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Do certain types of shoes cause smelly feet? like sandals?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Certain materials may not absorb sweat and may give off a bad odor. Also if the shoe doesn't "breathe".
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not usually: It could be a reaction to the material that the shoe is made of. Some materials do not breath as well as others and cause increased heat, perspiration and odor.

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Last updated Aug 19, 2012

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