This review is a bit of a departure for me from my usual minimalist shoe reviews, but when the owner of a new company called Rocket Pure contacted me to write a review of his new Natural Foot Deodorant Spray, as a runner and a spouse of a runner, I just couldn’t refuse. Who doesn’t need some freshening foot and shoe spray from time to time?
To provide a little information about Rocket Pure, they’re a new company based out of Bellingham, WA, USA. Their goal is to make healthy and natural body care products for athletes. They are a company of runners, for runners.
Their first product, Natural Foot Deodorant Spray is a natural mint spray that deodorizes feet and shoes. It is ideal for not only runners, but also cyclists, rock climbers, hikers, or any athlete who gets stinky feet and/or shoes. You can spray it into shoes or directly onto the skin. It comes in a 4 fl. oz. or 120 ml spray bottle, that after a summer of weekly use, still sprays well with no clogs.
The Natural Foot Deodorant Spray ingredients are all-natural and include: water, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, thyme oil, and a few natural preservatives (to keep the all-natural ingredients from growing bacteria of their own). Most importantly, this product DOES NOT contain toxins or chemicals including parabens, sulphates, petroleum, synthetic fragrances, or dyes.
Most of this information is available on the Rocket pure website, however, for a review to be more informative than available online data, I think people want to know how the product works. Therefore, I whole heartedly proclaim that this product WORKS! Over the last several months, my spouse has been using the Natural Foot Deodorant Spray in all his stinky shoes. For an idea of how stinky his shoes were, he would put several of them outside as they were too toxic to be in the house. In particular, his bike shoes, that he wears sockless several times a week for multi-hour rides, were downright unbearable. When he started spraying the Rocket Pure deodorizer in them after rides, whether they were wet or not, when they were dry, they no longer smelled like bacteria-ridden cesspools but minty freshness instead. I honestly cannot think of a better test for a deodorizing product than this!
In addition to his bike shoes, he also sprays it in his running shoes, sandals, and any other smelly footwear. He finds that it is so effective, he also started spraying his leather motorcycle gloves when they started being whiffy.
Neither of us have used the product on our skin directly because we don’t find the need (we do shower often, especially after exercising), so unfortunately I can’t comment as to how effective the product is on stinky feet.
Why might I review such a product on a website called “Natural Runner” that reviews mostly minimalist footwear? I have heard and read countless stories of people with stinky Vibram FiveFingers or other minimalist shoes that are worn without socks. This product is a FANTASTIC SOLUTION to this problem! Can’t afford the time to wash and air dry your shoes? Are you travelling, don’t have access to laundry facilities, and have a very limited number of shoes with you? This product is the ANSWER!
Rocket Pure’s Natural Foot Deodorant Spray is $15.95 and ships (sadly only) currently within the U.S. only. For more information or to order some of this wonderfully smelling spray, please check out the Rocket Pure website.
Also, the company has informed me that Rockey Pure products will be available in Canada in a few months and I will keep you updated with this information as it becomes available.