I walk daily to my office in hot sunshine. The distance is about 2.5 KM's. We do not have formal wear so I prefer wearing Sandals as I am too lazy to wear shoes daily.

But, the problem is, on the exposed parts of my feet, I am having a dark tanning. What can cure this? And do any one have any hacks for this?

4 Answers 4


Try wearing sunblock on your feet. You probably don't need a very high SPF since you aren't in the sun all day, but high SPF is a good idea for long term skin health.


You do not have many options. I would look into a more relaxed footwear like Toms shows or some type of slip on without being a thong style sandal.

However, if you only have thong sandals and want protection, as ErinGoBragh mentioned, you would want to wear sunblock (store bought, or natural)

Sesame oil resists 30% of UV rays, whereas coconut, peanut, olive, and cottonseed oils block out about 20%

Find a balance and good luck!


Although not very stylish, you could wear socks.

Something like this wouldn't be very noticeable and would stop the tanning. enter image description here

  • What about the smell it will produce?
    – BSC
    Sep 24, 2015 at 18:53
  • Since they would be worn with sandals which are open to air circulation, that shouldn't be a problem. Also, natural fibers like cotton are better at not smelling than man made fibers like nylon or acrylic.
    – Debbie M.
    Sep 24, 2015 at 22:50
  • Thanks. +1 then. Unfortunately, since I don't have any reputation. I will request someone to do that.
    – BSC
    Sep 25, 2015 at 8:33

You could wear gaiters. They are rather common at some folks: Guy wearing gaiters

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