You might think washing your feet in a bucket is an obvious idea, but you’d be wrong!
There are many benefits to using a shoe cleaning product.
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Less germs Keeping your feet clean is important to your overall health.
Many germs such as MRSA, E. coli, and salmonella can be found in the soles of shoes, and they’re often spread by sneezing, coughing, or sharing surfaces with people who are sick.
There are also many people who aren’t aware that they’re carrying germs on their hands and feet.
Shoes that are clean also help reduce the chances of getting infected with germs.
Less water Waste is a key issue for many people, and not just in our homes.
According to the Environment Agency, “the average household use of water for domestic hygiene is estimated to be around 30 liters per person per day, which is one of the highest in the world.”
Less pressure on the foot Many people get a little pressure on their feet from walking in public.
to a survey carried out by Footwear for Health, the average pressure on your foot is 4.7 mm.
This is a lot less pressure than many people might be used to.
It’s also much less than the pressure that you can apply to your foot from running or swimming.
Less risk of cuts The pressure on shoes is also much lower than the amount of pressure that can be applied to a cut, or a scratch, using a cutting torch.
While you can still get cuts on your feet from time to time, they are usually caused by something that’s not in your shoe.
Less chance of catching colds If you do get colds, they tend to be mild, and can usually be managed easily with a simple dress shirt or sweater.
More time for exercising Running or swimming can be a great way to get in shape, and is a great option if you want to get out and about without breaking the bank.
However, not all outdoor activities are created equal, and wearing running shoes can increase your risk of developing a cold.
Less work When it comes to your personal hygiene, shoes are often the easiest way to be clean and in the best condition.
They also provide a nice contrast to the look that you might wear in the office or a more formal setting.
However you choose to go about your day, having a clean pair of shoes can also help keep you feeling more relaxed and happy.
Less food waste Shoes help reduce waste significantly by reducing water waste and providing you with a nice clean surface.
Better breathability If you’re regularly taking in fresh air from a window or taking a long walk outside, you’ll want to keep shoes clean and comfortable.
If you live in an apartment or flat, there’s little to no pressure on them and they can be worn for a longer time.
No water waste.
Shoes also reduce water waste significantly.
According the Environment Commission, “water waste is the amount produced in the environment when a single item of household waste exceeds the total amount of water used in the household”.
Most cuts can be managed with a dress shirt and a sweater.
However if you’re taking a short walk outside or are a runner, you might want to consider a running pair.
However not all running shoes are created equally, and you might have to try some other options first.
Reduced risk of catching a cold It’s worth noting that people who wear running shoes do have a slight increase in the risk of getting a cold in the short term.
This isn’t because they’re wearing a pair of running shoes more frequently, but because they are less likely to be wearing a dress on a cold night.
4,000 people worldwide died from colds in 2016, which was the highest yearly number of cold deaths on record.
5,000 more people died from a cold each year in 2030 than in 2015.
6,000 fewer people died of a cold than in 2017.
7,000 less people died than in 2016.
8,000 extra people died in 2020 than in 2019.
9,000 will die from a virus every year from 2020 to 2060.
Source: The Environment Agency (UK), Footwear For Health (UK).
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The average cut on a pair a shoe will take over one week to clean.
However some people might only be able to keep their cuts for a few days.
While the cuts can still be cleaned with a dressing, you won’t get as much time to enjoy the shoes.
The same is true of the cuts that are not as clean as you’d