During some random Internet searches, I noticed some posts about people who are saying their shoes smell, some even say they downright stink. I have three pair of the Vibram Five Fingers shoes and absolutely love them. I have my dressy pair, my every day pair, and a pair that is a little older so they are used for yard work and the such. My shoes have never smelled, not even a little. I can wear them for hours at a time, even in the Texas heat, and they never develop a smell. No, I don't have special non-stink feet. Trust me, my feet and shoes will definitely smell when wearing regular shoes. Hubby also has three pairs of VFFs and has the same experience that I have had.
The antimicrobial material definitely works. I am totally perplexed as to why some people would say their shoes stink. Could it be something other than their shoes?