Why is it that our feet can be sweaty even when the rest of our body isn't? And why do some people suffer from smelly feet? The answer lies in the fact that our feet have the most sweat glands in the body - roughly 250,000 in fact! So when we get hot, the first place to sweat is our feet. Sweating is our body's cooling mechanism - the evaporation of sweat is what cools us. Now here's the rub: most of the time we are sweating (think exercise) we are wearing socks and shoes so there is nowhere for the sweat to evaporate. Especially if you are wearing socks and shoes made from synthetic materials. So, your feet stay wet and hot and bacteria (which are everywhere) and thrive in warm moist environments, multiply and release odor - hence, smelly feet. There are things you can do to minimise this problem: choose cotton or wool socks as they allow your feet to breathe, go barefoot as much as possible and wash your feet with warm soapy water and dry them thoroughly.
If you suffer from excessive sweating on your feet, you could opt for a Botox treatment to block the nerves and "paralyze" the sweat glands.
Follow these tips and your feet will smell like roses....or at least, will not be stinky!.