Athlete’s foot does not occur with people who wear open toe sandals. Athlete’s foot can be cured after continuously washing the foot with hydrogen peroxide and constantly wearing open toe sandals. As soon as the athlete’s foot is covered with tight socks and enclosed shoes, it tends to return.
Constantly exposing the athlete’s foot to air and washing with hydrogen peroxide to create a hyperbaric oxygen environment kills the tinea pedis fungus. All these indicate that tinea pedis cannot survive in an environment rich in free oxygen. This is the definition of anaerobic.