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Friday, January 26, 2018

New Year || New Feet

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So listen, I know it's a weird topic but I am very serious when it comes to taking care of my feet.  The reason I'm dedicating an entire post to feet is because your feet are SO IMPORTANT.   You use them ALL THE TIME except when you sleep.  They help you balance and get places and in order to return the favor we need to take better care of them.  

When I was just 21 years old I was suffering from plantar fasciitis which came from wearing flip flops ALL THE TIME with no support.  Then when I slept I tensed and curled my feet up and it made the fascia tight.  It took a few doctor's appoinments, some anti-inflammatory medicine, and lots of stretching and foot massages till I was doing much better and now I stay on top of my foot health.   I'm telling you guys if you don't take care of your feet you will regret it.  This means you have to get good quality footwear that has proper arch support and doesn't pinch or cut your feet open.  

But taking care of your feet doesn't end with what's underneath your socks.  Love your feet and show them off with beautiful shoes and amazing products that pamper your feet.  So yes, today's post is all about feet and what I do to pamper my own feet especially going into a new year! Some of the products I'm going to feature come from a company called Solemates, a company which I blogged about before here and here.
 

Solemates has a lot of products that come in handy for practically anything having to do with your feet and footwear.  For instance, when you slip into the grass because you're wearing stilettos? Yeah, well Solemates has little covers that go over the pointy part of your heels so you don't have to worry about that.  So anyways here are some things I'm doing lately for my feet and totally loving! 
 
Protecting My Shoes from Nature
Ah the elements can be a terror when you live in a region that gets lots of rain and has snowy/icy winters.  The salt alone can destroy your gorgeous new boots so it's important to protect your shoes.   

Solemates Protector Spray helps protect leather, suede, and fabric on your shoes from the elements.  I actually just keep it on my dresser and when I'm all dressed in the morning before I leave for work I spritz it on my shoes and finish my other household chores before going back to grab my shoes and head to work.  It goes on clear and sprays out really nice.   I'm all about making my shoes last as long as humanly possible since they are so pricey for good shoes with arch support.  


 
Keeping My Feet and Footwear Fresh
So this is embarrassing but I'm going to talk about it because I know I'm not alone.  There are days my feet and my shoes STINK!   I hate it and it's so embarrassing but I can't help it.  I sit at my desk all day long at work wearing boots in the winter and it gets hot in those suckers. So it's no surprise that by the time I get home my feet don't smell like flowers and my shoes aren't so pleasant either. 

Solemates Freshen Spray is an all natural anti-bacterial spray that dries quickly and removes odors from shoes.  It doesn't contain any harsh chemicals and I can spray it before I wear my shoes and even after I take them off. I love the baby powder scent.


Then I always make sure to let my shoes air out overnight.  They need to breathe! This spray is especially important for shoes that are worn without socks or just with tights like formal pumps and boat shoes. 



Protect My Feet from My Shoes
Yes I actually have to protect my own feet from my shoes sometimes and I KNOW you can relate.  Nothing is more tragic than getting a new pair of shoes and then getting horrendous blisters the first few times you wear them.  I know it's a part of breaking them in but I just can't deal!   

Solemates Blister Blocker is an anti-friction balm that's all natural and very effective.  It gives you 3x blister protection and goes on clear.  There's no scent and it lasts all day! Finally I don't have to suffer from chaffing, friction, and annoying rubbing.  And I don't end up waltzing around in band-aids for the next week. Blister Blocker is so cute and comes in the perfect size for travel and keeping in your bag.  I seriously don't know how I got this far in life without it.  Oh yea, that's right with band-aids. 

So yea, that's how I do it.  You have to make taking care of your feet and footwear a major priority or else you'll never get to enjoy that feeling of walking through the office in your gorgeous new heels as you go confidently into your first meeting of the day. 

What do you do for your feet?
 



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3 comments:

  1. All the products sound wonderful, but I'm most excited about the Solemates Protector Spray. You're right about the rain, snow, and. So much damage to my shoes with all of the salt they use in the winter here in Wisconsin.

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    1. Hahaha. *Rain, snow, and ice. I don't know what happened there. :)

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    2. LOL! But yes, it's terrible here in PA in the winter. my poor boots!!

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