If you’re wearing closed toe-shoes during the day, you should wear socks — clean and dry socks that you should change every day. The best socks for feet prone to sweating are breathable and wick moisture such as wool, bamboo, and other anti-bacterial materials.

Sweat itself has no odor, but it creates an environment where bacteria can grow and make bad-smelling substances. If bacteria on the skin break down sweat, feet then tend to begin to smell in an awful and cheesy way.

It’s important to wear socks with closed toe shoes because wearing them helps to reduce odor because it keeps it from permeating your shoe. You can easily wash socks, but it isn’t that easy to wash shoes too often.

Just like with underarms that are prone to sweat and stink, you can use antiperspirant on your feet to avoid sweat and smell. Apply deodorant to the bottoms of the feet and allow it to dry before putting on socks and shoes.

  1. March 31, 2019

    I never get smelly feet I think because I never let my shoes get full of bacteria and smell. If you change socks often and wash your feet and wear fresh socks another time when you use those shoes – it’s almost impossible to get them smelly. Materials play an important role here too, shoes made with cheap materials tend to get smellier sooner than well-made shoes.

  2. April 8, 2019

    No one wants to deal with the embarrassment of stinky feet. The good news is there are plenty of home remedies. Pour 1/2 cup kosher salt into 4 cups water, soak for 10-15 minutes, and dry thoroughly. You can also use Epsom salts; consult a doctor for proportions. Powders: Baking soda, baby powder, corn starch, and talcum powder are said to absorb extra moisture. Thank you so much and keep posting things like this.

  3. April 14, 2019

    Foot odor is a common phenomenon that we all are familiar with. The source of your sudden experience of foot odor may be due to weather that causes you to sweat more. The main reason some people’s feet smell worse than other people’s is that some people sweat more than other people. Other causes of foot odor may include various skin conditions. If taking off your shoes clears a room, it is good idea to seek the help of a podiatrist.

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