Keep Your Feet Pain-Free This Holiday Season

Winter is coming, and we're all dreading it. However, I hate one thing about winter even more than the cold: my feet. With all the snow, ice, and wet conditions, I know firsthand what it feels like to develop foot pain and blisters. During the holiday season, I am taking steps to prevent foot pain by following the following simple steps:


  • In the event, you don't have time to go shopping, don't go to the mall and buy shoes right there and then.
  • Make sure your toes can wiggle freely in a new shoe; if they're squished, it won't feel comfortable. When taking a step or walking around (without falling out of it), make sure there's enough room in the toe box for your foot to spread out when you take a step.
  • You should not buy shoes that are too big or too small for your feet. During walking or other physical activity, the right size will feel snug but not painful without socks, with only minimal slippage (some people prefer shoes that are a little looser).
  • Avoid heels taller than 2 inches unless they're made especially wide (the least common type); otherwise, opt for flats!


  • Taking a road trip means packing light. Your luggage should include no more than one of these:
  • Packing your belongings in a backpack makes you appear like you have an impressive Instagram account (even if you don't). Backpacks can also be used as a pillow or blanket when traveling.
  • In order to fit underneath the airline seat in front of you, you need a small suitcase. You can use this if you are a traveling coach for any length of the trip—just don't hide it behind the seat in front of yours so others won't know how much stuff is inside (and judge them accordingly).
  • You need a duffel bag that is large enough for clothes, but not so large that it will fall apart after being thrown around at baggage claim for several days straight without any protection from other bags or suitcases (like mine did once).


The old adage "high heels are a girl's best friend" could not be more true when it comes to your feet. Aside from being uncomfortable, high heels can cause bunions, calluses, and corns in addition to placing extra pressure on your toes, which can cause blisters and even back pain.

Wear low-heeled shoes instead if you're not ready to commit (or if you're just a die-hard fan). You'll reduce strain on your feet while giving them some much-needed support.


  • The benefits of getting pedicures include keeping your feet healthy and looking good, as well as relaxing and pampering yourself.
  • If you don't have the time to go to a salon, you can do a pedicure yourself with simple tools: tweezers, scissors, nail clippers, files (see below), an emery board or nail file (to smooth the edges), and cotton balls soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean your cuticles.
  • The first step is removing dead skin by trimming away calluses with a callus remover tool or pumice stone; then soak your feet for 15 minutes in hot water mixed with Epsom salt for softening the cuticles; then use a coarse-grit file to remove rough patches between each toe; finally, apply moisturizer after toweling off the excess moisture from soaking them earlier so that the moisturizer won't just run straight off immediately upon contact with damp skin—you want it absorbed into those freshly exfoliated pores!


  • Make sure your shoes fit properly.
  • In order to prevent blisters and other foot problems, don't buy shoes with too much space around your toes. If you have narrow feet, buy shoes that are a little bit bigger; if you have wide feet, buy shoes that are a little bit smaller.


Take care of your toes. It might sound silly, but it's true. If your toes are not properly cared for, they are especially vulnerable to calluses and blisters.

  • To remove dead skin, wipe your feet with a damp cloth before putting on socks and shoes (this will help remove dead skin).
  • If you wear socks or shoes all day (and night), you need to apply foot cream before you put them on to keep your feet moist during the day (and night).
  • Wear cotton or wool socks to keep your feet dry instead of synthetic socks, which only make them clammy.
  • For calluses and corns, use a pumice stone to remove thickened skin underneath each toe!

Keep your feet healthy during this holiday season!

Remember to take care of your feet this holiday season! If you are experiencing foot pain, you should get it evaluated by a medical professional. Left untreated, foot pain can lead to more serious problems such as nerve damage and diabetes.

You can treat foot pain with medication and rest. To keep your feet healthy, take frequent breaks during the day or wear shoes that fit well and provide good arch support to relieve some of the stress. Taking good care of your feet is the best way to prevent foot pain!


Our foot care tips are here to help you keep your feet healthy during the holiday season. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Thursday, December 22, 2022