Smelly Shoe Fix: Arm & Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray Review

No one likes a smelly pair of shoes. No one. 

And, let’s be clear, I’m not accusing you of having smelly shoes but, after awhile, even our most favoritest shoes start to smell. That’s reality — you wear them, you sweat in them, you put in all the work, they are finally broken in and then the shoes start to smell a little less than fresh. Am I right…?

I’ll be the first to admit my shoes do not smell like a flower garden, especially after a long run, race or how about a spin class [yuck!]. Let’s think about it, I bring my shoes through the trails [sometimes sink them in mud and other times fill them with dirt and dust], onto the dreadmill, and through the gym. They travel every day life too. When you add it all up — the mix of environmental elements [all the germs] and real life — the shoes are going to stink [some a little more than others].

My forever go to DIY hack has been to fill my shoes with dryer sheets. Yup, wasting all the dryer sheets on my shoes. It’s more of a cover up than anything else [shhh!]. So, when I stumbled upon the newest Arm & Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray, I was happy to give it a try. Worst case scenario, it wouldn’t live up to my standards and I’d return to wasting all of the dryer sheets again.

Let’s also be clear about one thing. This spray is to refresh and rejuveniate sneakers and gear. That means you should still clean your shoes too. I always spray my trail shoes out with a hose before putting them through the washer. And, then I let them air dry. But, when they aren’t covered in filth, dirt and mud and need a little sparkle, I’ve been spraying them with the Arm & Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray. You can’t wash the shoes every day now can you…?

And, so far, this stategic approach to shoe cleaning 101, has worked for me. I spray the shoes, let them set overnight, and by morning, they still hold a fresh scent. You don’t have to let them set over night, that’s just a personal choice and timing scenario. This doesn’t just apply to my shoes, it’s a family affair here – because if you want to know smelly feet and shoes, meet a child. Post camp day shoes – no bueno. Let’s just say the spray is much appreciated.

So, let’s talk about the stuff – what makes this Arm & Hammer Shoe Refresher Spray work:

  • ARM & HAMMER baking soda + sweat-activated, odor-eliminating moisture reducers = revolutionary technology [it even has a name: Fresh Guard Technology]
  • The odor is eliminated almost immediately and replaced with a fresh [not to be confused with overpowering] scent.
  • The bottle sprays in any direction. Win! Turn it upside down to spray directly into a shoe.
  • The product is safe for all shoes and gear.

So, that’s all the chat on smelly shoes [I definitely didn’t see myself writting about this ever, but here I am]. Make sure to check out my Instagram post too for your chance to win a bottle of the spray.



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