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  • #571354
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    it smells like something crawled into my boots and died. they are only a couple months old. kinda bummed.

    just looking for a “fresh” idea.

    have used lysol – but now it just smells like lysol and death.

    #615176
    bcrider
    4150 Posts
    #615177
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    You might try vapor barrier socks, such as these. I always rock them in cold weather and on multi-day trips as they keep my liners and wool sock layer nice and dry. Not everyone likes using VB, but I will never go without them. If you opt for this approach I suggest applying anti-perspirant to your feet roughly bi-weekly during peak season or 1 week before a big multi-day outing. The RBH socks are quite durable, I will finally have to replace mine this year after 3+ years of service. My :twocents:

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #615178
    sketchyT
    280 Posts

    I was having the same problem until I bought a boot dryer with air circulation. It plugs into the outlet in the back of my truck. When I’m done riding I plug my boots in and they are dry before I get home. I’ve been doing it this way for the past year and I haven’t had any smell. I’ll plug my boots in on the way up too to prewarmed my boots. Normally I have to retighten my boots after they warm up.

    #615179
    schwalbster
    321 Posts

    I met this real nice couple at the Sacred Craft Surf Expo and they make these two neat little products. It’s basically also an odor elimator spray, but it’s all natural and green and there are several reason why it works better.
    Initially they made a surf booty spray because of the nasty stink of their own bootys, but they also have a gear spray now (it’s not on the website yet). http://www.booty-fresh.com
    I bought a bottle and it really works!
    I’ll bring it and you can try it on the next trip.
    That’s after the fact, otherwise I second sketchyT’s advise.

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

    #615180
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    yum…

    yeah, my brand new slx boots are also starting to stink. i think it’s cause i’m using them so much now that it’s mid-season.

    fyi, like many riders i usually pull my liners and footbeds out at night which def helps, but i have to admit i’ve been slacking lately. guess i need to stay on it, or else deal w/ the STANK.

    thinking i might kick down and buy a boot drier too, sounds like a good investment, especially for new $500 boots.

    good luck.

    #615181
    snowsnake
    21 Posts

    One of my two plank buds had the most foul pair of boots in the north. After skiing we demanded he put them into a sealed plastic bag, then into a rubbermaid bin for the drive home. When said bin was opened, the stank hit you like a wall. Rotten. You could taste it. He had his liners professionally de-loused, this only removed the staff, not the stench. As a last resort, he took them to the car wash, put some dish soap in them and sprayed $10 worth of high pressure through them. Amazingly good results. Now that we have convinced him to wear socks, he is now allowed back in the car pool. Don’t be this guy, just wear socks and dry your liners, keep your friends.

    #615182
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Thank you for asking this question the week after joining me on a road trip. I really appreciate that.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #615183
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    As long as you keep it out of your ovaries, talcum powder works well. They say it gives you cancer, but then again so does everything else.

    I put a bit in my liners every few days of going out. Supposedly it makes you sweat less, but i’m not sure why it works.

    Cheers

    #615184
    refried
    93 Posts

    The other day while driving up to Baker I put my boots near the heater to warm them up since they had been sitting in the back of the car for about a week and worn several times during that time without drying them out. Several minutes later I was hit with a horrible smell (much worse than my Chacos or river booties have ever gotten) and thought I’d have to retire my boots even though they are only a few months old. Then I realized I was driving past a farm and they were feeding cows silage on the left and spreading manure on the right, It wasn’t my boots. :bananas:

    #615185
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    Tea tree oil. Available in a powder, or a liquid you can put in a spray bottle. Or you can just be a real man and have smelly boots. 😀

    #615186
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    ride faster so you can’t smell them

    #615187
    ski_dude
    3 Posts

    @snowsnake wrote:

    One of my two plank buds had the most foul pair of boots in the north. After skiing we demanded he put them into a sealed plastic bag, then into a rubbermaid bin for the drive home. When said bin was opened, the stank hit you like a wall. Rotten. You could taste it. He had his liners professionally de-loused, this only removed the staff, not the stench. As a last resort, he took them to the car wash, put some dish soap in them and sprayed $10 worth of high pressure through them. Amazingly good results. Now that we have convinced him to wear socks, he is now allowed back in the car pool. Don’t be this guy, just wear socks and dry your liners, keep your friends.

    Nice story, so this guy went barefoot in his ski boots? How many people actually do this?

    #615188
    refried
    93 Posts

    One of my friends never wears socks with his snowboard boots, He says it gives him more control. I tried it but it was too hard to get my boots off after riding.

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