Men who wear shoes without socks are at an increased risk of developing fungal infections, reveals a new study published in The Telegraph.
The feet give out approximately 230 ml of sweat every day. In the absence of comfortable cotton socks, the excess sweat does not get absorbed but soaks into the unbreathable material in shoes, which gives rise to conditions like athlete's foot, leaving a person with flaky, sore and scaly feet.
Emma Stevenson from the College of Podiatry reported to The Telegraph saying that too much of sweatiness of the foot can lead to too much moisture in the feet causes fungal infections.
A few tips can help prevent these fungal infections. Here are a few:
- Placing dry tea bags in shoes overnight can absorb the extra sweat.
- Spray the feet with antiperspirant before wearing the shoes
- Let the shoes dry off for 48 hours
- Avoid wearing the same shoes everyday
- After removing the socks, wash and dry feet correctly
- Stop wearing shoes that give you pain
Pointed shoes are not shaped correctly for the foot and wearing them can result in ill-fitting shoes, which in turn, causes friction over the bony prominence of the feet including toes and heels, reveals Stevenson.