Foot Conditions A-Z
Though foot odor usually is not a serious condition, feet that smell bad can be a nuisance and a potential embarrassment in some situations. Foot odor is fairly common, especially among people who are very active and/or whose feet tend to sweat a lot. According to the 2012 National Foot Health Assessment conducted for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health by the NPD Group, 16 percent of adults age 21 and older (about 36 million people) have experienced foot odor. It is equally common in men and women.