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Author Topic: Eliminate boot odors?  (Read 108 times)

Offline mkaiser

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Eliminate boot odors?
« on: April 13, 2019, 07:35:14 PM »
Any suggestions on what to use to eliminate odors both inside and out on hunting boots? 
« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 07:53:39 PM by mkaiser »
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Re: Eliminate boot odors?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 09:02:13 PM »
inside I use dead down wind foot powder.

outside, I use rubber boots. use will wear off the rubber smell. I don't think deer mind rubber smell. I DO think they hate leather smell

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Re: Eliminate boot odors?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 08:32:10 AM »
Welcome to the forum fellow Oklahoman.  If they are new boots, I think it is best to wear them everywhere for a while (mowing, yard work, etc.).  I've also tried rubbing dirt on them to mask any odors.

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Re: Eliminate boot odors?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 09:50:18 AM »
Use an ozone generator.  You can buy one on line.  I bought one at Amazon.  It will eliminate the odor.  Its not something you want to breath but put your boots in a box with an ozone generator for a few minutes and the odor will be gone.  This is just like the Ozonics brand equipment that is being sold in hunting stores but at a fraction of the price.
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Re: Eliminate boot odors?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 10:16:07 AM »
One cheap and useful thing to do (you guys know me, I'm the cheapest of the cheap) is to get those boots out in the sunshine.  I sprinkle the inside liberally with baking soda and on a bright sunny day leave them out on the sidewalk/driveway.  I'll turn them around/flip them over to make sure all sides get good exposure.  Wearing them outside for lawn work etc is good too, but try to steer clear from gasoline & oil (I try not to wear mine in the shop, ever) as those odors tend to stick around for a long time.  Ozone generator is definitely going to remove odors, but not something everyone has.

Like Yari, I try to avoid leather - seems to absorb sweat/odors and is hard to get that back out.  Besides that, leather tends to have its own smell and that's not natural in the woods.  In hunting season I use home-made scent removal spray before & after the hunt (combination of baking soda/water/hydrogen peroxide, recipes all over on the web) and on my way out to the stand will try to stomp in any piles of doe droppings, walnut hulls, etc to collect some natural odors which might offset whatever else I have on them.
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Re: Eliminate boot odors?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 01:15:39 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.
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