Fungi are commonly found throughout the environment. Fungi thrive in a warm, moist and dark environment. Footwear creates the warm and moist conditions between the toes that is the perfect environment for fungal growth on the skin. Fungal infections are easily passed from person to person in showers or bathing areas. It is difficult to avoid contact with microscopic organisms like fungi, the skin is especially vulnerable around damp areas where people are likely to be walking barefoot, such as, swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers. Injury to your skin makes it more susceptible to all types of infection, including fungal skin infections.