With the beginning of the Autumn season, many of us will have begun ditching the freeing open toe sandals for the warming comfort of closed shoes. To help your feet feel as good as they can be, here are three handful tips to put some pride in your stride.
1. Good quality shoes
A decent pair of well made and fitted shoe will help you walk that extra mile. Shoes of natural fabric such as leather are breathable, durable and adaptable to the unique shape of your feet. Not only will this make your feet more comfortable but will help reduce the chances of developing painful Ingrowing nails and athlete’s foot.
With the cold and humid weather on the way, keeping our toes tucked away in the darkness of socks or tights and shoes is the ideal way to keep warm at all times. However this becomes the perfect environment for bacteria and fungal skin infection (athlete’s foot). So it is important to properly clean and dry your feet daily, particularly in-between the toes, to help prevent these infection. Washing your shoes regularly can also help rid of any residual infection in the shoes and prevent reoccurrence.
When choosing socks go for natural materials such as cotton or wool instead of synthetics. Man-made materials holds on to moisture making your feet damp and (as mentioned above) more prone to bacterial and fungal infections. On the other hand, Cotton and wool wicks moisture away from the skin keeping your feet warm and dry.