How to Get Smell Out of Ugg Boots

So, you’ve got smelly Uggs?  It is not surprising considering that they are the only enclosed shoes that that requires no socks.  Unfortunately, socks play the role of the go-between from the foot to the shoe.  When socks are not used, disaster strikes.


As with most shoes that people go commando in,  it is quite normal for an unpleasant smell to develop with time.  It occurs as a result of a build up of sweat and dead skin particles that rub off after continued use. In this guide, several solutions are available to wipe-out the odor inhabiting your Uggs.  In using the following tips, you will increase your chance at eliminating your Ugg-based odor.


Ugg Smell Removal Solutions

1 Baking Soda

Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda into each of your shoe, and shake thoroughly to ensure that the powder gets deep think the wool fiber lining.  Let sit for 24 hours and shake out all of the powder contents.


2 Fabric Softener

Place two fabric softener sheets at the middle and bottom of the Ugg boots.  Set your hair dryer to max heat and aim it down into each foot hole for a minimum of 3 minutes each.  Doing this will activate the sheet to release there odor resistant compounds within the woolen interior.


3 Activated Charcoal Briquettes

Take activated charcoal briquettes and place them within two pairs of old nylon leggings.  Once one legging filled with briquettes deep down into both of the boots for 24-48 hours.  This compound works well in neutralizing odor, and thankfully leave zero powder behind.  You may wish to keep these nylon enclosed briquettes handy to place within your Uggs when they are not on your feet.


4 Remove & Deodorize Liners

Many authentic Uggs allow you to take the linings out.  If you find this to be the case, you can then place them within a sealable container filled partially with baking soda.  Upon closing the container, shake thouroughly and let site for a minimum of 24 hours before removing and placing lining back within your shoes.


5 Rotate Liners

Many Ugg dealers carry replacement linings for approximately 15 dollars.  By purchasing a second pair of linings, and always treating one pair, you will be able to rotate linings to make sure that you never have smelly Uggs.


6 Dry Cleaners

As a final solution, you can take your Uggs to the dry cleaners every few months.  They will be able to clean them and remove the odor, without introducing any moisture based cleaning methods notorious for ruining Uggs.


Published by

Joe Fresh

Joe is an odor combatant, chemistry extraordinaire and all around good guy. He has an over-productive olfactory system with absolutely zero tolerance for unpleasant aromas.

3 thoughts on “How to Get Smell Out of Ugg Boots”

  1. I coudn’t stand my Uggs – they smelled so bad. Kitty litter helps get rid of the smell! No joke!
    It may seem weird – but it really works.Here’s a how to video:[URL=”″][/URL]

  2. This really helped! Also, you can go to the drugstore and get foot powder (if women don’t get)! The foot powder smells like cologne but it still works! Women or men can use it though! 🙂

  3. Great article. We had terrible problems with stinky Ugg boots. I have tried different things. I followed the advice of my podiatrist for using cedar wood soles. Our personal experiences are very positive, it helps very much. I bought the zederna soles and it was not too expensive.

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