You can find a variety of shoes on the market today that have uppers made of leather or synthetic waterproof materials. However, when wearing them, you not only face sweaty feet and a possible smell, but you also risk fungal infections, which can really bother a person. What to do about it? Let your feet breathe!
The risks of wearing artificial leather and unbreathable shoes
Unbreathable footwear is a great place for bacteria to breed in a moist and warm environment. The result is foot odour that bothers you and others around you.
That's why, in addition to breathable footwear, it's a good idea to use a natural antimicrobial shoe spray to prevent foot odor. Thanks to special enzymatic technology, the odour molecules are absorbed, so that the odour of the shoes is quickly and effectively neutralised.
Foot fungus can give feet a bad time.
The bigger problem, however, is feet fungus. This thrives mainly on damp and steamy skin. Thus, they are most often encountered in people who wear unbreathable shoes or socks made of synthetic materials. Your feet can be infected by several types of foot fungus, affecting the soles of the feet, the space between the toes and also the nails.
How do you know if you have a problem? Initially, you will feel a strong and uncomfortable itch, with no visible changes to your skin. Gradually, these may show up as reddened patches and whitish, soaked skin with small cracks. In the case of the nails, be alert when the edges become thicker, gradually change colour (from yellow to brown) and then fray. In addition, nail fungus can spread to the surrounding skin, which becomes red and smells unpleasant. In these cases, medication is necessary, and treatment for toenail fungus can take several long months.
In hemp canvas barefoot shoes, your feet will breathe, almost as if you were walking with your bare feet.
Breathable and comfortable hemp canvas shoes
Hemp canvas is known for its breathability, absorbency and also its antimicrobial properties. Thanks to this, you can be sure that your feet will be beautifully fresh and dry in shoes made from it.
In addition, if you choose barefoot shoes made from hemp canvas, you will support the health of not only your feet, but also your entire body. By wearing barefoot shoes:
- You activate the sole muscles and strengthen the ligaments in the foot. This returns it to its natural position and helps to hold the shape of the arch.
- You prevent deformities such as hammer toes, bunions and various blisters.
- You help to activate the deep abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor.
- You support the health of your ankles, knees and hips.
These benefits are numerous. You can learn more about them, for example, in the article Barefoot and Women's Health.
The ecological dimension of hemp canvas
Hemp is known for its ability to grow to maturity quickly and without the need for intensive cultivation. Along with bamboo, it is one of the fastest growing plants ever, returning much of its nutrients to the soil in which it grew as it grows. It also requires 50 % less water to grow than cotton, can grow in almost any climate, and does not require a lot of space or intensive farming practices. Unlike synthetic materials that take hundreds of years to decompose, hemp canvas is also easily biodegradable.
Moreover, Bohempia's barefoots are produced in a family-run factory that meets high European standards, using 100 % solar energy as part of a carbon-neutral production process.
What to say in conclusion? The fact that by wearing Bohempia barefoot shoes you will not only make your wardrobe, your health, but also the nature happy.