SAVE ME FROM MY SON’S FEET! They smell like the small bear that died under our porch in May. (Which could’ve possibly been a large raccoon posing as a dead bear. Either way it was disgusting.)
At first, I thought it was the shoes. He has running shoes that he wears just in case an emergency marathon runs by and yells QUICK E! JOIN IN! WE NEED YOU!
They’d gotten wet AND he had worn them without socks. So after the couple at IHOP asked to be RESEATED because of the smell, I washed them. And they dried less-smelly. I required E to wear socks at all time to avoid anymore issues. I WON!
Until my son was on his way into Romp n’ Roll and took his shoes off. My first inclination was to ask if the camp was run by rotting zombie (which I imagine smells worse than regular zombie) because WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT SMELL? Me and my awful sense of smell (I would totally die in the wild) slowly recognized that I COULD SMELL HIS SOCKS FROM THREE FEET AWAY.
His feet are causing houseflies to die in mid-flight. They smell AFTER a bath. Not as bad. But not a good enough place to start either.
Scott vaguely remembers his own smelly tinger feet issues. I only had them with my Airwalks (mine were green) in high school. But the problem was solved by leaving my shoes outside. My feet were FINE.
So how do we de-stink E’s feet? Because, honestly, giving out clothespins to his fellow campers just seems wrong.
Answer that was no help at all but made me feel like my advice column is useful to more than just me (I think that’s called warm and fuzzy, but I’m not sure). mrs. notouching says: I’m no help here, just saving this post for future when my boy is here… because every little boy I know smells like cheese. True story.
Answer I’m totally going to do if only because it means buying something. And I like things. Angela says: My friend’s son had the same problem. You could smell his feet from a mile away. She swears by Geox shoes. They’re a little pricey but you can often get them on sale at Saxon and such. She swears it’s the only way to help combat his foot stank.
And Jess seconds: We love love love Geox shoes. Great fit and nearly impossible to wear out (3 kids have worn most of ours). I prefer Nordstrom to Saxon — friendly sales staff, calmer atmosphere, huge fish tank = WIN. Sure, they’re more expensive than Target shoes, but people seem to need to replace Target shoes because they fall apart. If you pay 3x the price but get 4x the wear AND can hand them down? Not more expensive after all.