Many times, we get stinky feet in which there is a very bad foot odor when the shoes are removed. The awful smell shows that you have very bad hygiene habits. The main cause of bad odor in the feet is growth of bacteria. When the feet produce sweat, that area becomes warm and moist and this leads to growth of bacteria. If you want to prevent foot odor, you should wash the feet with soap always drying them well after that. Use foot powder. Wear socks made of natural materials like cotton and wool. Wear open shoes. Home remedies can help in curing foot odor. 35 home remedies for eliminating stinky feet are as follows.