Looking after your feet in high heels

I’ve lived day in, day out in high heels for most of my adult years until I was pregnant seven years ago and my mum bought me my first pair of flats!  So I have been through, and suffered all sorts of aches, pains and blisters that heels can bring.  I remember tottering about on evenings out in 4 inch strappy heels, spent three days wandering the streets of New York in stiletto heeled boots and venturing the 30 minute walk to work in denim strappy mules one summer!

These days, I’m a little more sensible and wear slightly lower heels and resort to flip flops in the summer but I do have a couple of pairs of evening shoes and some high boots that I like to wear every so often that do leave the balls of my feet a little sore after wear.  So I was pleased when Premier Healthcare sent me a few treats to help look after my feet.

premier feetThe Gel Metatarsal Pad immediately caught my eye as it reminded me of the gel pads I used to put in my shoes some years ago, but they always slid around.  With this one having a ring to go over your toe, I was eager to try them out but was a little apprehensive as to how it would feel having something around your toe all day.

premier feet 2With a lunch out last week, I decided to wear my high heeled boots that always leave me with aching on the balls of my feet afterwards.  So before I put them on I slipped these gel pads over my toe and into my sock.  I could initially feel the bit around my toe but to be honest as I started walking around and get on with my day I almost forgot they were there.  What I can definitely say though is that the soles of my feet felt normal at the end of the day when I took my boots off!  No aching or soreness, so these definitely work.

premier feet 3Whether your feet are aching or not, the PediRoller is a lovely treat in the evening, perfect for when you are sitting on the sofa, watching a bit of tv.  It’s designed to help relieve heel and arch pain, but it gives the whole of the sole of your foot a lovely, relaxing massage by rolling your foot backwards and forwards across the contours of the roller.  It gives you a lovely tingly feeling and takes away any tiredness and tension in your feet.

premier feet 4The CCS Foot Care Cream is a Swedish formula foot cream designed to manage and help prevent dry and rough skin.  It can be used twice daily and a good idea is to apply at night and wear some cotton socks to bed to give your feet a real treat.  They should be feeling super soft by the morning.  My feet are always crying out for a moisturising cream as they get very dry and I suffered from a nasty crack last year.  It’s a good time of year to get started with getting rid of dry, dead skin so that your feet will look lovely for the summer.  I found this cream to be rich and moisturising, it did absorb well and had a thick, creamy texture that is needed for tough skin on feet.  I try to use this each night and definitely have softer feet than I did a couple of weeks ago so will continue to use this to keep my feet in tip top condition.

What not check out Premier Healthcare and see if they can help with any of your healthcare needs?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.

Footner Exfoliating Socks – Review

Footner is a revolutionary new way of combating hard, dry skin on the feet and they have come up with some exfoliating socks to leave your skin feeling baby soft.

My feet have really suffered over the last couple of years since having children.  I have given them minimum attention and worn flip flops regularly over the last few summers which has led to dry skin and painful cracked heels that are hard to get rid of so I was eager to try Footner and see if it lived up to it’s claims.

footner 2The socks come in a sealed packet which you cut open just before use then sit with your feet in them for 1 hour.  This allows the solution within the sock to soak into the feet.  It is suggested to soak your feet before applying them which I did.

Footner 1When I took them off, my feet felt a little softer due to the moisture that they had been soaking in, but then you have to wait for approximately five days for the magic to happen!  I checked my feet eagerly over the next few days and actually wondered if anything would happen, then I noticed the skin starting to dry up slightly, before a few small areas starting to peel.  Thinking that would be it, I woke up in disbelief a couple of days later to find skin literally dropping off my feet!!  This was the most unpleasant few days of the treatment as I had to cut away large pieces of skin and empty my socks after a day at work!

footner 3Once I’d shed what seemed like an incredible amount of skin, I was soon able to see the new skin on my feet.  So was it worth it??

footner 4Well I did ashamedly have some deep cracks on my heels and Footner does say that it may not be able to remove very hard skin and this may need a further application, leaving at least 3 weeks between treatments.  I can still see my deepest cracks although they have now come lot nearer to the surface which is good but overall my feet do feel softer and have lost that dull, lifeless look they had before.  I am going to try a second treatment in a few weeks in a bid to get my feet summer ready.  They feel softer and less dry and definitely have baby soft feel in areas that were only slightly dry beforehand.

Being a home treatment, you can use Footner when you want and it requires minimum effort and no wasted time going to a salon or being sat at home filing your own feet.  Ideal for me, being at home with two children and never getting a minute to myself.  I could just relax in the socks then wait the 10 days until the peel was over.

I decided to get a second opinion and held my feet up for my husband to see, bearing in mind he had told me to keep my feet away from him over the last week due to the excessive peeling.  His reaction was instant, with his eyes wide open, he said with an almost shocked expression “OMG, they are a hundred times better”.

Well I think that says it all, although were my feet really 100 time worse before? Lol

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.