French men have smelliest socks, shows survey

Published: 12th October 2011

French men have smelliest socks, shows survey
Men in France may have the smelliest footwear, according to a new study by Swiss firm Blacksocks.

Only 66 per cent of French men admitted to changing their socks daily, while men from Switzerland were found to be almost as odorous with just seven in ten putting on a clean pair each day.

German and British men were found to be the most hygienic males, with 78 per cent of people polled revealing that they changed their socks daily.

The frequency of changing socks could be attributed to the number of pairs owned, as German men have an average of 24 pairs each, while the Swiss have only 22.

Men in France were shown to own the least pairs, having just 17 pairs each on average.

The survey analysed sock habits in six European states and polled 3,000 people.

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