How Our Socks Prevent Athlete's Foot

Working on your feet all day or living an active life can really do a number on your feet. Without the right socks and shoes, it could be really bad for the health of your feet. In fact, if your not careful you may easily find your self with athlete's foot.

 

So What Is Athlete's Foot?

Athlete's foot is a very common condition that affects millions of Americans at some point in their life. If you have not had it yet, you are one of the lucky few and you should want to keep it that way! Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that grows on your feet and eats away at the skin. As you can probably imagine, this type of infection is extremely uncomfortable and painful. Luckily, there are a lot of over the counter anti-fungal medications that can cure the infection. However, it is certainly not an experience you want to have if you can avoid it.

 

Fungus, like athlete's foot, thrives in warm, dark, and moist places. These conditions are often met due to working heavily in socks and shoes for long periods at a time. Wearing footwear automatically puts your feet in a dark space. When you add a little sweat and warmth from all that hard work, you find yourself with all the ingredients for athlete's foot and other fungus.

How Can Socks Prevent Fungus?

At Pro-Tect, we use copper oxide and merino wool to keep athlete's foot and other fungal infections at bay! Mering wool allows the absorption and release of moisture. This movement of moisture allows the fabric to “breath” and keeps your feet ventilated. Without the build up of sweat, fungus won't have the moisture needed to grow and that's not even the best part. Copper oxide has wonderful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that keep fungus and bacteria from growing altogether.

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