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I don't write reviews very often. In fact, this might be my first Amazon review. (I don't recall doing another but I'm too lazy to confirm.) I felt it necessary to write this, though, because these two little satchels of wizardry work incredibly well.
I own two different pairs of Columbia PFG boat shoes. Originally I bought just one to wear while boating and fishing. I quickly discovered them to be one of the most comfortable and versatile pairs of shoes out there, but they were getting wet and muddy and nasty, and the smell coming off of them after a day on the water was horrible. So bad, in fact, that I ended up buying another pair to wear out and about when NOT boating -- I sure as heck couldn't go to a restaurant with Fukushima brewing between my toes.
My new, non-boating pair of boat shoes were welcome in the house, but the boating pair of boat shoes were relegated to the garage. As an arachnophobe, this freaked me the hell out; the shoes were filled with little baby spiders, and I sure didn't want to mess with the kind of mutant creature could survive the choking aroma of wet boat feet radiating out of those shoes. So, I bought my first set of NonScents about two months ago. My expectations were meh.
They worked incredibly well. So well, in fact, that I just purchased my second pair of NonScents because the non-boating pair of boat shoes started to stink a bit thanks to sockless wear during the hot South Carolina summer. And they worked well on those, too. My shoes are kept in the house again.
I do NOT know how long the effects of the NonScents will last. I am about two months in on the older set. However, what I DO know is that I will buy another pair as soon as the ones I have need replacement. In the meantime, if the developers need me for product demonstration purposes--think about a convention hall full of people saying, "well, if they could help THAT guy..."--they know where to find me.
I have a teenager who plays high school football 5 days a week. His cleats smelled so bad that we couldn't bring them in the house. How can 2 shoes leave this amount of odor??? I'm not kidding when i say the odor was sickening. I bought these deodorizers and placed one in each shoe overnight as suggested. THEY WORKED!!! I would say an 88% improvement the first night! Now we keep a stick in his gym bag and a stick in each shoe every night and by morning the odor is almost completely gone. I can't say 100% gone. I blame my sons feet not the product. No product exists that can kill my sons football foot odor.
i started using these in my crossfit shoes after giving up on multiple iterations of "sneaker balls" and messy powders. let there be no mistake, when i am done working out, my shoes are damp from sweat and likely house tons of bacteria from that and the dirt/mud collected along the way in certain WODs. I place these into my shoes when I'm done and find them completely neutralized the next day.
i just bought two more (to convert my wife into a believer, and a backup for me). Not sure how long they last (website says up to 6 months) but i've been putting them to work for over 3 months and they're still holding up strong.
My daughter has hit the teen years. Her shoes were making the coat closet reek. I decided to give these a try. The very first night, my daughter put these in her shoes. The shoes had no odor the next morning. My daughter puts these in her shoes every day after school now. My coat closet now has no odor. I am extremely pleased. I will purchase these again.
These things stink like chlorine, it's true. The people complaining about it crack me up. It says chlorine in the ingredients lol But I'm guessing that's why they WORK! My work boots were getting stinky after 6 months in the Georgia heat with sweaty feet. I changed out my insoles and was using an odor neutralizing spray but it definitely didn't work. I quickly drop these in my boots every evening, and in the morning there is no stank! My boots do not smell like chlorine in the morning. They smell like...nothing. I was getting self conscious of the smell but now I don't have to worry about funky boots so THANK YOU!
Those small bags really work like magic! We have several pairs of sneakers/cleats, which smell bad. Then my friend recommended this to me and I bought a pack to try it out. Superisingly it works in only one night. I don’t like the ordor control sprays because I don’t want to add other chemistry/ moisture to my sneakers. This product fits my need perfectly and won’t mess up my sneakers. I’ve been use it for couple of weeks and they still work like the first day I got them.
This is a revision to this order. The company contacted me and sent another pack. They work beautifully, and in fact, I've just put in for my second order. these are a lifesaver.
I ordered two packs. One was fine, the other set had open seams and were an unusable mess. I'd considered trying to get everything back in and taping it up, but it seemed like an awful lot of trouble to fix an 11 dollar item. Same with reboxing and returning. The good set works great. Stinky sneakers fresh overnight. I think I'd go with another company to buy this sort of thing again, just because of the damage.