Showing some toe love! Give yourself an at home pedicure this week ;)
Find some good music or a great TV show (I’m currently on a Bones kick!) a comfy spot to relax with an ice cold drink and grab a large bowl or foot bath filled with warm water and Epsom salts or any type of bath salts to help soften your skin and help with those calluses. Soak them for 5 to 10 minutes and relax! Grab your pumice stone or a pedi egg to remove those built up calluses and dead skin, make sure you don’t just do your feet; you want work your way up to the ankle too! Grab your cuticle trimmer from Walgreens and trim lightly; then start trimming your toenails, be sure you don’t cut them too close to the skin. Grab that file to take down those sharp edges for your comfort. Pull out your favorite creamy lotion and massage it into your feet or find someone to do it for you! If you would like to place nail polish on your toes take your nail polish remover and clean off your nail beds before painting. Find your favorite polish and apply, don’t forget your clear coat ;)
They are the most important part to any of the Miss Pole classes and the part of us that is the most neglected. They are always sore after class for those sexy high heels we love so much. For starters look into heels that you feel comfortable and stable in for class, you don’t want your feet sliding around much but you don’t want the straps biting into your skin too tightly. Unfortunately, some of the sexiest heels tend to be the least padded and foot friendly.
Easy solve: head out to your neighborhood store or go online to a pole dance/dance site and look into the many different shoe pads.
Are bottoms of your feet feeling worn out? There are gel pads for the ball of your feet to redistribute the pressure over the foot evenly, these feel like a little massage on your feet when you walk with them. They also come in high heel inserts where there is gel at the ball and heel of your foot. If the straps are rubbing uncomfortably on your feet while you move around look into mole skin, cloth tape, or anything you can cut down to line the inside painful areas of your straps with. Band-Aid Active-Flex Blister Block is a stick you rub into your foot to protect against rubbing. If you have closed toe shoes where the heel is rubbing the back painfully, there are gel inserts to help your foot stay in place better for less rubbing and have a softer surface to move against.
Happy feet mean better classes ;) I myself am a huge fan of the high heel inserts with the thick gel at the ball and heel of my foot. What have you done to help make your shoes class ready?