How to Prevent Sweaty Feet in Sandals

Rocking sweet feet in sandals is no sweat.

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Sweaty feet are not so sweet. Especially when they're on display in a sandal for all the world to see. Perhaps you sweat so much your sandals squeak or -- worse -- you leave a trail of toe tears with every step. But you're not alone: Everyone has over 250,000 sweat glands in each one of their tootsies. That's a veritable sweat shop capable of churning out a factory full of foot stank, aka bacteria and yeast. If you're like the average diva next door, there's no way you're going to tolerate the wet look on your feet. Fortunately, fresh and dry sandals are out there just waiting for you to step into.

1.

Always start with clean feet when rocking a pair of sandals. Treat yourself to a daily mini pedi -- a five-minute foot soak in an antibacterial soap to soften, sweeten and maybe even prevent the sandal sweats in the first place. Use a dollop of antibacterial hand soap added to the water. Rinse well with warm water and make sure you dry thoroughly, especially between the toes.

2.

After you apply your antiperspirant to your pits, share a swipe with your appendages to the south. You could go out and buy your feet their own but, sharing is good; sharing is fine. Swipe it right on your feet.

3.

Powder your feet with a medicated powder before slipping into your sandals. If you're not a fan of white, chalky feet that resemble a freshly-powdered baby's butt, dust the top of your feet with a clean brush or tissue to remove any excess. Medicated powder will put the kibosh on your slick soles.

4.

Insert a sandal insole pad to wick up moisture from the foot. Most insoles have an adhesive backing. Simply peel off the backing and place it on the insole of the sandal. If it is too big, cut it with a pair of scissors to fit your sandal.

5.

Don't tread on smoking hot asphalt or wander across the Sahara Desert in flip flops. Just sayin'.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Antibacterial soap

3.Antiperspirant

5.Brush

7.Insoles

2.Water

4.Medicated powder

6.Tissue

8.Scissors

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Visit a dermatologist or podiatrist if your sweating is off the charts and you can't control it with OTC topicals.

 

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