Jun 27, 2013



Embarrassed to pull off your shoes in front of others because of the smell that oozes out of your feet? Know that your feet get smelly due to an imbalance in bacteria and bacteria love dark, damp environments. 

What you may not know is that the waste product of bacteria is the smell - not the bacteria itself. Micrococcus sedentarius is the name for the creatures that create the crud.

Mind you, the better the quality of shoes and socks you wear, the lower your chances of stinky feet. Quality shoes made of non-plastic materials resist the introduction of these smelly intruders. Even high quality moisture-wicking socks can help keep your feet dry. Moreover, you can avoid the smell by putting on more shoes. This simply means that if you have a few days between putting on your shoes, there is time for them to dry completely and help prevent the attacks of those pesky producers of smell

Here are tips to keep all of your shoes odour-free and get rid of smelly feet

-Wash and dry your feet before wearing shoes.

-Sprinkle baking soda or deodorising foot powder in your shoes - before you wear them and after you remove them.

-Before wearing your powdered shoes, shake out excess powder or clap them together outside.

-Wear anti-perspirant on your feet, or buy special foot deodorant.

-Use a dryer sheet inside your shoes when you aren’t wearing them.

-Insoles can help keep your shoes free of odour. They come in many colours to match your shoes. 

-Wear socks that wick moisture, like hiking or running socks. 

-Wash your socks in a disinfectant or bleach.

-Avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row. Your shoes need time to air out.

KEMI LAWAL via www.abiyamo.com

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