People love going sock-less during the summer, but while you may feel breezy and comfortable, your feet probably won’t smell as fresh. That’s why we were stoked to find these five pairs of summer shoes, that all feature new technology to keep you sweat-free and stink-free too.
From Footwear News:
There are some situations where a blast of Febreeze just won’t do the trick — smelly shoes.
People get smelly feet when perspiration has no where to evaporate. According to foot accessories company Dr. Scholl’s, when feet sweat, excess foot perspiration soaks the lining of shoes and can create an environment for bacteria, which can grow and cause bad odor.
But help is on the way with a range of footwear styles that feature linings that help release antimicrobial components when conditions for bacteria growth are present. They offer built-in protection by continuously resisting the growth of microbes.
While many brands tout this feature in both closed and sandal shoe styles with proprietary linings, there are several branded components on the market, including Agion, Microban and Microban’s Aegis technology, that offer this feature.
Here, FN has curated a range of looks for men and women that promote good foot health and keep feet feeling fresh and clean.
1. Men’s Ecco Yucatan
This outdoor sandal features a nubuck lining and stretch fit textile lining, flexible rugged outsole and dual-density Agion-treated covered footbed. For a customized fit, straps are adjustable. Designed to be worn outdoors, just rinse them underwater when they get dirty to remove gunk and odors.
2. Women’s Teva Verra
A lightweight casual sandal features adjustable hook-and-loop close straps and contoured EVA foam midsole. Microban is a zinc-based coasting that provides antimicrobial treatment for odor control (For reference: zinc is also a common ingredient found in deodorants).
3. Women’s Naturalizer Venecia
Stay comfortable 9 to 5 in a midheel pump with Ortholite foam insoles, slip-resistant outsoles and soft textile lining treated with Agion technology.
4. Women’s Dansko Honor
An athleisure style features a Scotchguard-treated suede and mesh upper, contoured memory foam footbed and Aegis linings for odor-free wear.
5. Men’s Aria Relentless Gold Buckle Cowboy Boot
For wear on and off the ranch, this boot features DuraTread outsole technology for enhanced grip and durability, and a proprietary ATS Pro insole that combines moisture-wicking Agion technology with Smart Rebound that helps dissipate pressure in the forefoot and cushions the heel.
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