One of the things that most of us have had to confront at some point our lives is that we, or someone that is far too close to us at the time, get a case of smelly feet. It’s never too difficult to identify; what seemed like clear, clean, breathable air moment gets a ripe, full odor the moment shoes come off.
Why does this happen? And is there anything you can do about it?
You may not realize it, but your feet secrete small amounts of moisture constantly. In other words, everyone has sweaty feet. The degree to which feet sweat vary from individual to individual, and a lot of it also depends on what activities you’re undertaking, but it is that constant perspiration that is the chief cause of why feet smell. It is when this sweat, either on your skin, or soaked in the fabric of your socks or shoes begins to decompose that the smell comes out.
However, moisture wicking socks can help with this. By taking advantage of natural physics with specific materials, moisture wicking socks literally soak up the perspiration secreted by your feet, and carries it away to the surface and top of the sock, to let it naturally evaporate there, instead of being gathered in the fabric of the shock or shoe itself, to create that unpleasant odor. The more active you are, the more you sweat, and naturally this type of sock will prove to be a valuable aid in preventing that perspiration build up from not just making your feet stink, but creating friction related discomfort such as blister formation.
Smelly feet are far from a serious problem compared to some foot conditions, but at the same time, it’s not something that people really want to embrace. A good Pro-Tect moisture wicking sock is a great way to enjoy the health benefits of exercise while avoiding some of the less comfortable side-effects.