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Five Essentials for Keeping Your Bare Feet Smelling Sweet

  • Najib Benouar


In this heat, you should be taking every opportunity you get to go sockless.

And chances are, by now you’ve already logged more than a few (hundred) barefoot hours in your loafers, plimsolls or boat shoes. But here’s the rub: it’s only a matter of time before the sweatiness catches up to you.

Here’s how you’ll nip it in the bud.

AnklesLeather Insoles: Invest in a good pair of shoes for your barefoot endeavors—and that means something with a naturally sweat-/odor-neutralizing leather insole.

AnklesCedar Shoe Trees: They’re like leather insoles for your leather insoles, while keeping your shell cordovan in top form.

AnklesGive ’Em a Good Scrub: Every week or so, make sure your tootsies are clean and smooth, so there’s nothing lingering on your feet to catch sweat or cause any additional odor.

AnklesFoot Deodorant: The gold standard for lumberjacks and dandies alike is Gold Bond, but for the powder-averse, this foot cream from Kiehl’s is a great option.

AnklesIf You Must: For the severe cases, a cotton liner is just downright necessary, and we get that, but to keep the sockless look, you’ll want a barely there option like the loafer sock from MS&Co. or a washable terry-cloth insole liner to absorb it all and then get thrown in the wash.