My feet stink. Bad. I *hate* going to people's homes where you have to take off your shoes because it's vile and embarrassing. It's weird - they look healthy, no fungus or peeling or flaky bits or anything. I keep my nails trimmed and frequently painted, although not always.
don't really smell, at least not after they've been off my feet for twenty minutes or so. But my feet will stink after taking my shoes off until I shower or wash them. This is generally true of any shoes I have owned, and within the last several years I can't think of any exceptions.
I wash my feet carefully every night when I get home from work and dry them thoroughly. I wear clean socks every day (two pairs sometimes - one in the morning and a second after I wash my feet until I go to bed, or I go barefoot then). I spray my feet with this
every morning before putting on socks and shoes (sometimes it makes a difference and sometimes it doesn't - and I can't tell why that is, ie, it's not tied to the particular shoe or whatever). Sometimes I spray that in my shoes too. Sometimes I sleep in socks and sometimes I don't. My feet don't seem
particularly sweaty, in terms of feeling damp or slick or anything like that.
The last straw came when I thought that my fresh sheets smelled like foot funk - and I finally determined that the mattress
has taken on the odor of my feet. UGH. This, even though I'm careful to wash them before getting into bed!
Please recommend brands or specific shoes (or socks) that will help prevent this problem. (I'm a 30-year-old woman with a business casual job - heels, flats, whatever as long as they fit in that environment). I usually shop at DSW and I look for natural materials, but honestly it doesn't seem to make a difference.
Help me figure out if there's anything else I can do besides washing, drying, and using Odor-X on my feet and/or shoes to prevent or effectively mask the smell when I remove my shoes.
Help me figure out what to do about the mattress to get rid of smell! It's a pillowtop, so I can't flip it, and I really don't want to rotate it now.
Possibly related: I do tend to sweat through shirts, and have used Certain-Dri with great success for my pits. However, they don't stink unless I've been working out really hard; they just get wet. My feet are the opposite - they seem dry but will knock you out.