Men may believe that it is the height of fashion, nevertheless the trend of wearing loafers without socks could leave them with fungus-infested feet, experts are warning.
The look, 腳臭 with the likes of Ryan Gosling and Jude Law, is bringing about a dramatic surge in cases of bad foot odour and cases of athlete’s foot.
Recent statistics have shown that sales of products to remedy the embarrassing problems have shot up by over ten %.
Kicking up a stink?: Hollywood stars including Ryan Gosling (left) and Jude law (right) have pioneered the unhygienic trend that is certainly causing men to complain of itchy, smelly feet
Not wearing socks causes sweat to seep into the shoe’s leather, which turns the within the shoe in to a breeding ground for bacteria.
This, coupled with high moisture levels, results in a bad smell and in many cases triggers the itchy fungal infection known as athlete’s foot.
Online pharmacy Chemist Direct has reported a surge in sales of foot deodorants and perfumed insole to mask unpleasant shoe smells.
Pharmacist Omar El-Gohary states that his team have received a steady flow of enquiries from customers in the last month asking about how they may minimise foot odour when wearing shoes without socks.
‘While traditionally we always notice a spike in sales since the summer foot ware season begins, the most up-to-date fashions often affect need for certain treatments, he was quoted saying.
Since the feet contain more sweat glands than elsewhere in your body, this will make them very likely to sweating. But 除臭襪 say there are numerous of ways to prevent this.
Mr El-Gohary explains: ‘Wearing the dexrpky21 socks can help absorb sweat and keep the feet dry.
‘People should use cotton over nylon, and ensure they are changed daily to avoid a build-up of bacteria.
‘Try alternating between different shoes daily to ensure that they may have enough time to dry off somewhere between use.
He added: ‘If you still need problems think about using a deodorant on feet, a foot spray, or medicated deodorising insoles.