Why do feet perspire?
There are about 250,000 sweat glands on the skin of your
feet – more than any other part of your body. Sweat is
perfectly natural, keeping the skin soft and flexible and
controlling the temperature of your feet. People often think
that sweat is the cause of bad odours, but it isn’t. Odour is
produced by bacteria which grow in shoes due to the heat and humidity. They attack the sweat molecules, decomposing
them and generating the bad smell.
How to prevent bad foot odours
To take care of excessive perspiration, wear socks made of natural materials like cotton and shoes that allow your feet to breathe reducing the growth of fungi and bacteria that cause bad odour. Another way is to try using a spray deodorant for shoes to help eliminate bad odours. If you have stubborn perspiration, an anti-odour cream can help, but shoe hygiene is essential too. Try using a spray deodorant for shoes or insoles made from activated charcoal to help eliminate bad odours.