Westbank, British Columbia

Expensive & stink love the shoe but a money grab as there is no cleaning them!

Just ordered two more pairs this afternoon & then went on line as to how to clean my 8 week old ones as they stink! Had I known there is no way of getting rid of the smell, I would never of ordered more!

I am 58 & have never had smelly feet. I work as a care aide for old folk & I thought these were great, light weight, dry fast as I shower a lot of folks.

Wish I read reviews before I ordered more.

I can see this company going down fast unless they fix the smell problem. To bad, a nice shoe apart from that.

Product or Service Mentioned: Skechers Shoes.

Reason of review: Not as described.

Monetary Loss: $80.

Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.

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Yep, son works in Restaurant biz and he has gone through 2 pairs of Sketcher's that stink like cat urine. I have seen posts dating back to 2008 = Sketch's stink like cat urine, shame on Sketch's for praying on these hard working people! #Sketchersstinklikecatpiss


After washing and washing, unsuccessfully, I think I figured out how to get this terrible cat-piss stink out of my shoes: I left them overnight in a bath of water with about a half-box of baking soda. So far, so good. I'll report back once they're dry.


I used to do marathon running and played league badminton, and never in my life did I have smelly feet - until I bought a pair of black Skechers for work with memory foam insoles. After just two hours in an office, there was this horrible smell which just got worse, I thought there was a dead rodent decomposing nearby!

Anyway, it was down to the insoles and after just one day I couldn't wear them for work anymore, and had to make excuses in order to wear Adidas trainers, which had old fashioned, non smelly insoles with arch supports. I still have the Skechers and have ripped the memory foam insoles out and put old trainer insoles which have got rid of the smell. I also bought a pair of Puma trainers last year which were incredibly comfortable - but stank after an hour or so. They had memory foam insoles as well and I couldn't get them out until today, when I put them in the washing machine on a hot setting for 90 minutes.

The shoes smell fantastic, but the memory foam insoles which I was able to remove still stink - unbvelievable! I think that someone is really pushing Memory Foam insoles to many major manufacturers, and they are totally ignoring complaints.


I am constantly throwing away shoes with memory foam insoles, They smell so bad after they get wet! Any solutions? I need the foam, can't wear hard or flat ones!


I bought sketchers from USA and wore them daily, they did not smell. I moved back to UK and bought sketchers here.

My goodness, the first time I wore them I had to put them outside they smelled so bad. Never buying them again.


I got the same issue, I cant believe they keep ripping people off. I want my money back


You people are all so stupid. Some shoes will make your feel sweat more and depending on the material, the stink will be even more so.

Foot odor/bacteria will make your shoes smell! Get over it dummies!


It is your feet dear. Your feet will sweat and the bacteria stinks...

How could you not know this?

There is nothing you can do about it if you want to wear them in the summer time. You have to remember what the shoes are made out of and what types of socks you wear, etc..

to Tom #1524404

agreed with Tom. Some shoe materials help facilitate your feet overheating, sweating, etc.. These are great shoes however!


Just spoke with Skechers customer dept at headquarters and they suggested activated charcoal sold at pet stores. Put in a bag w shoes overnight.

I'm going to try this but it's ridiculous to have to do this w expensive shoes. Also they said product development was working on it..hmmm we shall see


I too have the same problem, I'm 27 and wear them for work I don't suffer from smelly feet at all until day 3 of wearing go walks now they are absolutely vile I'm washing them all the time. First pair I've ever bought and I won't be buying again absolutely shocking!


Both my daughters 9 & 11 have had the putrid smell issue with them and multiple pairs. We call them stinkers now instead of sketchers.

We have tried everything to rid the smell .

Nothing would work. If someone has a fix please let us know

to RN #1481113

Wash and dry the shoes then Coat the insole with Gillette cool wave antiperspirant let it dry before wearing works great. If you notice the smell beginning again react the Gillette application


I've had my sketcher sandals for2-3 wks now, this is my 2nd pair. The first I got on sale approximately 3-4 years ago and definitely noticed the smell-thought it was my feet, never a prob b4.

I had hoped this issue had been resolved but it isn't. A bit disappointed as I do like the shoe, not sure I'll buy any in future


I have the same problem. I have had sketchers for years and never had the problem this bad.

Mine started with new yoga mat ballet slipper style. The small so bad it’s embarrassing. Same thing you can smell as you walk.

I wash them regular, but the smell will come back very fast. I’ve never had a problem with smelly feet before thought it was just me.


I threw away a relatively new pair of my Sketchers because the smell was unbearable. I just put on my brand new pair today and within hours the smell returned. Waste of my money.


I thought it was just me. I can smell them while I walk.

Please do something.

My slip ons my work shoes. They all stink.


Have the same issue with my daughters shoes. It is the memory foam.

No stink issues with other shoes just Skechers with memory foam. All this time I thought it was her feet but it is not! I have read many online complaints about the "Skechers smell".

My son has Fila with memory foam comfort cushioned insoles and they do not smell.

Her shoes are going into the garage. I am buying her new shoes and they will not be Skechers.


I have the exact same problem, and only with the Sketchers. These are the only such shoes I have, I wear them with no socks, I LOVE the fit.

But these shoes, and ONLY these shoes, STINK. I have Bobs, and Toms, and other canvas slip-ons I wear with no socks, but ONLY THE SKETCHERS stink. I have taken out the Sketchers insole, and put in another insole (Protolus, that I also have in other shoes), and STILL the Sketchers stink... so is it the outer soft material, or the rubber sole?

I have slip-ons from China that STINK (even before worn!), so I'm thinking it's cheap foreign material that is the culprit. My husband has had hiking sandals that stink (had to be thrown away... NOTHING got rid of the stink), and those were the only shoes that gave him this problem. So unlike the one commenter Sam who said (unhelpfully) 'its your feet', I think it's some cheap sole or upper component.

PS... I have washed mine in the washing machine, in a mesh bag, on hot, good detergent, and with Fabreeze... still stink. I have worn them WITH socks...

still stink (but at least my feet smell so much, after removing the shoes/socks).

I really love the fit of these, and continue to wear them around the house, but avoid wearing them in public where anyone else might notice. FIX THIS PROBLEM SKETCHERS!!

Buffalo, New York, United States #1251437

Ive had mine for a year, wear them every day and they dont stink. Its your feet!

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