What Causes Athlete’s Foot?
Athlete's foot is most commonly contracted by coming into contact with affected areas of a person or an object/surface that has a fungus on it. Walking barefoot in locker rooms, around public pools or in shower areas may increase the risk of contracting athlete's foot.
People are most susceptible to athlete's foot when their feet are sweating or lack proper ventilation. Shoes create the ideal environment for fungus growth, as they can keep the feet warm and moist.