May 17, 2010

Your best foot

cover girl vogue  feet 61 We all have things about ourselves that we wish we could change, especially in regard to our physical appearance. Some of us have more things, some have less, but I feel certain that deep down we all have something. I'm not going to mention what my something is (if you really want to know, send me an email), but instead I'm going to talk about a subject that seems to give many people grief: feet. I cannot tell you how many people I know who hate their feet. This is kind of funny to me because I think, on paper, my feet might be "hate-worthy" but I do not hate them...not one little bit. I've had a few issues with them over the years, but actually I quite love them.

Maybe this is because I love shoes so much and thanks to my having feet, I get to shop for and wear shoes everyday. I recently participated in this lovely blogger's flip flop swap and got paired up with an amazing lady who sent me these cute summer sandals!  white flip flop 1white flip flop 2

This is the time of year in which much of our attention is turned to our feet. Whether you plan on wearing summer sandals or not, it is important to give our feet the proper care and maintenance to keep them healthy and feeling great. And of course it doesn't hurt if they look great too!

Some tips from a vintage Southern Living magazine article about keeping your feet in tip-top shape:

  • Never stand when you can sit....well this might be my new life motto!
  • Elevate feet as often as possible
  • Never wear enclosed shoes without stockings or stockingettes (I told you it was vintage)
  • Don't be a home medicine man. Serious foot discomforts should be treated by a licensed doctor.
  • Exercise feet daily. With legs elevated, toes pointed, use feet to draw two large clockwise circles. Reverse and draw two circles in a counterclockwise direction. Do this 10 times in each direction. Try not to laugh.

Seriously, my best foot advice is to buy good shoes. There is such a thing as a beautiful and comfortable shoe. And if you must wear horrifyingly uncomfortable ones, limit the amount of time you spend in them. Your feet will thank you later. Now point those toes ladies! DSC00020

{one of my besties & me wearing fabulous shoes! }