Ugg boots are casual boots made of soft sheepskin, with a warm and comfortable fleece lining. Although genuine fleece is slightly water-resistant, sweaty, dirty feet enclosed in these boots may create a lasting, unpleasant odor in the lining. This can happen with any type of boot, and fleece is no exception. Fortunately, you have a simple method of deodorizing Ugg boots at your disposal. It won’t cost a lot and doesn’t require a lot of time or effort.
Things You'll Need
- Baking soda
- Corn flour
Combine 2 tsp of baking soda with 2 tsp of corn flour (place it in a small bowl), as suggested by ugg-heaven.com.
Take half of this mixture into your hand and sprinkle it directly into one boot. Sprinkle the rest of this deodorizing mix into the other boot. You may need to shake the boots to spread it evenly.
Let the deodorizing mixture remain in the boots overnight (or at least 8 hours). In the morning, shake the boots out upside down to remove the excess baking soda and corn flour. If the shoes still smell bad, repeat the process and add some aromatic oil (e.g., lavender) to the mix.
Use this deodorizing method whenever the Uggs develop an odor.
As an alternative method, Superlamb.com recommends rubbing 1/2 cup corn starch into the fleece lining and then shaking the boots out. There is no need to let them stand overnight.
Although the sheepskin may feel nice against your skin, you should wear socks if odor is a problem--socks will absorb much of the sweat before it gets on the fleece.
Ugg-heaven.com warns that you should never try to clean Ugg boots in a washing machine.