Should you put chalk in your climbing shoes?
Definitely! Putting some chalk in your climbing shoes can do wonders in preventing and eliminating bad smells. The chalk also helps make the insides of the shoes a little bit softer and more comfortable.
Putting chalk in your shoes, and even some on your feet, can also help absorb any moisture that may be present in the shoes or on your feet. This can help prevent bad smells, since the main cause of these smells is bacteria. Bacteria thrive in warm and moist conditions, so sweaty and warm climbing shoes are a perfect place for them, and it results in very bad smelling shoes.