None of my shoes stink...I guess I'm just lucky. But I do know a lot of people who complain about their Revas stinking. I agree with the baby powder - the only "shoes" that ever stunk were my field boots that I wear in horse shows. My last pair started to have a little bit of an odor from wearing them in the summer. I got really annoyed one day and dumped baby powder in them, shook it out the next morning, and they were fine again.