Johnson’s Challenge: Baby Powder in my shoes!

There is a reason why my running shoes are making an appearance on Clumps. Just give me a second to explain. Okay, so remember I was tellin’ y’all that I was participating in the Johnson’s Challenge? Wellll…I’ve been coming up with alternative ways (in addition to stealing some of the great ones in the comments ;)) to use the baby powder, lotion, gel and and body wash.

And how to my stinky shoes come in to play? Hit the jump to see!

Random facts about my kicks…

1. I got them from the Track Shack here in Orlando.
2. These shoes are ONLY for running and working out.
3. They were fitted just for me and all of my issues. Issues include flat feet, shin splints and running on concrete.
4. Although you’re supposed to change shoes every 6 months or so, I can’t bear to part with these. I feel like Flo Jo when I run in them.
4. I love them.

What I DON’T love about my shoes is how funky they can be after a run. I’m not embarrassed by it either. Our feet sweat, it stinks…that’s life, right? I never thought much about it until a reader suggested that I knock the funk out with Johnson’s Baby Powder.

Fer reals? Why didn’t I think of this? I should have known. A few sprinkles of Baby Powder in my shoes after every work out and run…

…and the kicks aren’t so fun-kay anymore. I can dig it!

Anyone else think about sprinkling Baby Powder in their shoes? Don’t give me that look. I KNOW I’m not the only one with less than pleasant smelling shoes. Be honest, babes… 8)

  • Wow, I can’t believe you never tried that before. I also add a little powder to my socks too before I put them on.

    • Brittany

      I knowww, I’m so late.

  • Dr. Scholls has a baby powder spray too that I love, great for the summer time sandals and doesn’t leave the caked up powder in the shoe.

  • I have used powder, but I mostly use baking soda.

  • Amanda

    I actually put bounce dryer sheets in my running shoes.. works fine for me. i never thought about baby powder but i like my bounce lol

  • ha ha thankfully i do not have that problem.I swear lol But that’s a great tip putting baby powder i will make sure to pass this tip go my cousin who by the way has horrible smelly stinky feet. 😀

    • Brittany

      You get “Cousin of the Year” award. LOL!

  • Stacy

    Oh I have definitely done that before!

  • Cinnie

    You can pure plain cornstarch in, too. Only problem is that if you keep putting powder or cornstarch in, eventually it builds up and you have foot-sweat-scented grey powder. Gack.

    • Brittany

      Ewwie, sweat-scented grey powder. I usually dump my powder out before I stick my feet in the shoes. I hope that helps!