Our feet function best in their barefoot state due to more natural alignment and less restriction.
Playing in the sand on a beach during the summer while barefoot is one of the most freeing feelings. It feels incredible to let the sand squish between your toes as you quickly make your way to the cool water.
Summer is coming to an end. Fall is just around the corner, and it's almost time for fuzzy socks and thick boots. Time to prepare your feet for the changing of the seasons!
Get your feet ready for fall with our guide on foot health below. Oh, don't forget to grab your pumpkin-spiced latte.
Scrub off Dead Skin
Summer is full of adventurous activities. Some people enjoy hiking nearby trails while others enjoy exploring theme parks with their families. No matter what you did this summer, there's a good chance your feet have built up lots of dead skin.
One of the best things you can do for foot care is exfoliating. Scrub off all the dead skin still clinging to your feet.
There are multiple ways you can exfoliate your feet. Soak them in a tub of warm water and Epsom salt, invest in a pedicure, or scrub them with a pumice stone in the shower.
Who doesn't love an excuse for a pedicure?
Moisturize and Nurture Your Feet
Once all the dead skin is off, moisturize your feet with a nourishing lotion. Avoid lotions with heavy chemicals and intense scents.
Lean towards lotions made with ingredients like glycerin, urea, petrolatum, and shea butter. Your feet will feel silky smooth after using these ingredients for a few days in a row.
Give yourself the gift of happy, healthy feet by taking the time for self-massage while using moisturizer. We often neglect our feet despite the foot having over 20 muscles in it.
Purchase Supportive Shoes
Every fashionista loves picking out new fall shoes. There's nothing cuter than an oversized sweater and boots.
Purchase shoes that support you through your daily activities, including work and the gym. Buy new shoes with adequate arch support, and consider placing arch support slip-ins into older work shoes if they cause your feet to ache.
Transitioning from wearing summer sandals to fall boots will feel odd at first, but your feet will quickly adjust to the new sensation.
Changing Seasons: Foot Health Tips for the Fall
The seasons are changing, and your type of shoes will change along with it. Prepare your feet for the fall by following the above foot health tips and tricks.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your feet, schedule a meeting with a specialist. Our feet communicate a lot about the overall health of our physical body.
Are you in need of supportive fall shoes? We carry a large range of bold styles for both men and women. Measure your feet with our shoe sizing chart to get started.