End Smelly Feet For Good!

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We all have dealt with a smelly pair of shoes, and it’s no picnic! Now that summer is here, many of us tend to just slip on our shoes and give socks a break for a few months. Going without socks is the beginning of smelly feet starts for many people. When you go sockless, your shoes are exposed to your bare feet for many days in a row and that can foster the growth of bacteria. You may be wondering: Is there a way I can cure my smelly feet? The short answer is that yes, you can!


There’s really nothing worse than a smelly pair of shoes. Shoes retain the smell because they are constantly in contact with your feet, but you can get rid of the stink by addressing your foot problems.


Why Do My Feet Stink?

Your feet stink or start to stink because they are sweating, and the glands in your feet actually produce “sweat” all the time. It is the body’s way of keeping your feet oiled up and moisturized, but this can also contribute to the problem. When this sweat breaks down, it comes in contact with the bacteria in your shoes and creates odor.

The best way to keep your feet smelling good is to wear socks. Socks help prevent the growth of bacteria because they absorb the sweat. Socks are also important because they protect your feet and cushion against the sole of your shoe itself. When your feet rub constantly on your shoe, it can cause injuries which are a vector for disease.   Socks protect your feet from all of these issues.


Things to Avoid If Your Shoes Smell

Some of you may be wondering if there are ways to get around smelly shoes or foot odor, beyond the above list. You may have even tried a few of these yourself. There are just some things you should avoid when trying to get rid of foul-smelling shoes.

Don’t spray anything into your shoes to make them smell better. Sprays keep your shoes wet and foster the growth of bacteria and may even make the smell worse. This includes things like cologne or antiperspirant.

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