All About Foot Covers

All About Foot Covers

Shoes, particularly high-quality ones, take a lot of time and effort to maintain. This includes everything from polish to wipes to scrubs.

However, one thing that is often not talked about is the care of the feet that are inside the shoes. A lot of the time, we focus mostly on keeping the exterior of the shoes clean that not enough attention is given to the inside, which is just as important. A lot of tools and accessories are made to keep the inside of shoes clean and fresh, and foot covers are just one of those.

Foot covers are sock-like materials that are designed to cover and protect the feet while they are in shoes. They are much shorter than socks and aren’t visible from the exterior of the shoes.

Foot covers are very helpful in that they keep the insides of shoes fresh and clean. It’s no secret that feet sweat, particularly in our climate and that sweat accumulated in shoes gives them an unpleasant odor that can be very embarrassing for the user. Foot covers absorb all the sweat and prevent them from seeping into the shoe itself.

Foot covers are made of various materials, from silk to polyester to cotton. For the Nigerian climate, it is most recommended to use cotton as it is the most breathable fabric available.

Foot covers don’t need to be work over or under socks but should be reserved for shoes that don’t necessarily need socks, such as sneakers and slip-ons.

One of the most common questions people have when it comes to foot covers is how often they can or should be worn before they are washed. The answer is varied, but they should be washed more frequently than socks and dried thoroughly.

There’s a certain belief when it comes to foot covers.  A number of people see foot covers as something used only by women.


While it’s true that foot covers are mostly marketed to women, there is no rule against men using them. They serve a general function that isn’t limited to any specific gender. Both men and women need to keep their feet and shoes clean and so, foot covers for men are very much a thing that should be embraced and used.

In the world of shoe care, foot covers are essential and as the seasons change, they can be essential in keeping the insides of your shoes looking, feeling and smelling fresh and clean.