Men may believe that it is the height of fashion, but the trend of wearing loafers without socks could leave them fungus-infested feet, experts are warning.
The style, 腳臭 through the likes of Ryan Gosling and Jude Law, is bringing about a dramatic rise in cases of bad foot odour and cases of athlete’s foot.
Recent statistics have demostrated that sales of items to treat the embarrassing problems have shot up by over ten percent.
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 inside of the shoe in a breeding ground for bacteria.
This, along with high moisture levels, creates a bad smell and in many cases triggers the itchy fungal infection called 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 says that his team have received a reliable flow of enquiries from customers during 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 interest in certain treatments, he stated.
As the feet contain more sweat glands than somewhere else within the body, this will make them prone to sweating. But 除臭襪 say there are a variety of ways to prevent this.
Mr El-Gohary explains: ‘Wearing the dexrpky21 socks will help absorb sweat whilst keeping the feet dry.
‘People should use cotton over nylon, and ensure these are typically changed daily to protect yourself from a build-up of bacteria.
‘Try alternating between different shoes daily to ensure that they have got ample time to dry off in between use.
He added: ‘If you still have problems consider using a deodorant on feet, a foot spray, or medicated deodorising insoles.