Most of the posts I've read about treating athlete's foot with ACV say that a) it dries out the skin and b) wear sandals. The problem I have is that when I wear sandals, my rash gets so dried out that it cracks when I take a step--and that's without the ACV! I'm sitting soaking my nasty feet in the ACV/water solution now and the stinging pain is sending me through the roof! It's been years that I've had this chronic problem. It's in the arch of my feet, peels, gets raw, itches, and then burns when I succumb to scratching the itch! The dermatologist gave me Salex to remove the layers of skin easily, but that only treated the symptoms and not the source. I hope, HOPE ACV works. I'll let you know.