Today’s Guest Blogger is Mme. Peff Modelski.
How to make your feet and shoes more comfortable right away? You’re kidding!
I have bunions and I have to wear high heels at the office and to fundraising events and my feet hurt in every pair of shoes I wear- blisters, burning, cramping… what can I do? I keep buying new shoes thinking they will be more comfortable and they hurt immediately.
Dancers have the opportunity to wear all kinds of shoes from bare feet with metatarsal pads to pointe shoes and everything in between. During the training years, when they are ready, they have to prepare their feet in order to wear pointe shoes 18 hours a day for the next 30 years. You can imagine how many blisters, bunions, corns, cramps and wear and tear takes place on those incredible feet. It is mostly preventable.
So, they cut the toenails straight across, keep the cuticles clean and soft. If they have bunions they learn to place padding between their toes.
If you have bunions already, you can buy clear plastic rubbery toe separators which fit the whole length of your big toe, and that helps a little but it doesn’t solve the pain problem.
Here is what we do – we use little corn pads between the TIPS ONLY of the big toe and second toe, and tape the two toes together. That way there is no padding between the bases of the toes, which would increase the bunion shape.
Now use BandAid Friction Block on all the places that usually rub or pinch from pressure. The tops and sides of the little toes, the third toe if it rises a little above the others, and the backs of the heels. There are some sprays that are sold for the purpose but this one works for several hours. It goes under the tights or stockings.
It is a good idea to prepare your feet when you go shoe shopping so you can find out which shoes are going to be beautiful and comfortable.
When your feet feel comfortable you can be on the go, in a good mood, all day and half the evenings. Enjoy!