Heal Your Sore Feet
How to heal your sore feet
By Joanne Chen
"I think it's time to move on. Turns out, true love comes in a size 7 1/2 with a four-inch heel."Shoes, $840, Sergio Rossi.
Photo Credit: Karin Catt
Seventy-six percent of women suffer from foot conditions - but fashion doesn't have to hurt. Consider these strategies for healthier feet, as you step into spring's sprightly styles.
- HEELS: Take them off after an hour. Strengthen the overworked small-toe muscles by rolling a golf ball under bare feet and doing heel raises for a few minutes a day. Also, introduce calf stretches to your usual workout.
- HARD-SOLED SHOES (like Birks): Get gel heel cushions. And, because these soles tend to dry out skin, moisturize daily to prevent cracking.
- BALLET FLATS: Do calf exercises and add foldable insoles to improve support.