Here’s how to prolong the life of your shoes while protecting your feet from blisters and odor.
1. Dr. Scholls Odor Protection Insoles
The moisture wicking top layer keeps your feet cool and dry while activated charcoal and baking soda underneath neutralize odors. Replace every few months.
$11 available at drugstore.com
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2. Cold Spring Apothecary Foot Powder
Lightly sprinkle this fragrant powder in your shoes or socks each morning to reduce moisture and odor.
$14 available atcoldspringapothecary.com
3. Band-Aid Friction Block Stick
Blisters are born of excess friction. Rub this on heels and toes. You will be amazed at how much more comfortable your new shoes become. Bonus: it’s invisible and won’t stain your shoes or socks.
$6 available at pharmapacks.com
4. Mrs. Meyers Dryer Sheets
Put one in each shoe at the end of a long day or simply wear them instead of insoles.
$8 available at mrsmeyers.com
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5. Spenco 2nd Skin Blister Kit
Stash this at the office for emergencies.
$9 available at rei.com
6. Cedar Shoe Trees or Chips
Cedar is a natural odor neutralizer. These shoe inserts work overnight to reduce the stink you put into your shoes during the day.
shoe trees, $25, available at eastdane.com
cedar chip sachet, $20 for ten, available at etsy.com
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