Men may believe it is the height of fashion, although the trend of wearing loafers without socks could leave them with fungus-infested feet, experts are warning.
The look, 腳臭 from the likes of Ryan Gosling and Jude Law, is bringing about a dramatic increase in cases of bad foot odour and cases of athlete’s foot.
Recent statistics have shown that sales of merchandise 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 may be causing men to complain of itchy, smelly feet
Not wearing socks causes sweat to seep directly into the shoe’s leather, which turns the inside of the shoe in a breeding ground for bacteria.
This, combined with high moisture levels, produces 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 states that his team have received a reliable flow of enquiries from customers in the last month asking about how they can minimise foot odour when wearing shoes without socks.
‘While traditionally we always visit a spike in sales since the summer foot ware season begins, the latest fashions often affect need for certain treatments, he was quoted saying.
Since the feet contain more sweat glands than somewhere else in your body, as a result them quite likely going to sweating. But 除臭襪 say there are many of ways to prevent this.
Mr El-Gohary explains: ‘Wearing the dexrpky21 socks can help absorb sweat and keep the feet dry.
‘People should use cotton over nylon, and make sure these are changed daily in order to avoid a build-up of bacteria.
‘Try alternating between different shoes daily to make certain that they have got enough time to dry off somewhere between use.
He added: ‘If you still need problems consider using a deodorant on feet, a foot spray, or medicated deodorising insoles.