Most families have someone who suffers from smelly feet and shoes. Typically younger members of the family are affected. These unpleasant odours are associated with higher than normal population densities of bacteria and their resulting exoenzyme generation. Bacteria, yeasts and fungi thrive in the warm, moist, environment inside shoes, particularly athletic shoes. Sweat and skin particles provide bacterial hosts and their decay adds to the problem. Foot and shoe odour can be controlled with simple measures. Wash the feet regularly, with an antibacterial soap if possible and dry thoroughly. Change socks frequently. Wear shoes that breathe and allow them to air in the sun where possible. Go barefoot or wear sandals where possible. We also recommend Odorex® Foot And Shoe Deodoriser.