The dark, enclosed and moist environment that is your shoes are perfect for the fungus that is athletes’ foot. And what is worse is that it can spread around locker rooms, spas, pools and other such areas. To avoid athletes’ foot you should protect your feet while in such areas by wearing flip flops, crocs etc. Keeping your feet dry by wearing socks made of natural fibers or other fibers that wick away sweat, and applying an anti-fungal powder to your feet should help clear the fungal infestation. Also remember to change your socks regularly if you sweat heavily.