How to get rid of smelly feet

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Smelly feet are a common problem that can strike at our soles, toes and heels all year round. They’re no fun for anyone; neither for the afflicted or anyone within sniffing distance. But fear not. SOCKSHOP is here to explain how to get rid of smelly feet once and for all with some handy hygiene habits and hacks that’ll freshen up your feet – no sweat!

How to get rid of smelly feet
Smelly feet are a problem that most of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives. So what’s afoot here? Well, this extremely common and natural phenomenon, known medically as ‘bromodosis’, is all down to one pesky culprit: sweat. Sweat soaked shoes or trainers provide the ideal breeding ground for malodorous bacteria to grow. The more you wear whiffy socks and footwear, the smellier your feet are likely to get.

Stinky feet aren’t just a seasonal problem either. Whilst it’s true that the warmer summer months often lead to sweatier feet, there are other factors that can cause year-round sweaty feet. For instance, the hormonal changes experienced by pregnant women and teenagers can lead to excess sweating. The same goes if you’re prone to wearing overly tight shoes, are stressed, work on your feet a lot, or suffer from hyperhidrosis – a medical condition that makes you sweat more than average.


How do I get rid of smelly feet?

Now you know the main causes, let’s take a look at how to get rid of smelly feet. Thankfully, there are a few quick and easy practical steps you can take to treat the issue yourself. The key to maintaining sweat-free and fresh-smelling tootsies is keeping them clean and dry. Not to mention changing your footwear on a regular basis. There are also a few other solutions you can use to keep the stench at bay! 

  • Wash your feet with an antibacterial soap and dry your feet thoroughly – especially between the toes.

  • Avoid wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row to give them plenty of time to dry out.

  • Keep your toenails short and clean and change your socks daily to prevent bacterial breeding grounds.

  • Always wear socks with shoes and try leather or canvas shoes for a more breathable style of shoe.

  • Try using sweat-absorbing foot powders and deodorising insoles, which you can buy at a pharmacy.

Socks are your first line of defence

Socks are your first line of defence against smelly feet. So it’s important to invest in the right kind of high-quality socks for the job. Naturally, SOCKSHOP has everything you need. 

Our range of bamboo socks offers an amazing array of odour-busting credentials, including natural thermoregulating, antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties. Then there’s classic cotton, available as part of our ladies’ cotton socks, men’s cotton socks and kids’ cotton socks collections. All of our stylish and comfortable cotton socks boast impressive breathability, heat resistance and moisture absorbency.
We have a huge selection of socks to keep your feet fresh and comfy – no matter what the occasion. Whether you need low-profile men’s trainer socks or discreet ladies’ shoe liners, you’ll never need to go barefoot in shoes again. We’ve got you covered from the office to the sports pitch and into the great outdoors. So why not keep your feet dry and smelling great by replenishing up your sock drawer at SOCKSHOP today?


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