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Remedies for Sweaty Feet

We’ve had some scorching hot weather over the past couple weeks. And with hot weather, comes sweat – and that includes foot sweat!

Sweaty Feet can be a result of many things. From exercise to warm weather (like this latest heatwave), your feet can sweat like the rest of your body – although the discomfort is slightly different. If it’s persistent, excessive or unaddressed, sweaty feet can lead to Foot Odour, Athlete’s Foot and Toenail Fungus. It also makes you more susceptible to Foot Blisters.

While foot sweat is totally normal, sometimes it can be made worse by other health issues, like a condition called Hyperhidrosis. This condition only affects approximately 5% of the population, so check in with your Chiropodist.

Feet First can help you with any foot odour, foot fungus or toenail fungus. Here are also some tips you can incorporate into your routine at home to help with your sweaty feet:

Wash Your Feet Regularly

Aside from a bath or shower, give your feet an extra cleanup throughout the day. Especially during the dog days of summer when the weather can be extra humid.  

A simple way to help your sweaty feet is to wash your feet whenever you come in from outdoors, regardless of whether you are jumping in the shower or not. Regularly washing your feet will keep them clean and reduce sweating and any associated odour. 

When you do wash your feet, make sure you also dry them thoroughly – especially in between the toes! Moisture can often get trapped between the toes, making it a favourite spot for fungi to set up shop.

Soak Feet in Black Tea 

The tannins from black tea help to close your skin’s pores, thus reducing sweating. 

For a black tea foot soak, pour boiling water in your foot bath or basin, and put in 2 black tea bags. Allow the temperature to cool enough for comfort, and relax with your feet in the tub for 20 minutes.

Apply Rubbing Alcohol

Dab a small amount of rubbing alcohol between your toes or on the other sweaty areas on your feet. This works wonders to dry out your sweat glands; however, make sure you don’t overdo it! Rubbing alcohol is an astringent, so if you use it too much or too often, you could be facing dry and scaly skin. 

Use Anti-Fungal Foot Powder

These powders contain coolants such as menthol to help alleviate sweaty feet. Foot powders help to keep your feet dry and odour-free. Another DIY remedy straight out of your kitchen cupboard is cornstarch. A quick dusting of your feet with this baking supply will help keep your feet dry; however cornstarch does not contain the same anti-fungal properties as a medicated powder.

Choose Proper Footwear

Make sure whatever you wear is breathable. Canvas material and engineered mesh (like what you will find in running shoes) is great and designed with sweaty feet in mind. They offer ventilation and improve the airflow to your feet. Breathable leather (or a vegan alternative, like EVA or Birkenstock’s Birko-Flor), cork (found in Birkenstock, Mephisto and Naot shoes) and a synthetic product called Ortholite (commonly found in the footbeds and insoles of Clarks, Mephisto and ASICS products) also helps to combat sweaty feet. 

Make sure you are not suffering for fashion either. When shoes are too narrow and cram your toes, that friction increases sweat production.

Insoles are a great help too. We Have Amazing Options Available Here at Feet First! Check out our selection of Superfeet Insoles designed with sweaty feet in mind for the athlete out on the trails, court, or ice!

Bring a Spare Pair of Socks 

Always a great tip but often overlooked! Bringing a spare pair of socks to work or your workout will help refresh your feet throughout your day, so you can avoid the stress of unwanted foot sweat. The joyful feeling of a fresh pair of socks on your feet is so underrated! 

Need Help with Your Sweaty Feet?

Whether it’s looking for proper footwear, from insoles to socks to shoes or needing help with your athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, Feet First Clinic is here to help! Call us today and book your appointment at 416-769-3338!

Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.