Why going sockless could be a health risk

Why going sockless could be a health risk
From BBC - October 9, 2017

If you wear shoes without socks, you could be at risk of more than just smelly feet.

The College of Podiatry says there's been a rise in fungal infections in young men because of the sockless trend.

Podiatrist Emma Stephenson says she's seeing more 18-25 year-old men with problems associated with wearing shoes without socks and ill-fitting shoes.

The bare ankle look is popular with celebrities on the red carpet.

Singer Sam Smith is often seen showing off his "mankles".

It's a common look on the catwalk and in fashion magazines with models wearing brogues and trainers without socks.

Tinie Tempah has won style awards and can usually be found on the front row at London Fashion Week.

The musician is often spotted going sockless - but does he know about the possible health implications?

"The average feet sweat about half a pint a day," Emma Stephenson tells Newsbeat.


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