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Can Your Shoes Make You Sick? Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

Jodie Thomas, a mother-of-three from Wales, never suspected that back-to-school shopping with her 4-year-old daughter, Sienna, could take such an ominous turn. After trying on a pair of shoes without socks in a department store, Sienna developed a life-threatening sepsis that left her hospitalized the next day.
While Sienna is reportedly recovering, her story has raised some serious concerns: How does something like this happen, and can our shoes really pose a major hazard to our well-being?
The answer, in the part, is yes.
“Shoes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria,” New York podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal said. “On the inside, they offer a damp, moist and dark environment, while the soles get so much mileage in everyday life, they come into contact with many strains of bacteria — both innocuous and deadly — which can in turn can be transferred to all sorts of surfaces your skin can come in contact with. In Sienna’s case, she could have either been exposed to a harmful strain someone else had left inside the shoe after trying it on, or from walking around barefoot on the department store floor.”
In fact, according to a 2016 study from the University of Arizona, researchers found that after

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