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February 22, 2021
Dan McCarty

Hello! I loved reading this article. It gave me some good tips for if I develop athlete’s foot. I had it once as a kid, but ever since then, I’ve avoided it. If you develop it in a warm climate or during a warm part of the year, the best thing you can do is wear sandals as opposed to enclosed shoes, especially with socks. A light, open shoe will definitely allow the feet to breathe and help them get back in shape, and I think sandals are especially comfortable anyway, particularly when you’re outdoors and a light breeze blows on the feet. Even if you’re not a sandal-wearer, give them a try if you have athlete’s foot. You won’t be disappointed and you may want to stick to wearing them!

February 22, 2021
Natural Footgear

Thank you for your comment, Dan! It’s hard to beat the combination of a dry environment for the foot and exposure to sunlight in addressing athlete’s foot. Foot-healthy sandals are an excellent option for the scenarios you mentioned!

All the best,
Robyn Hughes, ND

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