Dr. Scholl’s Odor X Review

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If you’re somebody who struggles with sweaty feet, whether it’s due to shoes with no airflow, suffocating socks, or overactive sweat glands, then you know the struggle of finding something that will help the issue. You can easily help the problem by investing in breathable shoes and socks, as well as a pair of insoles designed specifically for wetness/odors. 

Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles happen to be made specifically to battle odors. These insoles use SweatMax technology in order to help keep moisture under control. There is also a layer that includes baking soda and charcoal that work together to fight the odors caused by wet feet. These features all work together to keep your feet dry and smelling fresh (as fresh as feet can be). 

Because Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles aren’t very thick and aren’t designed for support or stability, they will tend to wear out quicker than those that are. While some other good-quality and supportive insoles can last as long as twelve months, these will need to be replaced every six months, or when you begin noticing wear or less effectiveness.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Odor Control

Moisture Management

Custom Sizing

Comfortable

Affordable

Cons

Bunch Up Sometimes

Confusion Between 1 & 4-Pack

Brand

The founder of Dr. Scholl’s insoles (Dr. William Mathias Scholl) was born in Indiana in 1882. He came from a family of farmers and cobblers. When he was young, he was interested in the biomechanics of the feet, and therefore shoes. He buried himself in information regarding foot care. He even used his grandpa’s tools so that he could repair shoes for people, and even earn his own money.

When Dr. Scholl was out of high school, he went on the study at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in medicine. While he was attending college, he worked in a shoe store. It was there that he started becoming interested in podiatry.

While Dr. Scholl was still studying in college, he invented, designed, and patented his very first product made for arch support. He did this in 1904. In order to get the word out about his new product, he founded his company (Dr. Scholl’s) and worked alongside his brother, Frank, in order to expand the business to be available overseas.

Dr. Scholl may not be around anymore, but the current owners and makers of his products continue, with enthusiasm, advancing the technology and science of foot care and movement. The mission of Dr. Scholl’s company is still to help people live their days more confidently and comfortably. Find other Dr. Scholl’s products here.

Materials

Dr. Scholl’s products don’t reveal what they are made out of. Customer service was even contacted, and they couldn’t give any information. This is unfortunate, considering that you can’t decide whether or not the insoles will be durable or comfortable for you.

However, information that is available states that Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles have natural rubber latex in the construction. Therefore, if you have an allergy to latex, these will not work for you. For latex-free insoles, check here.

Custom Sizing

Instead of having to make separate insoles for every single shoe size imaginable, Dr. Scholl’s makes their insoles in a size eleven (men’s). You may be wondering how this could help someone with smaller shoe size. It’s not only men that these insoles are made for. Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles work for men, women, girls, and boys.

Dr. Scholl’s Odor X features guideline marks for each shoe size. These marks are to be used to trim the insoles to the correct size. Simply check the size on the shoes you plan to use these insoles in, find the correct guidelines on the insoles, trim them with sharp scissors (to avoid fraying and rough edges), and then insert them into your shoes. Dr. Scholl’s Odor X is designed to fit all shoe types. You can find other customizable insoles here.

Odor Control

If you’re somebody who struggles with foot odors, you’ve probably spent a lot of time being embarrassed about it. However, you should know that you’re not alone in this. It’s actually a pretty common issue. Those who do struggle with foot odors, also struggle with sweaty feet. They go hand in hand. The excess perspiration will soak the lining of your socks and shoes if they’re not breathable enough.

When your socks and shoes become saturated, they become the perfect environment for the bacteria that cause the odor. They feed on your sweat and the acid they release is what causes the stench. However, the odor isn’t the only thing you need to worry about if you deal with sweaty feet. You can also end up with Athlete’s foot or toenail fungus. Thankfully, Dr. Scholl’s Odor X is designed to help.

There are other measures you can take to get rid of your foot odor. They include: keeping your feet dry and in breathable socks and shoes, change your shoes every day (and allow them time to dry all the way), always wear cotton socks that are clean (they will help to wick away your sweat), use drying agents or powders, and wash your feet and dry them thoroughly every day. If you’re looking for more tips when it comes to foot odor, check here.

How do Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles fight odors? They use a layer of baking soda and activated charcoal. Baking soda reacts with some compounds that cause an odor in order to prevent it. Baking soda has a small surface area, making its effectiveness limited.

That’s where the activated charcoal comes in. It’s extremely effective at absorbing odor because it does have a big surface area, allowing room for millions of pockets and pores that can catch odors and lock them in.

Moisture Management

What good is odor control if you don’t have moisture management, too? After all, it is the excess of moisture that allows the environment for the odor-causing bacteria in the first place. Dr. Scholl’s Odor X tackles issues every step of the way. With SweatMax technology, you can help keep control of the moisture in your shoes/socks.

SweatMax absorbs sweat, eliminating excess moisture in order to provide effective odor control. There are other SweatMax products available; like foot powder and spray powder. For other products with moisture management for your feet, check here.

Comfort

Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles were designed with odors in mind, not comfort, support, or stability. Without the insole hugging your arches and heel, you may not find the comfort that you would in insoles that are designed that way.

The comfort you will get from Dr. Scholl’s Odor X comes in the form of dry feet, odorless feet, and odorless shoes. If you are looking for insoles that will provide more support and comfort, check here.

Care

Most often, people assume that insoles can’t be washed. Sometimes, they’re right. Sometimes, they’re not. Unfortunately, most people throw away their insoles before they need to. Instead, they could wash them (if they’re able to be washed). Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles are, in fact, able to be washed.

You can either wash them by hand or in the washing machine. If you’re washing by hand, make sure to use cold water. If you put them in the machine, use the gentle cycle and cold water. You could damage the insoles if you use heat, so make sure you don’t put them in the dryer. They will need to be air-dried.

There are insoles on the market that can last you up to twelve months. Those insoles are thicker and made for more high-impact activities. If you’re in need of a more durable insole, check here. Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles will need to be replaced about every six months, or when you start to notice obvious wear and/or less effectiveness in odor and moisture control.

Dependability

There have been some customers that have stated disappointment in the overall performance of Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles. These consumers report that these insoles seem to be lower quality than the Dr. Scholl’s they’re used to (this could be simply because they’re designed for odor control, and not support). Some customers are also disappointed because the insoles bunched up inside of their shoes. Find other options for supportive insoles here.

Biomechanics

It’s no secret that moving around more has its’ health benefits. Your feet are where it all begins, considering they’re what you need the most to move around. Dr. Scholl’s has always been, still is, and always will be passionate about biomechanics. It’s important to understand how the body works when it moves because it helps the team to manufacture products that are designed to help manage discomfort, fight, and even pain, to keep you going without weighing you down.

Not many people really think about the fact that our feet have fifty-two bones that are held together with more than one hundred tendons, ligaments, and muscles. When you move around, it is your muscles that put in the work to reduce to impact of foot strikes on your feet and body. If you’re exerting yourself a lot, or on your feet a lot, you may feel some fatigue from your muscles working so hard. When this happens, you’re likely to take a break, or want to.

Your feet are the glue that holds your body together, while you’re standing, walking, and running. They are what keeps you upright and stable. Your poor feet take quite a pounding because they do so much work and are what has to take the stress from foot strikes. They sometimes have to withstand up to two or three times what your body weighs. This is where tired and achy feet come into play. Listen to your feet and slow down when this happens.

The shock that travels through the muscles and bones of your lower body can cause pain not only in your feet but in your legs, hips, and lower back. It could even lead to plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, runner’s knee, and other conditions. You can also invest in shoes that help with the pain.

Dr. Scholl’s didn’t forget biomechanics when they made Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles. They may not be designed for support, but they are still designed to move with your feet and help reduce pain. If you need insoles that help the pain, check here.

Guarantee

Something to consider when purchasing pretty much anything is whether or not it comes with a warranty or money-back guarantee. Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles do come with a money-back guarantee, and it’s a ninety-day one. If you find that you’re not one hundred percent happy with your product within the first ninety days post-purchase, you will be refunded.

In order to process a refund request, you must fill out the form and have it mailed to the refund department (address can be found online). Make sure that you include both insoles, the UPC code from the original packaging, and the date in which you purchased the product.

Not every single product from Dr. Scholl’s comes with a money-back guarantee. Be sure to check online before requesting a refund, to save yourself some aggravation.

Bottom Line

If you need insoles that provide great support for high-impact activities, Dr. Scholl’s Odor X insoles are not for you. They won’t provide you with extra support or stability. However, they do come in handy for one specific issue, which is exactly what they were designed for. These insoles are meant to help control moisture and the odor that is caused by the bacteria that are attracted to it.

These insoles can also be cut to fit your specific shoe size. They can fit up to a size eleven (men’s) and can be trimmed to fit women, girls, and boys as well. Just check your shoe size, find the right guideline on the back of the insole, trim it with sharp scissors, and put it in your shoe.

Dr. Scholl’s Odor X are also comfortable and affordable. If you decide that these are the right ones for you, or that you’d like to try them, then you can rest assured that you won’t be breaking the bank (not to mention the ninety-day money-back guarantee).

The negative reviews from consumers mostly talk about the confusion between ordering the single pack and the four-pack. It is recommended that you pay careful attention to this detail. If you’re ordering the single pack, your total will be less. Ordering the four-pack will bring your total higher. Some people have also had issues with the Dr. Scholl’s Odor X staying put in their shoes. If this happens to you, simply request a refund.