6 simple steps to stop foot odour – that actually work!
A bloody good wash
The most simple solution of all is to ACTUALLY wash your feet thoroughly with antibacterial soap once a day (a pharmacist can advise you about different products). It’s important to note we mean an actual foot wash and not just rinsing your feet in the water at the bottom of the shower! That won’t do at all
- What was wet, must be dry
Now the wash is done a key part of keeping them smelling fresh fully dry your feet post-wash. Keeping your feet dry helps prevent fungal infections that thrive in warm and wet conditions. Pay special attention in between your toes which are a particularly problematic area.
- Thou shalt not repeat footwear
What may come as a surprise to many, it’s imperative not to wear the same pair of shoes or trainers 2 days in a row.
This is to give each pair at least 24 hours to dry out from the sweat from your feet each day. So if you’re constantly wearing the same pair of Clarke’s to work, double up on those bad boys and get some squad rotation going.
- Up your sock game
The best socks to prevent sweating are ideally wool or cotton and must be changed at least once a day.
Avoid Nylon at all costs and of course never wear the same pair without washing them first!
- Toenails need love too
Starting with the toenails keep them short and clean. Extra brownie point for clipping them straight across instead of curved which is the best way to ward off ingrown toenails
- Precision Engineered Foot Care
Make sure you remove any hard skin with a precision-engineered foot file such as the Sandstorm Pro. Regular foot files can often cut too deep and should only be used by a professional. Removing dead skin is imperative for foot health as hard skin often become soggy when damp, which provides an ideal home for bacteria.