I never knew what a big deal the Aegis® Antimicrobial Treated shoes were until a few friends of mine were complaining about their sandals. I was initially baffled, since all of the brands they wore were good, supportive, high-quality shoes. But they all had one complaint: hot, sweaty feet create really disgusting conditions in which bacteria and fungi can grow and cause all sorts of food odor. One of them specifically mentioned the need for antibacterial infusions into the footbed. After poking around a bit I found the solution to their problem: Merrell shoes!
Merrell shoes are meant to be rugged. The manufacturer assumes you’re going to go trekking through the great outdoors, getting them all mucky and requiring good traction on rough terrain. But as part of that, many of the shoes have footbeds treated with Aegis antimicrobial solution, which can greatly improve your chances of your shoes staying fresh and clean on the inside.
The active ingredient in the Aegis® Microbe Shield forms a colorless, odorless, positively charged polymer that bonds with the treated surface. When a microorganism comes in contact with the treated surface, the cells are actually punctured and killed by the shield. The best part of the Aegis® Microbe Shield is that it lasts indefinitely, so you won’t have to reapply anything or worry about odor or fungus issues in the future.
Some of my favorite Merrell styles containing the Aegis® Microbe Shield are:
Merrell Women’s Lilyfern: This slide is so easy to wear and comfortable! There is great shock absorption due to its air cushion in the heel. I also love the molded nylon arch shank since I require good arch support even in sandals. It’s lightweight and durable, and just what I need for the summer months.
Merrell Women’s Jungle Moc: This is a fantastic rugged shoe for all year long. I wear this shoe with jeans for casual outings, and have even hiked in them. The anatomical footbed gives me the support I need over all sorts of terrain. These are truly bombproof shoes.
My husband loves the Merrell Men’s Terrapin. It’s a great sandal that he wears all the time – even when he needs to dress up a little. These shoes contain outstanding shock absorption, but what makes them really special is that the Aegis antimicrobial solution really helps keep foot odor at bay. (We all appreciate that!)
Don’t put up with stinky feet! Check out the Aegis® Antimicrobial treated shoes from Merrell. Say goodbye to foot odor!