Why does the disease Athlete Foot have the word Athlete in it?
its also has to do with their feet sweating and getting bacteria and it cant get out until they take their shoes off which normally isn't for another 30 minutes
Because it's typically people who are extremely active that get it; such as basketball players, runners and other sports players.
Athletes tend to get the problem due to wearing damp socks during sport.
I guess it's because it's most common among athletes and it can be passed through sweaty locker rooms (other places also) and such... :)