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We’ve got a hunch that, sometime in the near future, as you’re heading out for the day, you might feel the strong urge to forgo socks entirely. And that day will be glorious. But also: sweaty. Unless you play it right.

While you’d do well to brush up on our five essentials to keeping your feet smelling sweet, there is one thing you can get now that will prove indispensable throughout the muggier months—regardless of what your insole is made of, or whether or not you’ve got cedar shoe trees just for your sneakers… A quality foot powder.

So, should you feel the need to go beyond the regular old drugstore-variety talcs, we’ve gone and rounded up the five finest fancy foot powders on the market:

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Cold Spring Apothecary

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Acqua di Parma

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Caswell-Massey

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Jack Black

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Santa Maria Novella

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar