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October 2021 | 5 Minute Read
When I lived in France on an exchange program as a teenager, I lived with a very fashionable family. I remember Jacques (the father) told me in his distinct French accent: one should never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. He did not explain, and I was too embarrassed to ask (because I am sure that I was wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row due to my limited wardrobe when living abroad). So I looked it up and here is the clever reason why.
After a long day in your shoes, keep them to the side and let them rest. Air them out and pick another pair to wear the following day. Why? Well, they will not only last much longer but will also help to prevent those seemingly embarrassing stinky feet.
Compression and sweat are the biggest culprits of stinky feet. Your feet produce half a pint of sweat a day, and the moisture amalgamates with the materials and bacteria to foster a righteous odor. This is especially common in running shoes, as you’re probably using them to work out and the sweat production is at an all-time high.
You may be scratching your head, and asking me, “why would I buy two of the same pair of shoes?”. Well, I understand that buying two shoes may be a little redundant and expensive in the short run, especially for people that require special shoes for work. However, in the long run, you will prolong the lifespan of your shoes and will mitigate replacing it more frequently.
Like mentioned above, keep your shoes on rotation. Think of it as a chance to play with your outfits and bonus, you won’t have to hear your friends and family making comments about your stinky feet.
Choose natural fibres around your feet. Natural fibres let moisture wick, allowing for more breathability as your feet begin to sweat throughout the day.
Synthetic fibres are moisture trapping, perpetuating the stink. Think of a wet sponge in a Ziploc bag out in the sun, that’s what your feet are like in socks made from synthetic fibres. That visual may be extreme, but sometimes we forget to take really good care of our feet, they do so much for us, and they deserve the best care.
Deodorant will help to absorb moisture that odor-causing bacteria needs to grow and neutralize odor. Applying a few swipes to your feet before putting on your socks will minimize odor and keep your feet and shoes fresher for longer.
The moisture produced from the 250,000 sweat glands on your feet, mixed with bacteria and the fabrics from your socks and shoes will eat away at the actual materials of the shoes will hasten the speed at which your shoes will lose their shape and durability.
If you want to see your shoes in the next season, here are some things to keep in mind to reduce sweat and odor:
The following steps will help keep your shoes fresh and odor free, say goodbye to this seemingly embarrassing body discomfort by wearing shoes, the French way.
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