The weight loss and foot odor industries have a lot in common. It may not appear so at first glance, but both industries are saturated with products that claim “instant transformation” and easy solutions. Both industries are fraught with (sometimes) dodgy science that has not been carefully scrutinized by the oversight agencies. Consumers need to be careful about what they expose their bodies to — whether they are taking a weight loss supplement or spraying a chemical into their shoes. All in all, most products offer nothing more than a temporary solution for a lifelong and chronic problem. The common message is this: Don’t believe the hype! There is no easy cure for anything in life!
Foot Odor Products Often Make Fanciful Claims
Shoemaker Crocs purported that their shoes were “antimicrobial,” but the Environmental Protection Agency said that manufacturers broke the law by failing to prove the efficacy of their shoes for the expressed purpose. The ShUVee shoe sanitizer had to change its name to the “ShUVee shoe deodorizer” because it was discovered that the product did not, in fact, “sanitize” the shoes to an appropriate level consistent with the labeling. Some essential oils have promised not only to stop foot odor, but to actually cure athlete’s foot, despite the fact that there is no evidence to back these dubious claims.
The Truth About Foot Odor
Foot odor is caused by copious sweating, combined with bacteria. It’s possible to tackle the issue of horrendously smelly feet, but you’ve got to attack the issue on several different fronts. It takes a combination of lifestyle changes, natural home remedies, and conscientious purchases of proven technology that works.
Practical Steps To Get Rid of Stinky Feet and Shoes
– Wash feet with antibacterial soap daily.
– Stop foot sweat with breathable shoes and cotton blend socks.
– Sanitize shoes daily with the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer, which kills up to 99.9% harmful microbes in footwear.
– Visit a podiatrist to clear up any issues of athlete’s foot or foot fungus.
– Keep the feet dry by changing wet socks and alternating shoes to allow for proper dry time.