Shoes were invented to save human feet. But due to bad airflow and prolonged usage, people may develop sweaty feet.
As an outcome, shoes eventually harbor bacteria and fungus, which can cause shoe odor and feet.
Besides redesigning shoes to promote airflow inside them, firms have developed specialized insoles to solve these general issues.
Types of Shoe Insoles
Activated Carbon or Charcoal Insoles
One of the most famous and highly marketed types is the insole having activated charcoal particles.
If there is a charcoal sock, there is also a charcoal insole.
Charcoal has been a very old deodorizer and filtering material.
Activated charcoal is the better version. The charcoal is temperature treated to spread it and make millions of micro-pockets.
Activated charcoal works like a sponge that can abort liquid particles.
But aside from absorbing moisture, this unique charcoal can absorb gas particles, mainly the odor-causing parts.
Ultra Absorbent Insoles
Feet smell is largely caused by extreme sweating, so it is vital to eliminate moisture instantly.
There are ultra-absorbent insoles that can take care of this job.
These insoles’ surfaces are made by felting little cotton fibers similar to the surface of a towel except that it is done on a micro-scale.
And similar to towels, you could trust these insoles to absorb the sweat generated by the feet.
Cedarwood has natural antibacterial and antifungal features, so it is best to inhibit these smell-causing microorganisms.
The cedar wood used in insoles is skinny and flexible, making it still relax to wear and use.
They are designed to soften and conform to the shoe’s sole and your feet upon first wear.
Charcoal and other smell eaters have restricted absorption capability of odors.