Women and shoes are a legendary love story. The more the merrier! But let us not forget the opposite sex; the passion to collect shoes of all kinds has also spread among men. This phenomenon is turning many bachelor pads into sneaker showrooms. Not necessarily the most fragrant of all prized collections, if you ask us…
After all, shoes are the ideal home for millions of microbes. The best-known representatives amongst these are bacteria, which release acids when in contact with sweat. These acids, in particular, are the reason feet sometimes smell a bit like cheese. In any event, these odorous culprits cause your shoes and the area around them to stink.
This smelly situation is enough to make anyone hold their nose! After all, they don’t call them ‘cheesy feet’ for nothing. In fact, analytical measurements demonstrate that the odor molecules in shoes worn frequently correspond exactly with those emitted by gorgonzola, cheddar, and blue cheese. “Bon appétit” as the French would say.
Not particularly interested in a cheese tasting? Then antimicrobial shoes are the right choice for you. During manufacturing, they are treated to sustainably and permanently prevent the growth of bacteria so that smelly shoes are no longer an issue. Additionally, this special method protects the material and thus preserves wearing comfort and endurance.
Granted, we can’t spare you from having to clean your shoes, something you should ideally do on a regular basis. But the good news is that if your favorite shoe is treated with the Sanitized® hygiene function to help permanently and efficiently reduce unpleasant odors, you can prolong your wearing pleasure. Plus they won’t stink up stairwells, locker rooms or apartments. Be a proud Shoe-aholic!