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What Are Odour Insoles?

25 November 2015  |  John

Everyone's feet smell, it's a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you have to stand for it. If your feet are not quite an olfactory treat, an insole can make life so much sweeter. Odour insoles come in all shapes and sizes, from the multi-talented  condition-countering Superfeet High Heel Insoles, to the stench-stopping Pedag Deo Fresh Insoles. Not only does a simple addition like an anti-odour insole keep shoes fresh, they help keep feet dry by absorbing the moisture that causes any unwanted smells, so heels and toes remain happy and healthy too.

What Causes Odour?

Odour in shoes is most commonly caused by sweaty feet. Trapped in your shoes, the sweat has no where to go but be absorbed by your shoe bed, where the warmth gives bacteria a perfect place to fester. Your feet produce about a pint of sweat per day, that's more than enough for bacteria to feed on and make your shoes a less than fragrant place for feet.

The front part of the foot produces the most sweat, so it’s usually where the smell is most prominent. In fact, wearing socks can contribute to foot odour, as it can cause the hairs on feet to become trapped, giving the bacteria more surface area to thrive on, creating more isovaleric acid (the cause of the bad smell) and making the foot odour stronger.

Some foot conditions can also cause foot odour. For example, athlete’s foot is a condition where fungus on the foot grows out of control, and can smell quite unpleasant. The key to this is to keep feet dry and fresh, and the key to that is to invest in a good insole. Insoles that conquer odour and free your feet from stench don't need to cost the earth, in fact plenty of them use earth's own ingredients to make their smell-cancelling magic work.

Mother (Nature) Nose Best

From the charcoal lined insoles to the cedar wood Zederna Insoles sometimes going back to basics is the best way to get feet back to freshness. Our insoles all feature fantastic value for money, high quality build and of course, the promise that your feet will feel better! 

Of course the reason our feet smell in the first place is because nature can sometimes be over-zealous, it's natural to sweat, but it's natural to not want your feet to sweat to the point that they cause embarrassing odour. So how about we keep the good - natural gait, healthy alignment, protective cushioning - and get rid of the bad - excess sweat and dampness - and find the perfect insole? If moisture-wicking is what you're after, you'll be spoilt for choice on our online store!

Try the Sole Softec Response Insoles, for low sweat and high comfort from your feet, or the Sorbothane Double Strike Insoles, to strike a blow to the bacteria causing bad smells. 

If you’re interested in getting your hands on some odour insoles, head on over to Shoe Insoles and check out our range of Odour Insoles.

Pedag Sheepskin Leather Full Insoles

Pedag Sheepskin Leather Full Insoles

  • Genuine full-length sheepskin leather shoe insoles
  • The perfect blend of comfort, luxury and practicality
  • Ideal for dress and smart occasion shoes
  • Charcoal infused leather is highly breathable and fresh
Pedag Viva Runner's Knee Insoles

Pedag Viva Runner's Knee Insoles

  • Viva insoles designed for running shoes
  • Features micro-air chambers to reduce impact
  • Designed to counteract runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Available in 13 sizes and suitable for both men and women
Zederna Original Natural Cedarsoles Insoles for Sweaty Feet

Zederna Original Natural Cedarsoles Insoles for Sweaty Feet

  • Ultra thin natural cedar wood insoles for sweaty feet
  • Ideal for most shoes, with or without socks, on anyone who has sweaty feet
  • Moisture absorbing and antibacterial for reducing foot odour and bad smells
  • Naturally shoe deodorising for a pleasant cedar scene

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