Ew! Beauty: How To Avoid Stinky Boot Feet
First things first, what actually causes smelly feet is a condition called bromhidrosis, otherwise known as “smelly feet syndrome,” which, in plain terms, is an excessive sweating condition. Dr. Levine explains that when bacteria growing in your shoes interacts with your foot sweat, it causes odor. What can make the odor worse is our diet—when we consume foods like onions, peppers, and garlic, they can actually excrete their strong odors through the sweat glands in your feet. “To make matters worse, spicy foods often cause you to sweat more, exacerbating the problem,” says Dr. Levine.