From the Netdoctor news article:
There has been a significant rise in the number of foot-related problems, especially in men
We’re all guilty of wearing shoes without socks from time-to-time, but people who make a habit of it are more at risk of developing fungal problems and infections such as athlete’s foot, the College of Podiatry has warned.
Some experts are blaming the “bare ankle” trend, which has filtered down from the catwalk to become something of a statement – particularly for men, who pair the sockless look with both casual and formal attire. This, coupled with the rise in poorly-made footwear, has caused a significant increase in the number of unwanted foot conditions, says podiatrist Emma Stevenson from the College of Podiatry.
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