How to Beat Ski Boot Funk
Banish post-slope stink with these four killer products.
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Nothing ruins a good pair of ski boots like the smell of old ski boots. Keep them powder fresh with these four stink-busting essentials.
Fig+Yarrow Alpine Foot Butter (From $10)
Odor-causing bacteria doesn’t get into boots all by itself. A quick pre-sock rub down with Fig+Yarrow’s zesty balm will warm up cold toes and keep microbes in check with rosemary, fir, and tea-tree oils.
Darn Tough Padded Cushion Ski/Ride Socks ($26)
No brainer: stick with microbe-resistant wool socks. We’re partial to the ones by Darn Tough for warmth, dryness, and cush that last from dawn patrol to aprés beers.
Moso Mini Charcoal Deodorizers ($10 for two)
When the boots come off, stuff activated-charcoal sachets down into the toes. They’ll absorb nasty smells and moisture to get things fresh and ready for the next run. Baked-in stench? Let them work their magic for a week or two and be amazed.
Mr. Black Shoe Refresh ($15)
If you’ve tried everything and still have a funky situation, try a few spritzes of Mr. Black’s Shoe Refresh. Enzymes help break down sweaty residue while eucalyptus oil puts an end to bacteria.