“ Brand: Kiwi / Type: Shoe spray „
My husband has stinky feet; I just wanted to clear that up so you didn't think it was me! They're not too bad through winter (when his feet are cold), but come summer with the heat, or spring/autumn with the rain, and I start to wish for a cold, just so I don't have to suffer the stench for a moment longer.
After the rain, when his shoes/trainers get wet it is especially bad, and when he removes his shoes and walks through the house, I'm constantly visualising a gross, smelly, invisible trail of size 9 footprints leading away from the shoes. There are also moments when we are sitting on the sofa watching TV, cuddling, and all of a sudden I will get a wotsitsy-stilton armour waft right by me because he has moved a foot. The poor guy is often sent to the bathroom to wash his feet, and put on a fresh pair of socks, and I am guilty of making him sit still to prevent disturbing the smell. It's a lot like how you don't smell dog poo until you've stepped in it, and then it's all you can smell!
Now that you have an idea of how smelly the feet thing is, you'll be able to understand how good I think this product is. We've bought lots of the Scholl and Odour Eaters products. The sprays and insoles didn't work very well and we even tried the little balls that you leave in shoes. They were a big no-no, because the only thing they seem to do was cause accidents. They somehow always ended up rolling around the floor like marbles that we only noticed somewhere between mid-slip and hitting the laminate flooring. After this I gave up on buying expensive foot odour products that had no lasting effect, and it was my mother in law that gave us the Kiwi shoe fresh spray. It was one of those moments when I joked about what my husband would like for his birthday, she took it seriously, and he got it, you know the times.
The spray costs about £3.75 for 100ml at Tesco. 100ml didn't look like much to me, but it went a long way. I packed the spray when we went abroad for a fortnight, and it was a lifesaver. We went to a hot place, so my husband's feet were plenty sweaty, and we did a lot of walking, so even his shoes were repulsed by his feet. I used the spray on the first night and I was pleasantly surprised. It didn't have an overpowering smell, but a fresh scent that got rid of the odour rather than masking it. I hate it when you use a spray to get rid of a nasty smell, and when it doesn't work you're left with a sickly fragrance mixed with the original offending smell. The Kiwi spray didn't do that, it also didn't have that horrid aerosol gust that catches in your throat. It did have mist when you sprayed it, but it stayed in the shoe.
The spray we had, had a duel application, so you put it in the shoe, press down on the end, and spray comes out from two opposite sides. It goes to the heel, and all the way to the end, where the toes are. I think this is much more effective than spraying a regular spray in the shoe yourself, hoping you don't miss a bit. It says that it lasts (is active) for 48 hours, and it does. Even when the smell of the product has disappeared, you are not left with the original odour, but a freshness. Not quite like a new shoe smell, but at least like a pair of shoes you haven't worn that often.
My husband's shoes stayed fresh the entire time we were away, and I even used it a bit in mine to freshen them up, then when we got home, I used the spray all of autumn and winter. I used Kiwi in his walking boots, wellys, dog walking trainers, his cycling shoes and any other shoe I could get my hands on. Even the worst shoes that I had washed, or left in the garden to 'air', had been given a new lease of life with this Kiwi spray. It made my porch, and coat cupboard smell fresh, instead of smelling damp (or cheesy) from all the wet shoes. I really recommend this odour spray, and look forward to trying other products from this manufacturer. Five stars.
We have a tray of shoes by our front door as I try to encourage the other half and the children to remove shoes before walking through the house, I noticed the hallway was getting a little bit smelly and realised that the smell was coming from all of the shoes and so when I was shopping in my local Asda I picked up this product.
The products costs around £3.50 for 100ml which I think is quite cheap as it does do the job and it does last well too, like I say I got it from Asda but i have also seen it in Tesco and in chemists.
The product comes in a mainly white and blue tin, the tin stands unside down so that the product is asquirted from the bottm and the squirter is plastic. On the front of the product there is the company name and the fact they have been going since 1906 along with a picture of some legs with shoes on and a little circle stating active for 48hours.
On the back of the tin is the following statement " neutralises unplesant odours and provides heel to toe freshness, the special formula is active for up to 48 hours" The directions for using the product are to shake well with the dispenser pointing down, turn the dipenser to the left to open, place into shoe with the larger dispenser (there are two openings on the dispenser one large and one small) pointing towards the toe end of the shoe and press down to dispense the product for one second.
I fidn that the dispenser is pretty powerful and will dispense quite a lot of product within a second, you have a sort of billow of product coming from the shoe ionce pressed. The product smells nice and fresh and i find it freshens the shoes up really well. The product states it will last for 48 hours but I find it is actually better than that as the smell it gives the shoes lasts for about the time promised however it takes another couple of days before the shoes start to smell again. No one in my house has got really bad smelling feet so using this about once a week keeps our shoes smelling fresh and the hallway smelling nice. I find a tin of this product lasts me about 2 months so the value is pretty good too.