• Yes it would remain and be active. Athletes foot is caused by a fungus infection and the spores of the fungus spread very easily. they will survive outside the body for up to five years. They thrive in damp areas like swimming pools and a good pair of used sweaty trainers would be like heaven to athletes foot spores.
    • Linda Joy
      healthline says: "The fungal spores can also stay alive on clothing, bedding, and elsewhere as long as their food supply (dead skin cells) is present, and they have a moist and warm environment. Spores can live for as long as 12 to 20 months in the right environment."
  • i would hope not, you need to ask your doctor that one
  • Yes, unless they are treated with an antifungal. The cheapest way to do that is to spray them with diluted vinegar. It will also work for cutting odor. And after they dry they won't smell like vinegar either. All feet and the shower and any other surfaces touched by said feet should also be treated at the same time.
  • Yes. For more information, talk to your doctor.
  • Yes it will remain there for some time though, as the bacteria which survives on human body cannot survive on a shoe for a longer time.

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