Odor-Eaters® FAQs

What is the difference between Ultra-Comfort® and Ultra-Durable® insoles?
How often should I change my insoles?
Can I wash my insoles?
Do Odor-Eaters products contain any fragrances?
My spray stopped spraying, but the can still has product left in it, what do I do?
Can I use more than one product in my shoe?
How much powder should I use?
How effective is Odor-Eaters spray in treating and preventing athlete’s foot?
How do I know what size to cut my insoles?
How should I apply the powder?
How should I apply the spray?
How do Odor-Eaters products work?
What size are the insoles?
Can Odor-Eaters products be used for a child’s foot and/or shoe?
Where can I buy Odor-Eaters products?
What is the difference between Expanded Fit® and the standard Ultra-Comfort insoles?
What causes foot odor?
How can I prevent foot odor?
Why do my feet seem to smell more with some kinds of shoes?

Q: What is the difference between Ultra-Comfort and Ultra-Durable insoles?
A: Both insoles contain the same odor fighting ingredients at the same levels. However, Ultra-Comfort insoles are thinner, allowing them to fit comfortably in dress or casual shoes. Ultra-Comfort come in 2 sizes…our standard fits up to a size 12. Expanded Fit fits up to a size 14. Ultra-Durable insoles have an extra layer of foam added to the base which makes them thicker and provides both extra cushioning and increased durability.

Q: How often should I change my insoles?
A: There’s no single right answer to that question. A number of factors affect when you need to change your insoles. These include: Type of shoes, the number of hours worn each day, the environment the shoes are worn in (indoors vs. outdoors, office vs. construction site, temperature, etc.), and your personal body chemistry to name a few. You should consider replacing your insole when you notice that they’re no longer providing an adequate level of odor protection or when they become physically worn out

Q: Can I wash my insoles?
A: Odor-Eaters insoles can be washed. However, washing them may reduce their effectiveness at fighting odor.

Q: Do Odor-Eaters products contain any fragrances?
A: Odor-Eaters spray and powder contain fragrances. The insoles do not.

Q: My spray stopped spraying, but the can still has product left in it, what do I do?
A: Removing the nozzle from the can and rinsing it with warm water is the best way to unclog the nozzle. Contact Odor-Eaters customer service if you are unable to clear the nozzle.

Q: Can I use more than one product in my shoe?
A: Yes. Odor-Eaters products can be used in combination to provide extra protection.

Q: How much powder should I use?
A: The answer to this question will vary by person, but in general you should use enough powder to lightly coat the bottom of your shoe or boot. If at the end of the day you find you have clumps of powder in your shoe, you are probably using more than you need.

Q: How effective is Odor-Eaters spray in treating and preventing athlete’s foot?
A: In addition to providing superior odor and wetness control, Odor-Eaters spray is just as effective at preventing and treating athlete’s foot as leading stand-alone antifungal sprays. The spray contains 1% Tolnaftate, the maximum level allowed by the FDA.

Q: How do I know what size to cut my insoles?
A: You can use the cutting pattern on the back of the insole as a guide. However, because shoe sizes vary by manufacturer and shoe type, we recommend printing a cutting template from the insole product page to test your insole size.

Q: How should I apply the powder?
A: Powder can be applied directly to the foot, in socks, in shoes or any combination of the three.

Q: How should I apply the spray?
A: The spray can be applied directly to the foot, in socks, in shoes or any combination of the three. For the treatment of athlete’s foot, the spray is most effective when sprayed directly on the feet (especially in the area around and between the toes). With proper application, the spray will dry clear – Hold the can approximately 8” (20cm) from the target area and apply a 2-4 second burst. Holding the can too close to the target or applying a heavy coat of the spray may leave a white residue after drying.

Q: How do Odor-Eaters products work?
A: Ultra-Comfort and Ultra-Durable Insoles contain super-activated charcoal, baking soda, zinc oxide and two powerful odor-blocking technologies to control odor and wetness. Ultra-Durable Insoles have an extra layer of foam added to the base which makes them thicker and provides both extra cushioning and increased durability. Powder and Spray each contain three powerful odor-fighting ingredients to keep feet fresh and dry all day. The Spray also contains an antifungal to prevent and treat athlete’s foot.

Q: What size are the insoles?
A: Ultra-Comfort insoles come in 2 different sizes…our standard fits up to a size 12. Expanded Fit insoles fit up to a size 14. Ultra-Durable insoles fit up to a size 12.

Q: Can Odor-Eaters products be used for a child’s foot and/or shoe?
A: Yes, all Odor-Eaters products can be used for children. However, the smallest size shown on the insole cutting template is size 4 boys and size 3 girls.

Q: Where can I buy Odor-Eaters products?
A: Refer to Where To Buy page.

Q: What is the difference between Expanded Fit and the standard Ultra-Comfort insoles?
A: Ultra-Comfort insoles come in 2 sizes…our standard fits up to a size 12. Expanded Fit fits up to a size 14. Both insoles contain the same odor fighting ingredients at the same levels.

Q: What causes foot odor?
A: Refer to Foot Odor 101 page.

Q: How can I prevent foot odor?
A: Refer to Foot Odor 101 page.

Q: Why do my feet seem to smell more with some kinds of shoes?
A: Some synthetic materials used in shoes, such as spandex, polyester, rayon and nylon make it harder for feet to breathe, causing excessive sweating.

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