Smelly trainers: Put them in the freezer to stop them smelling - is this a myth or does it work?

Discussion in 'General Running Discussions' started by Tennersee, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Tennersee

    Tennersee Regular Member

    I saw this advice on a running site and wondered if anyone had heard of it and maybe even tried it? Did it work?

    The theory seems to be that the cold kills the bacteria responsible for making them smell. I might get my friend to test them. He's not a runner but does have the most awful smelly trainers. :smile:
  2. TriTom

    TriTom Active Member

    I would get murdered in my sleep if I put my trainers in the freezer, I'm not a fan of washing them, certainly don't put them in the washing machine, at best I leave them outside to air off, doesn't always work though.
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  3. amasidlover

    amasidlover Active Member

    My feet are cold enough without going out in frozen trainers!!

    But seriously, my road shoes occasionally go in the washing machine and my trail shoes get hosed down (which doesn't do much for the temperature of my feet either to be fair...)
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  4. WiltshireWonder

    WiltshireWonder Active Member Staff Member

    So does the freezing thing work? Because that sounds amazing...
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