Do not wear overly tight shoes and ensure good air ventilation around your feet. Trainers with air ventilation holes or open shoes will help you to achieve a good airflow.
Avoid wearing wet shoes and take your time to dry them thoroughly. The same applies to socks. You should also change shoes and socks on a regular basis, preferably daily.
You should wear socks made out of cotton, as it is more breathable than synthetic cloth.
Foot care equals prevention: Your feet should be washed and dried thoroughly on a daily basis. You should not wear socks until your feet are completely dry.
If you have problems with sweat, you can use talcum powder. It has a hygroscopic effect and will also reduce bad smell.
Avoid walking barefoot, especially in public places. Protect your feet with flip-flops or shower shoes when you’re in swimming pools or when you go to a sauna.
If you already have an athlete’s foot infection, think about other people and avoid spreading the fungus. Therefore, you should avoid walking barefoot and you should also change towels and bedclothes on a regular basis.