I never got the appeal of not wearing socks. Firstly, shoes without socks are as uncomfortable as having Christmas dinner with Dad’s new “friend”. Moreover, socks are like a literal hug for your feet, unless you’re trekking on the beach I see no reason to disregard one of life’s little pleasures.
If only we all appreciated socks as much as I did, then we probably wouldn’t be in the position that we are now.
According to the UK College of Podiatry, there’s been a huge increase in fungal infections in men aged 18-25, all thanks to the sockless trend.
Podiatrist Emma Stephenson reckons that she’s seen a whole heap of blokes in that age bracket with foot problems associated with not wearing socks, or donning ill-fitting shoes.
“The average feet sweat about half a pint a day,” Emma Stephenson tells Newsbeat.
“Too much moisture and warmth can lead to fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.”
Emma reckons that the consequences are pretty damn severe, like please wear a pair of socks severe.
“One of the worst incidents I’ve seen is a 19 year-old man who worked in a car wash. He had very sweaty feet and trench foot.”
If you don’t know what trench foot is, I’ll save you the google and let you know that it’s kinda the last thing you would ever want to happen to your foot.
Why risk dealing with some smelly foot fungus when you can chuck a pair of these bad boys on and be on your merry way?
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