My feet were like really sweaty and I am sure they were smelly, so why did he do that?
The feet contain apocrine sweat glands just like the genitals and produce much the same pheromones.
Iíve heard of rare guys thinking feet or toes were cute, but he smelled the bottoms. Iím confused. Any other women have similar experiences or any insight or advice to help me?
It is not rare. It is very, very common.
Prior to the internet, it was estimated that only about 1% of the male population held this interest. Today, we know that this estimate was much too low. And this is based on the sheer number of IP addresses that regularly include "feet" in sex related searches.
Erotic interest in women's feet is as old as the human race itself, but it became fixed in our Western culture during the Renaissance. Nobody is really sure why, but psychologists suspect that it was a sociobiological response to the epidemics of venereal disease that swept through Europe at the time. (i.e. A form of safe sex.)
Romantic literature of the time began making detailed, loving references to this body part (e.g. The Romance of the Rose) and painters started paying far more attention to feet. (e.g. Mantegna, Botticelli, etc.)
European retellings of earlier fairy tales incorporated a fairly obvious sexual interest in feet. In the Cinderella story, the young woman wears glass slippers (Which presumably would have been see-through) and her feet apparently make a bigger impression on the Prince than her face. In some versions of The Goose Girl, which is a similar story, her feet, "were so pretty that she didn't need shoes."
In brothels, fully clothed prostitutes solicited customers with their feet bared and advances in shoe-making technology made a true women's high heel with an abbreviated ventral aspect and slender heel possible. Today, shoes are one of the most strongly genderized of all items of clothing and you can almost always tell the sex of a person based on their shoes alone
There's still a certain social stigma attached to this interest and men who find feet sexy are often portrayed as weak, dweeby little perverts who can't or won't respect a woman's social boundaries. (Like the shoe salesmen in Sex and the City.) So this makes it harder for men to be open and upfront about it.
Men who have admitted it include Tommy Lee, Jack Black, Alex Rodriquez, and Big Boi. Rex Ryan hasn't actually admitted it, but there's no point in him denying it either. It's also fairly obvious that both Jay Leno and David Letterman share this interest. It's an open secret that Alfred Hitch**** (The censor won't let me spell his name.) liked feet and everybody already knew about Quentin Tarantino.
Meg is correct. Technically this is not
a fetish. (According to both the ICD-10 and the DSM-IV-TR) A 'fetish' is a psychological disorder involving sexual fixation upon an inanimate object, like a stocking or undergarment.
A sexual fixation upon a non-sexual part of the body, like feet can be considered a related paraphilia called a 'partialism' if interest in this body part supplants a normal, healthy interest in the sexual parts of the body. For the vast majority of men who find feet sexy, I don't believe this is the case.