Who has the worst foot odor, male or female?

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  1. rutley profile image72
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    Who has the worst foot odor, male or female?

  2. daisyf1305 profile image76
    daisyf1305posted 6 years ago

    This one is funny but I think males do, Since men sweat a bit more and have less chances of changing their socks. They are prone to fungus and therefore odor.
    But my mother likes to wear her sneakers without socks and has to wash her shoes daily and makes them smelly.

  3. hirundine profile image60
    hirundineposted 6 years ago

    Yikes! I should not be answering since my experience is very limited in the area. Good luck with your research. In general, I agree with the idea that men "stink it up more" in the foot area! .... cheers!

  4. blessedp profile image78
    blessedpposted 6 years ago

    Males-  Their stinky feet beats all.  Maybe they do not  take the necessary measures to be hygienic concerning smelly feet.

  5. Brandon E Newman profile image68
    Brandon E Newmanposted 6 years ago

    Women's feet can be equally as stinky, they are just better at hiding it from men.

  6. Michele Travis profile image68
    Michele Travisposted 6 years ago

    I do not know, but you may go out and smell as many as you want.  Then, if you want to do so, you can tell us the results later:)

  7. rutley profile image72
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    I'm not a secret foot smeller.....ha ha ...this originated from my kids fighting over who's feet smell more!  I just like to ask questions no one else would!  Thanks for the answers!

    1. Anjili profile image81
      Anjiliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi rutley,
      please conduct the feet smelling study and let's have the results soon ;-)

  8. shara63 profile image65
    shara63posted 6 years ago

    its not of male or female, but its the quality of foot sweat that defines the quality of foot odour ie, Hard, pungent or mild. so, Male & Female both can have  stinky feet of equal intensity.

    The quality of foot odor is often reported as a thick, cheesy smell. Some describe the smell like that of malt vinegar. However, it can also be ammonia-like. Brevibacteria are considered a major cause of foot odor because they ingest dead skin on the feet and, in the process, convert amino acid methionine into methanethiol, which has a Sulfuric aroma. The dead skin that fuels this process is especially common on the soles and between the toes. The brevibacteria is also what gives cheeses such as Limburger, Bel Paese, Port du Salut, Pálpusztai and Munster their characteristic pungency.

    Propionic acid (propanoic acid) is also present in many foot sweat samples.This acid is a breakdown product of amino acids by Propionibacteria, which thrive in the ducts of adolescent and adult sebaceous glands. The similarity in chemical structures between propionic acid and acetic acid, which share many physical characteristics such as odor, may account for foot odors identified as being vinegar-like. Isovaleric acid is the other source of foot odor and is a result of actions of the bacteria Staphylococcus epidermidis, which is also present in several strong cheese types.

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    Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

    Well, from my experience with a Dad and a brother.......males!  No offence guys, but I think your feet stink worse, whatever the reason that may be!  Lol

    1. Anjili profile image81
      Anjiliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is interesting to see how men point at women and women at men. Given similar conditions, both feet will stink. The more we aerate our legs, the less the stench. Now, who of the two does it more often?

 
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