By: randosteve|Posted on: March 6, 2012|Posted in: Gear, Humor | 26 comments

It’s that time of year again. The temperature is starting to rise (oh nooooo…) and your feet sweat like no one’s business when they are stuffed inside your thick and warm ski boot liners all day. I use thin synthetic socks when I ski, and they hold plenty of wrank foot odor on their own. But, at the end of the day, the stink inevitably ends up deeply embedded in my liners as well, which don’t end up getting tossed into the washing machine after each use. The smell can get very bad, sometimes….even quite embarrassing.

The past couple of years though, I’ve been keeping a bottle of Febreze anti-microbial spray handy, near where I store and dry my boots, and it really seems to help keep them from really taking off in the stink department. A couple shots in each liner when I take them off…maybe another when I put the liners back in the shells after drying…seems to do the trick.  I used to put my liners in the sun for a long time, theorizing that the UV rays would kill some of the bacteria.  It may have, but the smell would reactive with each use.  I can tell you, the Febreze method works WAY better!