Choosing the correct fit
Choosing boots that fit well is important in the battle against sweat and odours. Boots that are too tight will make the feet get hotter, resulting in increased levels of sweat. Conversely, if you are wearing boots that are too big, your feet will slide and move around inside the shoe, increasing the likelihood of developing painful blisters.
To find well-fitting boots, try the boots on before buying. The fit should be snug around the foot, with enough space for you to wiggle your toes so that your foot doesn't slide when walking.
Check that they are comfortable around the foot and ankle and that you can walk comfortably. Thick socks will change the size of boot you may need, so take your work socks with you to try the footwear on.
New boots can take a while to 'break in', so wear them for shorter periods of time at first before long journeys or full work days.
Socks for sweaty feet
The right socks to combat sweaty feet in boots will be quick drying and breathable. Merino wool performs well due to the porous nature of the fabric, wicking sweat away from the skin quickly, and preventing clammy feet. A unique feature of merino wool is that it traps bacteria, actively working against the odour of sweaty feet.
The Timberland Logo Crew socks are made from hardwearing merino wool with elastane that adds stretch for comfort. Crafted for comfort and performance, these socks are durable for long days at work as well as for moving moisture away from the skin.
How to prevent foot sweat and odour
To prevent foot sweat and odour, start with good foot hygiene. Wash your feet regularly and dry thoroughly after washing them. Using talcum powder or other antiperspirants for feet will absorb moisture while adding insoles can combat odours.
Reducing foot sweat and odours starts by keeping your feet clean. Wash your feet every day, especially after excessive sweating, in order to clean away any remaining sweat and bacteria. It is vital to ensure that your feet are completely dry after washing or showering. If the feet remain damp, fungal diseases like athlete's foot can develop.
Talcum powder or other foot powders can be applied to your feet after washing to ensure all moisture is removed from the skin. These powders can also be applied to the foot immediately before putting on your socks and boots for the day to absorb moisture as you start to sweat.
Antiperspirants work by using metallic salts to block pores in the outer layer of the skin, preventing sweat from being released. If you regularly suffer from excessively sweaty feet, trying an antiperspirant should be your first line of attack.
Odour-absorbing insoles can also be added to your boots to neutralise the smell released by bacteria breaking down your sweat.
Finding the right footwear
Timberland is proud to create a tried and trusted range of boots for work and pleasure. Constructed for comfort and performance, you'll find premium materials and classic designs, equipping you with versatile, durable boots that won't let you down.
Whether you're looking for a hardwearing work boot or relaxed, off-duty shoes, we've got footwear for every occasion.