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Avoid Getting Smelly Feet This Summer

Posted on June 16 2016


As the summer temperatures soar, your feet can unexpectedly turn into a stink bomb, leaving your coworkers squirming in their seats as you pass them in the office.

And we’re not all granted the freedom to wear whatever we please to the office in the warmer summer months, so a short walk to work can result in your feet (and socks) smelling uncontrollably. 

The bacteria that lives on your skin, in your shoes and in your socks eats away at your sweat, which can produce an acidic by-product that is not a pleasant surprise, especially for those who are forced to sit close to you. 

Luckily developing smelly feet is natural and totally common and you can easily reduce the unwanted bacteria by creating a drier habitat for your feet.

The best way to deal with this is to nip the problem in the bud — here are four ways to eliminate unwanted foot odour this summer. 

Tea Bath:
The acid in tea can reduce the size of your pores, which can reduce the amount your feet sweat. Tea can also act as a natural antibiotic, which will kill the bacteria on your feet. Add two black tea bags to 2.5 cups of water and boil for 15 minutes. Add six cups of cool water, and then pour the solution into a tub or large bowl. Soak your feet for 30 minutes once a day for a week.

Pick The Right Socks:
Socks made out of materials like nylon can trap unwanted moisture around your feet. Cotton socks, however, allow your feet to breathe naturally. Which is why the Yo Sox team recommends purchasing some cool crew or no show socks.   Our socks are made out of compact cotton which means they are anti-microbial and breathable so your feet will stay clean and fresh all day.

Spray Your Shoes:
Pick up some Lysol Disinfectant Spray and give all of your smelly shoes a good spray. This spray contains ethanol and sanitizing ingredients that will kill unwanted bacteria. After spraying your shoes, spray a clean pair of socks and place them inside your shoes and leave them overnight. This will allow for more disinfectant spray to soak into your shoes.

Use Powder:
If all else fails, a great (and affordable) way to deodorize your shoes is to sprinkle cornstarch into your shoes to help absorb unwanted moisture. You can sprinkle cornstarch into your shoes each morning before you head out the door.


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