Fall may bring pants, longer sleeves, and more layers, but one thing we've come to stop expecting from the season is sock-conducive footwear—until mid-November hits and it becomes nearly impossible to bare your ankle and/or metatarsals in the harsher environs. No matter how chilly it gets though, foot sweat happens, and so the conscious shoe-but-not-sock wearer must find means to keep odors to a minimum.
A few years ago, an aimless stroll through C.O. Bigelow on Sixth Avenue led to the best kind of beauty discovery: a product so specialized you hadn't even thought it existed. Gehwol Caring Footdeo is an ankle-down deodorant spray that, despite it’s Windex-blue color, is powered by natural essential oils (rosemary, lavender) and extracts (chamomile, peppermint). It’s got a clean, slightly minty scent, and absorbs quickly into skin following a few spritzes onto bare soles, allowing you to envelop your feet in leather or canvas with confidence.
Plus, the bottle’s minimalist, eco-chic design will make your medicine cabinet look more “globe trotter' than “high-school gym locker.” And smell more like it, too.