For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    The biggest step (See what I did there?) one can take to control foot odor is to never put shoes on after walking around in socks or bare feet. Not even one step. Better yet, never walk around in socks or bare feet in the first place. That’s what house shoes are for. I’m wearing a pair of slides right now.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t have the problem until the insoles wore out. After some months, they would suddenly start to stink and so I’d pull them out and replace them. Problem solved.
    For people with chronic problems, the health crowd has recommended zinc tablets. I don’t know if they work.

  3. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, about 3 years ago

    It must be dead, because there isn’t one in the picture

  4. Gigantor

    Gigantor said, about 3 years ago

    @Dr Fogg

    You’re under the impression there’s only one species of philodendron. Their leaves come in quite a few shapes, including the split leaf ones in the strip.

  5. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 3 years ago


    You’re right – see Google images:….0…1ac.1.31.img..0.5.995.90ogoDY5on

  6. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 3 years ago

    while stepping in something nasty is possible, the real reason shoes smell is because feet sweat – damp, warm environments attract fungus and mold. keep feet clean and dry, wear open sandals for healthy feet.

  7. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    Well, hey – if that philodendendron is all that valuable, John … maybe we should rethink this relationship …

  8. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, about 3 years ago

    use foot powder daily I do

  9. RedBaron38

    RedBaron38 said, about 3 years ago

    True, but now we know where Michael gets his ability to make KILLER SOCKS from! 8)

  10. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago


    Even traces of “dirt” give those microbes a medium to grow in.

  11. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 3 years ago

    I used to have this problem. Badly. Then I used Odor Eaters, for years, and that works. But they work best when feet and socks are kept clean. Being a bit OCD, I started taking strict measures to keeps things clean, and always insisted on having my Oder Eaters. Then I found myself in a position where I couldn’t afford them, and really didn’t have room for them in my new shoes anyway. Turns out, I didn’t need them anymore. I can keep shoes until they literally start to fall apart…absolutely no offensive odor.

    Those strict measures start when getting out of the shower. No stepping on floor, or “community” bath mat. I throw my used towel down and step on that. Dry feet, powder them, put on socks, and either step into house-shoes or put on street shoes.

  12. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 3 years ago

    I found that the cheap shoes that are glued together instead of sewn, usually from China, have a stench that developes after a few months of wearing. The smell will not go away.

    And it’s the shoe that has the stench, not the foot.
    Well, not after washing the foot, anyway.

    Corn Starch is the best foot powder I’ve ever used.

  13. Sailor 46

    Sailor 46 said, about 3 years ago

    Stinky – see Calvin. It follows where ever you go.

  14. ceylondiver

    ceylondiver said, about 3 years ago

    (Sm)Elly… tsk!

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 3 years ago

    Another snide remark from John. Actually Michelle said this very thing about Barack. Not that they killed a house plant, just that they smelled.

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