~ The Product ~
Scholl are a well-known brand of foot care products and their product can be found in many stores including Boots, Supermarkets and pharmacies. The shoe spray with odour control is the only specialist foot care treatment with Neutra-Activ which is a unique neutralising system. The product is scientifically proven to be more effective in the treatment of show odours compared to other sprays which often mask the odour rather than eliminate it. Regular use of the product can help to protect shoes and to keep feet smelling clean and fresh. The product also has Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal agents which destroy the odour that causes bacteria and fungi in the shoe. I don't often suffer from sweaty shoes or feet, how-ever in the summer and very warm weather my feet do tend to sweat a little in shoes such as my trainers. I use a separate foot spray for my feet but also saw this show spray as well so decided to give this a go. The last thing I wanted was smelly trainers or shoes!
~ Price/Availability ~
I believe that this product has now changed slightly from when I first purchased it and the packaging is now slightly different. How-ever you can still buy this from Tesco from approximately £2.00 from a 100ml can. This product doesn't appear on the search results when typing it into boots website, how-ever they do have a slightly different Scholl product for your shoes.
~ Packaging ~
The shoe spray comes in a blue coloured spray can which has a blue coloured lid made of plastic. On the front of the can it states that the product has advanced protection to help keep shoes fresh and odour free. On the back of the can it gives you some information about the product and how it works. It also tells you how to use the product and gives you a list of ingredients and caution information. There are contact details should you have any questions or problems/comments about the product.
~ Using the product/Results ~
To use the product make sure you shake the can well before use. Spray into your shoes before and after use for the full effects of the spray. Allow the shoes to dry before putting them on. If you get any product onto any excess surfaces wipe off immediately with a cloth. I took the lid off of the can and spray a short burst into each of my trainers. I could see the mist slightly when I was spraying the product which was white in colour. The smell of the product is quite strong and smells a little powdery; how-ever I was willing to put up with this smell instead of smelly shoes. I waited for a few minutes before putting my shoes off and set off to work.
I work for approximately 7hrs per day but am in my shoes longer travelling to and from work which involves a fair bit of walking. My feet didn't feel very sweaty and because I had the sprayed the product into my shoes it made me feel as though I had fresh smelling feet. I came home in the evening and took my trainers off. There certainly wasn't a sweaty smell to my trainers and I could still smell the powder smell slightly which came from the spray when I first used the product. My black socks did have a little white on them form the spray; how-ever I was sure this would wash off easily in the washing machine. My feet didn't feel sweaty either and the scent of the product was actually on my feet as well as in the shoes. I sprayed my shoes again as recommended on the can and left them until the following morning when I would put them on again for another day at work.
~ Overall Opinion ~
The spray made my shoes smell fresh and it kept away any bad smells from my warm, slightly sweaty feet. Although the spray has a very strong powder like smell to it, the smell soon disappears and only a slight powder smell is then left in the shoe. For better protection I did spray the product in my shoes before putting them on and then after taking them off. The spray did make my shoes a little white, how-ever this washed off easily in the washing machine. If you spray the product in black shoes, you do need to be careful that it doesn't get on the shoe itself, especially if the shoe material is suede like. I sprayed this into my high heels which have a suede like material and some of the product when onto the shoes. This did come off easily with a damp cloth, how-ever its best to avoid this if you can. I think this is a great product and I have used it with and without the Scholl foot spray. I buy this product regularly and my boyfriend also uses this product as well as he often suffers from very sweaty feet during work in his trainers. I recommend this product to others if you can find it and I think the product deserves 4 out of 5 stars.
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Did you know that feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body? And that they can produce as much as half-a-pint of sweat a day! This is the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that thrive in warm, moist conditions. With the hot weather we've had this summer my feet have sweated quite a lot in my shoes, both the ones I wear during the day and my gym trainers. This has inevitably resulted in some unpleasant smells coming from my shoes, despite washing my feet morning and night and changing my (pop) socks! I spotted the Scholl Odour control spray on a recent shopping trip to Tesco and as Scholl is a reputable brand I decided to give it a go. This cost me £2.40 in Tesco but is currently on offer priced at £1.98 if you're looking to buy soon.
The spray comes in a 150ml can that is blue and white. According to the front of the can the spray gives advanced protection against smelly shoes. It contains Neutra Activ -a unique, patented neutralising system that has been scientifically proven to be more effective in the treatment of shoe odour. The protection lasts for 24hours and regular use can protect shoes. It has also proven anti bacterial and anti fungal agents destroy odour causing bacteria and fungi in the shoe leaving them fresh and odour free. I did think that was a lot to live up to but was willing to try!
To use I shook the can well, removed the lid and sprayed the inside of my shoes. This has quite a strong chemical smell that caught the back of my throat and left me spluttering! (Note to self: Next time hold the shoes at arms length before spraying (and in a well ventilated room)!) I waited a few minutes to allow the shoes to dry before slipping them on. Before I did so though I couldn't resist smelling the shoes to see if it had actually had any effect. To my surprise I couldn't actually smell anything! Not the spray and certainly not any unpleasantness.
To wear the shoes didn't feel any different either. There was no greasy residue and they didn't feel slippery. Having said that I did take care not to get the spray on the soles, and if you do manage to get some there it is best to wipe this off to avoid any nasty accidents!
Although the can says that the processes should be repeated once you've taken your shoes off I didn't remember. In fact the next time I felt I needed to use the spray was around a week later and this is despite wearing the same shoes to work everyday. So in my experience the effect lasts much longer that the 24hours, either that or my feet aren't as smelly as I thought. Overall I'm quite impressed and I shall be purchasing again!
Over the last couple of weeks we seem to have managed to stumble in to something called Summer. With the days being fairly warm unfortunately one thing I find comes hand in hand is hot and sweaty feet. This is fine if I'm in sandals or anything similar, However, a lot of the time I find myself in shoes which have leather inner soles, for work etc, meaning that the sweat and smell doesn't disappear very well and they can start to smell. Yes I could just wear socks or equivalent but its about the last thing you want to do in the heat!
This is where Scholl odour control shoe spray comes in as it has an advanced protection to keep your shoes 'fresh and odour free'. Scholl odour control contains Neuta-Activ which is apparently a unique neutralising system. This is meant to help eliminate the odour in your shoes (not just mask it) and destroys the bacteria and fungi in your shoes.A 150ml spray can (which looks exactly like the DooYoo picture) costs around £3.50 so it isn't exactly cheap! However, I find that the can lasts a fairly long time so it isn't terrible value for money.
To use you just need to shake the can and spray in your shoes, being careful not to get too much on the outside of your shoes as you'll have to wipe it off if you do! This can be done both before and after wearing. However, as my shoes never smell too terrible I just tend to use it beforehand. When spraying before hand you need to remember to let it dry before you wear your shoes or the product might not work properly, so this isn't something you can do just quickly before popping out.
The scent of the spray is fresh and isn't overly strong. The smell of the spray is actually quite neutral so you wont have any men complaining of shoes that smell of flowers! However, the smell does linger in the area you sprayed for a while after spraying. Though, this isn't particularly unpleasant. When I spray this in leather soled shoes I tend to find I have to wait at least ten minutes or so for them to dry, I don't find this too much of a pain as I tend to be organised if I know I want to use the spray. If you smell your shoes after you spray they smell ok and although it doesnt seem to get rid of all odours completely my shoes definitely smell more normal. I also think that the spray works well to stop odours coming back as when I take my shoes off after wearing I don't think they smell as bad as they normally would.
I would recommend this product as it does work well to get rid of any odours in your shoes and lasts for quite a long time. However, I would hunt around to find it on offer as it is quite expensive!
Scholl shoe spray is a must have for anyone with ... well, stinky feet (like me!!), who need to try to keep their foot-ware odour free.
My job involves me being on my feet most of the day, and I have dedicated work shoes provided by my employer, which do tend to get a bit smelly, and so unfortunately this smell is then transferred to my own trainers / shoes at the end of my shift each day, when I put my own shoes back on. This is where Scholl shoe spray comes into play.
The spray itself comes in a 150 ml pressurized spray bottle, which is blue and white in colour. According to the back of the bottle, this spray contains a 'Neutra-Activ' odour neutralising system in it, which basically means that it neutralises the odours rather than just providing a stronger alternative fragerance to cover up the odours.
The text on the bottle also claims that:
Regular use can help protect shoes.
Its Advanced dual action formula elimates shoe odour.
Keeps shoes fresh and odour free.
Proven anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents destroy odour causing bacteria and fungi in the shoe.
Directions for use are as follows:
Shake the can well before use.
Spray into shoes before and after use.
Allow shoes to dry before wearing.
Wipe off any spray from external surfaces imediately.
Therefore each time I change my foot-ware at work, I spray a small amount of the Scholl spray into the pair of shoes that I have just taken off, which allows the inside of those shoes a few hours to dry whilst I set about making the other pair of shoes pong again!
It only requires a small amount of spray into each shoe, probably 1-2 seconds of spraying, and that does the job. The smell of the spray is quite strong, so it is advisable to use this spray in a well ventillated area, and to leave the area, pretty much straight away, as the fumes can get on your chest a bit. Also the contents of the bottle are extremely flammable, so this should not be used near to any source of ignition.
The fragerance of the spray is quite a neutral smell, with a hint of bleach / cleaning agent, and slight perfume aroma to it.
I paid £3.79 for my bottle from Tesco's and that was about 2 months ago. I use the spray 2 times (one for each of my sets of shoes at work) per day, and there is still plenty in the bottle judging from the weight of it.
~~~ Overall opinion ~~~
This spray actually works! I have noticed a big difference in the smell of my shoes since using it. I used to open my locker up at work, and be presented with a whiff of smelly feet, which was embarrasing each time anyone would walk past my locker whilst it was open. Now however there is no obvious smell at all, and if I pick up the shoes, and have a good sniff of them, there are no horrible odours.
It is quite expensive, but lasts a while, and will enable you to put up with your older, hard working shoes for a lot longer, if used regularly.
This spray is also ideal for anyone who has a pair of trainers which they regularly work-out in at the gym etc.
Thanks for reading.
© l500589 2010
Say goodbye to smelly feet and shoes there is no chance of a bad odour with this product.
Thank heavens there is a way to stop chessy smelling shoes, it is about time that there was away to stop odour.
This spray has a netural smell whicj masks the odours coming out of the shoes. All you need to do is spray a small amount in your shoes and leave to dry before placing your feet in your shoes.
I would also recommed using the foot spray to, that way you really do distroy bad odours and you will not feel embaressed about taking your shoes off anymore.
The only down side to this product is, is that you ned to keep topping yopur shoes up with this spray and not forget because the moment you do not reapply the sray the odour will come back and all that hard work will be wasted and no good, and you do not want to be wsting money as this product is not the cheapest on the market.
With continued use and real persisstance, you will get great results and lush smelling shoes.
The spra comes in a blue bottle in 150mls which lasts a long time and will cost around £3.99 but it is worth having.
Living with 2 guys (my dad and teenage brother), you can imagine that the smell of dirty, icky shoes gets ever more present when they take their shoes off. This, as a female, i cannot stand! I knew that i'd have to try something or they just wouldn't care about it and wouldn't do anything to stop it.
I'd tried washing their shoes but it made little difference when they'd come back with them after one wear smelling exactly the same. When i saw this product in the supermarket i snapped it right up!
For around £3 for a 150ml bottle (that looks exactly like an underarm antiperspirant spray bottle), i think this product is definitely worth the buy. A few squirts in shoes before and after wearing helps keep them smelling better! I wouldn't say smelling 'nice', but it is definitely an improvement as i couldn't smell the nasty foot odour at all, just all the mud that they had brought in from playing football.
I also found this product useful.. When i wore flat, open 'dolly' shoes, my feet would get quite sticky and end up smelling too. One squirt of this product and my feet are happy wearing them all day with no horrible odour once removed.
You can't stop your feet (or theirs) from getting all sweaty, but you can definitely help ease the smell with the help of Scholl!
We tried this when my partner had a bout of athlete's foot and his shoes really stank. It was pretty unwelcoming coming into a house full of smelly shoes and trainers so we tried this as it seemed really reasonably priced and also because i have used other scholl foot products and been impressed. It comes in a spray can like a deodorant and you can buy them in most chemists and superstores. We sprayed it in the shoes and it does seem to take the edge off of the smell but to be honest i wouldn't say it totally eliminated it or neutralised it completely. It did make it bearable but perhaps it's something that should be used all the time before the smeel even develops in the shoe or trainers as i didn't feel it really got rid of it once the smell was there - perhaps prevention is better than cure so to speak.
I bought this shoe spray to deal with that horrible problem of stinky shoes lying around the house making the whole place smell a bit iffy. It's cost me £3.99 in Morrisons and this price is for a 150ml can.
It comes in an aerosol can just like a spray deodorant, with a pull off lid. The lid is a little too easy to get off so it does come off of it's own accord in bags etc. At the top of the can is the aerosol spray, which has a large button which you only have to depress a small amount to get the spray to work.
According to the back of the can this stuff has 'Neutra-Activ' odour neutralising system in it, which basically means that it neutralises odours rather than just covering them up. It's also antibacterial and anti-fungal, so it helps to protect your shoes.
Using it is simple, just shake the can and spray into your shoes. On the can it does say to spray it before and after wearing the use, but I only use it afterwards as the scent is rather strong and if I spray it before I wear them I can smell it for ages afterwards, and it's not a scent I really want to smell of!
As I've said already, the scent is strong, and whilst it's not unpleasant, it's not a perfumy smell. It's kind of an antibacterial cleanser crossed with pepperminty smell. Sorry for the rubbish description, but that's really the only way I can describe it! You don't need to use a lot and if you do spray even the tiniest bit too much you can tell as it practically chokes you. I'd suggest using it in a well ventilated area. Also try not to spray it from too close to the shoe or you'll end up with a big wet patch inside your shoe, which is not nice if you're going to be wearing them.
So, the important bit, does it work? Well yes it does. I use this on my work shoes which do get a bit whiffy as I'm on my feet all day sweating into them, and this definitely banishes all nasty niffs and keeps them fresh. I also use it on the hubby's trainers which you could smell through the whole house when he'd worn them for a workout, and it completely banishes the smell. Result!
Scholl Odour Control Shoe Spray is the only footcare treatment with Neutra-ActivTM, a unique, patented neutralising system / Scientifically proven to be more effective in the treatment of shoe odour than traditional sprays which mask the odour / Regular use can help protect shoes /