Athlete’s foot is really a fungus infection of the foot, and not a special kind of foot. Anyone at all is liable to get this highly contagious infection, whether he is an athlete or not. In athlete’s foot, the skin between the toes becomes scaly, cracked, and itchy.
Athlete’s foot can be spread by walking on wet, infected floors of bathrooms, swimming pools, gymnasiums, or locker rooms, which is probably how the disease got its unusual name.
The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is very similar to the fungus that causes mold on bread!