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NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training!
Q: My feet always stink after I run. How can I calm down this stench?
The culprit probably isn’t your feet—but your shoes. Try these home remedies to banish the odor:
- Keep fresh dryer sheets in your shoes between wears.
- If your shoes are sweaty or wet post-run, stuff them with newspapers to dry them out.
- Store your shoes in a place where they can air out.
- Whatever you do, never clean your shoes in the washing machine. This will break down the cushioning and structure and “age” the shoe. And who likes pre-mature aging? No one—not even running shoes.
Have a question for Coach Kigar? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @womensrunning with the hashtag #AsktheCoach .