Do not use straight baking soda. It will dry out the leather insole such as the one in the Toms canvas shoes.
DIY shoe and foot powder
- 1 cup cornstarch (a gentle absorbent)
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup baking powder
To use it as a foot powder-First clean and dry the feet and massage some of the powder on the feet. Helps keep the feet fresh inside the shoes and the smelly sweat down.
To use as a shoe deodorizer- Put some of the powder in the shoes at night and the next morning just shake the powder out.
ANOTHER SHOE POWDER THAT IS EASY TO MAKE IS PLAIN OLE' IVORY SOAP. Microwave it and crumble it up. Put it in a container. What I did is use a large empty spice bottle and put the powdered Ivory in that, it works great as a shaker bottle!
I'll be keeping my homemade shoe and foot powder around for a long time.