[NOTE: As of February 2017, I have been selected to be a brand ambassador for Medi-Dyne. I have done my best to provide an unbiased opinion of this product. With that said, as an ambassador I have been given a discount code to share. For 20% off your Medi-Dyne purchase, use code ARM20 at checkout.]
So you’ve just come back from a run, taken your shoes and pack off, and put them in the sun to dry. The next day you go to grab them and sure enough they are dry, but they also reek. The stench of miles and miles of sweat, mud, gunk, and grime tends to cling and embed itself into the fabric of all our favorite gear. Well, those days are behind us. 2Toms has crated Stink Free Shoe and Gear Spray to eliminate the odors that cause us to curl up our nose, hold our breath, and say a little prayer as we wait for ourselves to “acclimate” to the very stench we ourselves were responsible for creating.
Stink Free Shoe and Gear spray, as the name implies, is designed to be used on just about any gear you sweat in or on. While traditional laundering will get most clothes “de-smellified”, this spray is perfect for everything else you don’t want to put in the washing machine. Post run, simply spray a healthy coating of Stink Free Spray on any gear of your choice and wait for it dry overnight. A subsequent sniff test the following day should leave you with pleasant and satisfied results. There is no perfume used in Stink Free Spray, so instead of a fabricated scent, you are left with an equally refreshing lack of odor.
My typical routine is to take off my shoes after my run and remove the insoles so everything has a chance to properly dry. I’ll give the gear several squirts of Stink Free Spray, ensuring to cover all the cloth material on both the shoes and the insoles. That’s all there is to it. I let it dry overnight, and since I rotate my shoes between uses, they tend to get at least two days before they see their next use. I’ve even started using it on my leather climbing shoes that tend to get very smelly between uses.
I was hesitant at first as to the stated effectiveness of this product. With only four ingredients, how could anything be so powerful and effective to remove even the deepest set in smells? Well let me be the one to tell you the wizards at Medi-Dyne have done it again somehow. They have designed a truly effective product that is useful in numerous applications – shoes, gear bags, gloves, and packs just to name a few. It’s safe on all types of materials including canvas, leather, satin, and denim. It comes in an 8 oz. spray bottle or a convenient 0.25 oz. travel bottle that is TSA friendly. Do yourself (and those around you) a favor. Head over to the Medi-Dyne website, use code ARM20 at checkout to save 20%, and grab yourself a bottle. This is an easy product to add into your tool bag to help make life between runs enjoyable and stink free.