HOW-TO

ANTIDŌT®

The formula's core ingredient is a deodorizing agent + premium fragrances.

IDEAL USES INCLUDE:

PRE-OWNED KICKS

Sometimes the only option to cop prized sneakers is a pre-owned pair. This was actually the inspiration behind the creation of ANTIDŌT. We wanted to create a product that would eliminate the previous owner’s funk “footprint” inside the sneakers, plus make them smell fresh with a unique selection of premium fragrances.

POST-ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES

We all have feet that sweat inside sneakers during physical activities. And each time we're adding layers of moisture inside them. This can eventually lead to some unwanted odor. In order to prevent this, the use of ANTIDŌT on a regular basis will help keep your sneakers smelling fresh.

SNEAKER COLLECTION REFRESH

If you're a collector like us, maintaining the freshness of your sneakers is undeniably important. ANTIDŌT can help keep your collection fresh on the inside.

THE FINISHING TOUCH IN SNEAKER CLEANING

Keeping the outside of your sneakers looking clean and fresh is a must. But how about the inside? We know how much of a turnoff it can be if you meet someone who looks great, but has bad breath. Let's not do that with our prized sneakers!

The Finishing Touch in Sneaker Cleaning​

Use After Athletic Activities

HOW DO I USE/APPLY ANTIDŌT?

 

Preparation: In a well-ventilated area, hold your sneaker upside down with a slight downward tilt.

1. Shake the bottle to activate the formula.

2. Spray 2-3 pumps directly towards the toe box area. Finish with 1-2 additional sprays in the heel/tongue area.

3. Air dry. Repeat steps if needed.

 

TIP: If the odor is still present after repeated uses, extra sprays can be applied. Use a cloth to lightly scrub the inner walls and insoles (if removable, treat separately) to help penetrate ANTIDŌT into your sneakers. If this fails, your kicks are most likely in need of a deep clean.

SNEAKER ODOR, WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

Your feet contain 250,000 sweat glands! That's a huge sweat-producing factory inside your prized sneakers. Combine that with warmth creates a breeding ground for bacteria inside your shoes. So how do we combat the potential growth build-up of microbial funkiness? We put together a few pointers to help keep your sneakers smelling fresh.

Fresh Tips & Info:

  • Always air-dry before storing your sneakers in a cool, moisture-free environment.

  • Providing ventilation is the most important thing you can do at a minimum after wearing your shoes.

  • Remove your moist sneakers out of your gym bag as soon as you can. Don't keep them zipped up!

  • Air out your sneakers and spray the insides with ANTIDŌT® after every workout or a long day of wear. It's simple and effective.

  • Wear socks! Socks actually help absorb the sweat in your shoes. If showing socks is not your thing, grab some no-show socks.

  • Using vinegar or rubbing alcohol sounds like a good idea at first, but for us sneakerheads, the last thing we want to do is damage our prized sneakers. It may kill the funkiness, but you'll be left with a strong unpleasant smell and it could actually break down your insoles.

  • Be careful when using baking soda for odor control, since repeated applications can dry out leather sneakers. It can also make your insoles slippery, as with foot powders and talc (aka baby powder).

  • Dryer sheets may help with the smell, but it will not kill bacteria or fungi that could still be lurking inside.

Keep your sneakers on the low end of the Funk Levels, use ANTIDŌT - avoid SNEAKERTOSIS!

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