It's clear to me...by virtue of both many decades of experience with shoes and factoring in an extensive knowledge of the properties and character of leather...as well as intimate, personal experience--contaminated shoes, and by extension, contaminated socks do contribute to transmission.
Routine washing of the feet with regular soap is effective in managing infection.
Do you think people in the military don't wash their feet regularly...with soap and hot water?
For shoes that are already contaminated, antifungal sprays, UV, and ozone treatments are effective.
Just quote the words, in context, that say this...specifically this. And then tell me why that excerpt should take precedence over other, just as scientific, evidence that I presented linking used shoes to the spread of these infections.
Despite the links I provided...
Seems like you are picking and choosing what you want to believe. Reading through your summary it appears highly contradictory in several respects. It admits that there is a "high risk." It admits that shoes and socks can become contaminated. And yet your summary says that there is no "scientific" reports/evidence.
It begs the question: what evidence would you believe?
Edited by DWFII - 1/4/14 at 10:15am