*I was given a 50 gram size of this product for review purposes. Affiliate links are included within. For all who know me, my opinions, and my word, are my own.
Runners know the benefits of running; cardiovascular gains, mood boosts, camaraderie, you know the drill. Another big bonus is the lack of extensive and expensive equipment required for their chosen sport. I’ve written extensively about that one must have- the running shoe- many times. Which, what, when, and how to choose your kicks has been covered by my series Top PT Tips for Runners. After making this investment in research and cash, you’ll want to keep your equipment “sound.” (This is code for smell-free!) We know what running in summer heat, humidity, and thunder storms can do to our shoes… P.U. Unfortunately, many of the products available to counteract these odors seem to countermand our health-conscious sensibilities. I jumped at the chance to try a safer and eco-friendly alternative.
Enter OdorKlenz Sports Powder. In response to concerns about environmental toxins, chemical sensitivities, and allergies, this product, as well as the entire EnviroKlenz line, is made from natural earth minerals with no masking agents, toxic chemicals, or perfumes.
By applying a visible coating inside the shoe, OdorKlenz Sports Powder deodorizes and counteracts shoe odors; remaining inside the shoe weeks after it has been applied to continue to get rid of odors as they are introduced to the shoe.
I applied the powder to my not-so-new Nikes and ran. And ran. After three weeks and forty hot and sweaty Jeff Galloway Long Island training program miles, I bravely took the sniff test. Still sweet! My next thought? How about the ultimate test- the pile of manly-smelling shoes of all sorts in my mudroom. (It’s wonderful being the only female in my abode.) Each pair received a loving squirt of OdorKlenz Sports Powder, which took some time to accomplish, I can tell you! I used this powder in everything from athletic shoes, to loafers, to slippers.
I couldn’t help but thinking: I sure hope “Clean Has No Odor!!” My mudroom absolutely smelled better almost immediately. It seems just a little bit of OdorKlenz Sports Powder, goes a long way. I’ve hit just about every pair in the house, and my Single Season, 50 gram bottle ($9.99) is still going strong. A Family Size, 200 gram bottle is also available for $24.99.
After investigating the EnviroKlenz website, I found OdorKlenz Laundry Powder and OdorKlenz Laundry Liquid, which might be my new choice for washing stinky race clothes. Even more intriguing is the OdorKlenz Sports Bag. You know those gross sports items that you can’t wash- football shoulder pads, basketball knee braces, gym equipment, workout gloves- that smell to high heaven?? (I’ll never forget my son’s high school shoulder pads, and how disgusting they smelled the day he was given them. I almost barfed.) Imagine using a release bag to treat these items? I would have paid anything for magic like that!!
My assessment of the OdorKlenz Sports Powder is that it is an effective, health-conscious way to counteract foot odor. It is not cheap at $9.99, but a little seems to go a long way. My runner pals will be happy to hear that I will continue to use this product!