“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” – Romans 10:15 (NIV)
Today’s recommendation du jour is on products that will save your poor feet!
Dancer’s feet? Pointy shoes? These bunion spacers that I found on eBay not only keep the space between my big toe and second toe, but it has a gel covering for my bunion. (Note that I did not buy that exact brand but you’ll be able to find similar bunion spacers on eBay.) You can also get bunion spacers (just for the toes) at Daiso in Aberdeen Centre (Richmond) for $2 but these will come off more easily. Both are easy to wash and are ‘sticky’ when clean.
Getting rid of corns
Dr Scholl’s OneStep Corn Removers medicated bandaids are essential if you have feet like mine. Unlike the other corn stickers that fall off soon after (i.e. Dr Scholl’s Corn Removers), these can be secured in place. After a period of time (say up to a week), you’ll see a white spot around the affected area. It’s still your skin. Give it a day or two and soon the skin will come off and voila, no more corns!
Supporting the arches
All shoes ought to come with cushioning and arch support. All shoes ought to be comfortable. Sadly, that’s not always the case. I’ve tried out a few sole inserts, many of which have saved my feet on my long walks and hikes. I’ve already mentioned the Pedag Viva Winter insoles. I have a bouncy Dr Scholl’s Back Pain Relief Orthotics for my wellies which make me feel a bit like an astronaut (I feel so light!). I have another pair of Dr Scholl’s insoles called Tri-Comfort Orthotics for my office shoes. The one I’m going to introduce to you today is Footminders Catwalk orthotics for High Heels and Pumps. They’re more expensive, around $25 CAD, but that’s nothing compared to custom orthotics. When I wear these, walking in pumps is painless. We put too much weight on the ball of our feet but these make my feet feel like they’re sitting. Yes, sitting.
Painful new shoes