A few techniques have been created throughout the years to keep shoes from smelling. These methods depend on the scent absorbing abilities of different shoes and materials to get smells out of shoes. This typically kills off the odor for a couple days in any case. Shoe smell is a repeating issue that will continue returning as microbes keep on eating the sweat and creating waste. These strategies must be reapplied all the time as the awful stench returns.

Call them urban legends if you wish, however the aforementioned strategies really do work, despite the fact that some seem somewhat strange.