Women who always wear nylon stockings are at higher risk of several foot problems. Because nylon doesn't breathe, the heat it generates (and traps) can lead to excessive perspiration.

This, in turn, leads to a warm, damp area that’s an ideal place for fungal infections such as Athlete's Foot.

Pantyhose can also cause forefoot problems, because they don't allow the normal expansion of the foot when walking, and may pull the toes backward when the pantyhose ride up. The cramping and pressure of the hose can contribute to ingrown toenails and hammertoe.