Summer is in full swing now and that means one thing to many people – it’s sandal/flip-flop season. But many of us suffer from dry, cracked, calloused heels and feet that just look plain fugly. Personally, I wear flip flops all year round unless there is an excess of 3 inches of snow on the ground, but that doesn’t mean I don’t suffer from the same heel and sole issues as the rest of you. Men won’t say it, but we suffer from this problem just as much as women do.
So what’s a person to do? You want to wear flips flops or sandals, but nothing seems to work to get your heels and soles soft & smooth.
Lotions & moisturizers?
They seldom live up to what they say they will do.
A pumice stone?
That’s a lot of hard work, and honestly, I’m not convinced that they actually are rough enough.
That metal shredder egg thing?
Only if you wanna risk shredding your feet.
Some people like to cover their feet in moisturizer, then cover that with vaseline and THEN cover that with a sock.
I can see how that would work, but what a mess!
There’s the whole fish thing…
But that’s just plain weird.
Of course, you could always go to the salon for a pedicure -
But that can get pretty expensive if you need to go every week.
No, none of these things are as effective and as inexpensive (free) as what I recently discovered to be a cure for rough feet. I can’t believe it took me 42 years to realize that this product was readily available just about every where in the world with free access to just about anyone. And though we have already paid for it in a sense, there is no extra cost involved in using it in this fashion.
Put simply, it’s our streets and sidewalks.
Three runs and 10 miles of running bare foot later, my soles and heels are as smooth as they have ever been – a little dirtier maybe, but as smooth to the touch as a baby’s bottom. You can do it too! For free! The only cost to you is your time spent running – so really you’re saving even more because you’re killing two birds with one stone…AND you’re saving money on shoes (or not having shoes) at the same time!
So if you have some sole and heel issues, don’t waste your money on products that don’t work or your time in a snooty salon – take off your shoes and get out there and run!