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    Default XtraTuf Boots - Odor controll

    Ok folks.. I know someone on here or their spouse has figured out a way to remove the odor from the inside of their XtraTuf boots...

    I have a pair of the old/original Tufs that I bought in 2005 and this year they are becoming unbearable. I have started doing more mutli-day trips and I think that may be the culprit. Yes I change socks on a daily basis while on multi-day trips.

    I have tried spray disinfectants, medicated foot powder, Febreze, replaced insoles... and I am still losing ground on this issue.
    I have contemplated filling them with a soap/bleach/water solution and letting them sit for a few days between trips.

    I would like to get a few more years out of them before I replace... Any thoughts?
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    This reminds me of a song, here's part of the lyrics...

    This has to be the disease for you
    Now scientists call this disease
    Bromidrosis
    But us regular folks
    Who might wear tennis shoes
    Or an occasional python boot
    Know this exquisite little inconvenience
    By the name of:
    STINK FOOT
    Y'know, my python boot was too tight
    I couldn't get it off last night
    A week went by, an' now it's July
    I finally got it off
    An' my girl-friend cried
    "You got STINK FOOT!
    STINK FOOT, darlin'
    Your STINK FOOT puts a hurt on my nose!
    STINK FOOT! STINK FOOT! I ain't lyin',
    Can you rinse it off, d'you suppose?"
    "Grin and Bear It"

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    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    You could try filling them with Borax between trips, that may help, as it is an odor reducer/eliminator.
    "Grin and Bear It"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKArcher View Post
    Ok folks.. I know someone on here or their spouse has figured out a way to remove the odor from the inside of their XtraTuf boots...

    I have a pair of the old/original Tufs that I bought in 2005 and this year they are becoming unbearable. I have started doing more mutli-day trips and I think that may be the culprit. Yes I change socks on a daily basis while on multi-day trips.

    I have tried spray disinfectants, medicated foot powder, Febreze, replaced insoles... and I am still losing ground on this issue.
    I have contemplated filling them with a soap/bleach/water solution and letting them sit for a few days between trips.

    I would like to get a few more years out of them before I replace... Any thoughts?
    I just bought a pair so I know nothing but stink is an eventual present I'll deal with. Have you tried peroxide? I've used that on fleece lined boots as well as thinsulate boots.

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    Just found a link that suggests to freeze them as it kills the bacteria that causes stench... so I will try that for a few days and see how that works!

    Will report back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tearbear View Post
    This reminds me of a song, here's part of the lyrics...

    This has to be the disease for you
    Now scientists call this disease
    Bromidrosis
    But us regular folks
    Who might wear tennis shoes
    Or an occasional python boot
    Know this exquisite little inconvenience
    By the name of:
    STINK FOOT
    Y'know, my python boot was too tight
    I couldn't get it off last night
    A week went by, an' now it's July
    I finally got it off
    An' my girl-friend cried
    "You got STINK FOOT!
    STINK FOOT, darlin'
    Your STINK FOOT puts a hurt on my nose!
    STINK FOOT! STINK FOOT! I ain't lyin',
    Can you rinse it off, d'you suppose?"
    I can't imagine how bad the boots stink on the boys that work on commercial boats !
    When all else fails...ask your old-man.


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    To kill the odor that's there, use a baking soda/water mix- slosh around, pour out, allow to dry.

    For future, use cedar shoe trees in between uses- they smell nice and absorb moisture. You can pick them up for <$20 on Amazon, or for a little more at Boot Country on old seward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKArcher View Post
    Just found a link that suggests to freeze them as it kills the bacteria that causes stench... so I will try that for a few days and see how that works!

    Will report back
    I think I'd try the bleach/water mix first before doing anything else......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I think I'd try the bleach/water mix first before doing anything else......
    Me too.


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    Once you get the smell out. Try a boot dryer after each use, to keep down the moisture

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