By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Iris Galfas Age 13 from Lilburn, GA Wins The Odor-Eaters® Rotten Sneaker Contest®
ong>Stinky winner - Iris Galfas
Age 13 from Lilburn, GA Wins The Odor-Eaters® Rotten Sneaker Contest® 


Competitors ranging in age from 5 -15 years, went toe-to-toe in Georgia’s Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest®, held on Saturday  September 23, 2013 at the North Georgia State Fair Rotten Sneaker Contest. The sneaker with the most offensive odors, worn-out soles, frayed laces and torn toes belonged to 13 year old Iris Galfas.  Iris won $200, the golden sneaker trophy, and Odor-Eaters products to help her kick out stinky odor and wetness. 

Iris will now be eligible to compete in the 39th annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest, to be held on March 25, 2014 in New York.   Iris is looking forward to competing in the national contest because she is eligible to win $2,500, tickets to see a Broadway show, a year’s supply of Odor-Eaters products, and finally having her winning sneakers displayed in the Odor-Eaters Hall of Fumes.

History of the National Rotten Sneaker Contest
The contest began 39 years ago as a promotion created by a Montpelier Vermont sporting goods owner who wanted to advertise a new line of athletic shoes.  At the Montpelier Department of Recreation, the owner discovered a perfect pair of superbly rotten sneakers that would look great in the store ad.  The recreation director seized the moment and created a new contest…the search for the worst rotten sneakers!  The makers of Odor-Eaters products caught a “whiff” of this grand event, and became the official sponsor in 1988.  Odor-Eaters manufacturer a full line of products including insoles, sprays and powders to help protect feet from excessive foot odor and wetness.  Visit www.odor-eaters.com (click on Rotten Sneaker Contest tab) for more information about the contest.