If you care more about how your shoes look than how they feel on your feet, you’re probably doing yourself a huge disservice. Allure magazine recently pointed out how models’ feet were badly beaten-up after the spring fashion shows, then offered a few tips to help you avoid the same ugly, painful fate.
1. Don’t wear shoes that don’t fit. This seems obvious, but many times women chose a size too small simply because their normal size wasn’t available. Shop for shoes later in the day when your feet are a bit more swollen – you’ll get a more realistic fit.
2. Prevent blisters by placing a blister guard or a piece of tape over areas that are being rubbed by your shoes.
3. Keep your heels low if you know you’re going to be walking for long distances, or opt to bring a pair of sneakers. Leather shoes are breathable and provide just the right amount of support. If you do wear heels, wear chunky ones or shoes with platforms.
If you do end up with any calluses, blisters or other painful foot issues, treat them with plenty of TLC. Caswell-Massey – Dr. Hunter Foot Comfort Creme will help soothe your soles, while a foot treatment product like Lippmann Collection – Get Off Callus Softener can help them look their best again.