With the summer sandals fun drawing to a close, it’s time to focus on looking after your feet for fall. We do work closely with Dr. Jackie Sutera who is a notable podiatrist who’s been featured on Dr. OZ.
Below, Dr. Sutera shares five tips to help transition feet through the seasons:
· Tip 1: Time to examine your well-loved summer shoes! Now is the time to examine your shoes before putting them away! If your summer shoes are too worn out they really should be donated or thrown away – don’t save for next season.
· Tip 2: Are those fall shoes well seasoned? Shoes can really make an outfit, as well as your comfort level so let’s start looking at that outfit from the bottom, up. Look at all your fall shoes from last season before wearing them and do a quick “Tabletop Test”. Put your shoes up on tabletop at eye level and look for signs of wear and tear to the soles and the shoe overall.
· Tip 3: Sunshine rehab End of summer is a time when feet can be sore and fatigued from overuse of flip-flops and thin shoes/ sandals. Consider using a PROFOOT insole or ball of foot cushion in closed shoes during the fall season to help rehabilitate your feet.
· Tip 4: Pause on the pampering (just for a moment!) From the splash of colors you’ve enjoyed all summer, it is time to take a pedicure hiatus. Remove all nail polish and let skin and nails breathe. Use a cream like PROFOOT Heel Rescue Remedy at night to restore moisture and soften rough callouses heels and skin and it won’t be long until you’re as good as new.
· Tip 5: Taking care of the summer fun Summer shoes like flip flops and sandals or even being barefoot can set the stage for tendinitis and heel pain. Icing at night, massaging the soles of your feet, calves and stretches (first thing in the morning and three times during the day) can really help.