Summer foot fungus

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by siklid1066, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    How can one prevent foot problems in the summer months?Since your feet sit in sweat for 10 hours a day there do to start rotting away.
  2. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,030

    Goldbond powder and Swap out between 2 pair of work shoes allowing them to dry out everyother day helps alot.
  3. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    2 fungus rash threads in 2 days

    warm weather is coming YAY!

  4. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,186

    Look for Ventilated mesh gym shoes, if you wear boots your screwed ...
    Otherwise, try changing socks and boots frequently, some guys powder boots
    to absorb moisture....
  5. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    Change socks when you feel them geting soaked.
  6. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    A kid that helped me a couple of years had that problem. He wore running shoes...not water proof...and his feet would start out soaked and stay that way all day. They would even have a nice green hue to them from the grass...

    I always wear gore-tex work boots...I sweat in them but my feet arent soaked like his were. Ive never had the fungus problem.
  7. Midstate Lawncare

    Midstate Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Foot fungus is caused by your feet being too wet for too long. Buy some Merrill Shoes!!! Yeah, $90 a pair but last I checked feet were important to this line of work. They are "Vented" hiking boots, unbelieveably comfortable, light and durable. This will be my 5th year an I haven't had one pair of shoes last me an entire season until I got the merrills(last season). I will never work in the warm weather again without them.
  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    One of the best thing I've found for getting rid of athletes foot and jock itch is Monostat 7. I had a doctor tell me this and he was right. Doen't burn, stops the itch and works fast. To keep my feet from sweating so bad I use Right Gaurd spray anti-pres. Around Toothless Wonder and my boys I like cornstarch.
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Swap out shoes every other day. Spray your feet with an anti-fungal spray. Keep anti-fungal powder in your shoes. This works! I have BAD problems with my feet and this is what helped me. But you have to stay doing this regimen or it WILL come back.
  10. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    Also wear white cotton socks. No colors. Boric acid foot baths are no fun, but mine got that bad at one point.

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