How to Cure Smelly Feet, 1590

customer at shoemaker's shop, shoes hanging above Eygentliche Beschreibung Aller Stäande auf Erden, 1568

Whosoever have their feete smell strongly, if they put the scales of Iron in their shoes, wherein they use to goe, it takes cleane away the evill smell thereof.

Thomas Lupton, A Thousand Notable Things

Is foot odor holding you back? No problem– just fill your shoes with iron shards. The sacrifice in comfort is a small price to pay for the delightful lack of evil smell.