The Facts on Foot Odor & Perspiration:
What Is Foot Odor & Sweat?
Foot odor is a common foot skin issue. When you have sweaty feet, the excess foot perspiration soaks the lining of your shoes and socks, and creates an environment for bacteria, which can grow and cause a bad odor.
Smelly feet and/or shoes especially when you first take your shoes off are the most common signs of foot odor.
People who wear poorly ventilated shoes, synthetic or non-leather boots, or non-wicking socks made of polyester or nylon may be more likely to have persistent foot odor.
What Causes Foot Odor & Perspiration?
Sweaty feet allow bacteria to grow, and the bacteria that feed off the dead skin cells from your feet are the biggest cause of foot odor.