you can purchase something like this to help. In the use of climbOn after you're done climbing wash your hands. Pack climbOn Bar into any flappers, rips, or tears and cover. Overnight put a thin layer all over your hand and cover with a sock. It will help you build nice strong healthy hands!

u/theholyllama · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/capulinflicker · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

Gold Bond now makes a spray. No mess, plus its easier to get into those hard to reach crevices. Your grundle will thank you

u/umdtoucla · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

sprinkle a little of this all around the inside of the shoe.

makes the shoe smell nice. makes your feet sweat less which makes the shoe less grimy which is why it smells.

u/Bignick73 · 2 pointsr/BarefootRunning

Sunlight as mentioned before. I use this stuff and it helps a lot, even spray my feet before going sock-less. Either way the stench is bacterial so you need some sort of antimicrobial treatment.

u/personal_failure · 2 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I highly recommend Gold Bond Spray Powder for underboob moisture control.

Just don't get the one that is supposed to be cooling because that shit burns.

u/RainbowSpectrum · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

spray powder summer is coming. We finally found some around here but it was methol flavored. That's not refreshing near your sensitive areas. That's all i am saying lol

I took a sip of something poison, but I'll hold on tight

Thanks for contest and the doctor shout out ;)

u/LittleCarrotLLC · 1 pointr/climbing

I had the same issue with my defys. I put them in the washing machine. The sent went away partially. Then I used this:

and this:

u/dangoodspeed · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I've only seen yellow ("original strength") and the green ("triple strength medicated"). This blue one ("Maximum strength medicated") is new to me! It says foot powder, but does anyone actually use it on their feet? Update: You can buy the blue on Amazon.

u/DronePirate · 1 pointr/golf

That's cool. Do you mean some medicated stuff for athletes foot or any type of foot spray like this stuff.

I've bought these stickers, and they do not leave any residue. I do peel them off right after I'm done with them though.

u/Kc2000 · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I use this deodorizing spray called 'Rocket Pure.' It's got strong minty scent to it and works wonders. I don't necessarily have a problem with my boots stinking, but my feet and my barefoot shoes were TERRIBLE, 2-3 sprays to the sole of the shoe or 1-2 per foot completely gets rid of the stinky foot smell for a few days, depending on your perspiration level.

Amazon Link

u/megustachef · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

I love this spray on powder. way less messy than starching yourself.

u/TheDuraMaters · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Watching with interest. Medication I’m on (sertraline) has made me generally sweatier, especially my feet. My trainers aren’t tooo bad as I only wear them at the gym and sometimes only wear socks there (for deadlifts/squats I prefer it).

I got some moisturiser absorbing bags you put in shoes after wearing and they help a bit with other footwear.

No Stink Sports Shoe Deodouriser Green

Like these but I got them in a $2 shop in Singapore when on holiday.

For every day shoes, I buy £4 black flats from Primark and replace regularly. More expensive ones don’t last any longer.

u/agent229 · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

This powder was all that worked for me: On Your Toes

It feels gross but does last a long time and works. Also, you don't use much at all, so one tube lasts a looong time.

u/Wforwumbo · 1 pointr/phish

This is the stuff to get, man. Sometimes if my shoes start smelling I'll hit them with a spray or two inside as well, or some gold bond foot powder.

My god this is starting to sound like an advert... But I swear, it works.

u/IndecisiveInsomniac · 1 pointr/TooAfraidToAsk

I bought this one.

I usually don’t have much knowledge on things like this, which results to me looking at reviews of other customers who bought it. Many people are pleased with what the powder accomplishes and so I bought it. It’s been pretty great on the feet, and you can sprinkle some inside your shoes as well. I do recommend rubbing some on your dry feet after a nice shower, and don’t forget in between the toes.

u/AlfalfaOneOne · 1 pointr/bouldering

On Your Toes bactericide works great. I've used regular foot powders and the like. On Your Toes is far superior. It doesn't last six months, like the label says (I think that's more meant for low-use shoes). For $15...DEFINITELY worth a try if you're on the fence.

u/Bjr34b · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Try the [Gold Bond Spray!] ( The only issue is that it does leave residue so it might not be so great for the pits. For all other crevasses though, its fantastic! I was in a wedding a few years back (St. Louis, mid-June, 11am outdoor ceremony), and I bought like 6 cans of the stuff for the bridal party and we used them all that day!

I have also heard that makeup setting spray is good for sweaty pit days. I don't have many makeup setting sprays so I cannot confirm, but its always worth looking into! Plus it might just be one of those things that is good to have around on the big day!

u/Its_bigC · 1 pointr/tifu

Usually 7 or 8 dollars at the grocery store

Gold Bond No Mess Spray Powder Fresh 7 oz.

u/Has_Question · 1 pointr/rickandmorty

I use Fresh scent but this is what I use. It's rly cool to the touch but DON'T spray too close or that coolness becomes like icy hot. Spray from a distance so it's more spread out.

u/ChefJoe98136 · 1 pointr/SeattleWA

Probably some bad monkey butt from bike riding.

Stock up on this meanie.

u/TKG8 · 1 pointr/streetwear

works fantastic and smells nice like tea tree mint not to overpowering and as far as the body powder it's gold bond body powder (the green bottle)

u/goldqueen · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

These finger strengtheners are a great gift for musicians (especially guitar and bass players) as they work each finger individually and also double as stress relievers:

u/OJPimps0n · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Try this stuff. It's a miracle what it eliminates and for how long. Three applications and you are good for nearly 6 months.

[on your toes](On Your Toes Foot Bactericide Powder - Eliminates Foot Odor for Six Months, 21 grams (One Pack)

u/katrinam42 · 1 pointr/etiquette

If it doesn't irritate your eczema you could try wearing some Gold Bond powder or powder spray on your feet every day. There are also Odor Eaters shoe insoles that help with the smell. There are tons of other foot odor products out there that could help. Just try some until you find something you like.

u/PurpleCoco · 1 pointr/cringepics
u/kalisisrising · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

On your toes powder.

On Your Toes Foot Bactericide...

u/cowsareverywhere · 1 pointr/Vive
u/Special_Kei · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Another chime in for foot powder This works pretty well

u/Eskaminagaga · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Nope, something like this. It is basically just baking soda, talcum powder, and herbs to smell fresh and reduce chafing. A friend of mine had a bad foot odor and it wasn't until he started using it that it went away.

u/Chevron · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Like this?

u/Cyberhwk · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

It's climate in my experience. I never experienced it in my entire life until I moved to the mid-west in March. I had to buy this stuff basically as soon as I moved here (though it's for ya balls as much as anything).

u/MisterMoosers · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

this has good reviews, just look around google and amazon for other options.

I think the people that make Fresh Balls(lotion that drys into a powder and stops swamp balls) make a foot version too.

u/crazeman · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

> them in the wash and currently letting them dry. The smell is definitely gone and there's no visible damage.
> Honestly I was planning on throwing them out and now it's like a new pair of shoes. Thanks for the tip!
> Just put an order in for a pair of those socks -- hopefully I'll be able to avoid the problem in the future.

My sperrys were getting pretty smelly so I was trying a bunch of deodorizers. The best one I tried so far is This one from Rocket Pure. The other ones I tried was one from Dr Scholls and the MFA recommended gold bond foot powder.

u/sushidrew · 1 pointr/bouldering

Thanks for your feedback! I just checked out this and I'll post some results here! I don't normally have stinky feet, but it's only after climbing where I always have to hit the shower immediately.

u/ArtThouFeelingItNow7 · 1 pointr/AirForce

"On Your Toes" powder from Amazon works amazingly well. My feet/boots stunk so bad until I discovered this bactericide powder. Most powders you purchase just attempt to cover the smell, but this one actually kills the bacteria.

u/iPodAddict181 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Gold Bond, seriously. But make sure to dust it out after use.

u/max_rey · 0 pointsr/MuayThai

I use all natural foot spray just after training. Basically a mix of essential oils that I am now going to make myself . Just get a spray bottle and add which hazel as the base , plus several drops of tea tree and peppermint oil or other anti fungal essential oils