Last week’s “February thaw” had me checking out the spring forecast – the spring fashion forecast, that is. Seems THE shoe for spring is a peep toe slide with a block heel. After living in boots for the past five months, I can hardly wait to slip into a pair of these babies. But first I’ll need to get my feet back into shape.
Whether you schedule regular pedis at the salon, or are more of a DIY girl, you probably don’t pay the same attention to your feet in winter that you do during beach season. While I generally polish my toe nails during the winter, how good can they look when I’m forced to keep them clipped uber-short because of the aforementioned boots? And even though I smother my tootsies in lotion, then wrap them in spa socks in an attempt to ward off alligator skin, my feet are not suitable for public viewing at the moment.
Gotta get to work – heels and toes, heels and toes – my own version of spring training. So I’ve stopped cutting my toe nails. In a few weeks I’ll begin shaping them with an emery board, and by Easter they’ll be the perfect length for peep toes and strappy sandals. There are plenty of gadgets for getting rid of unsightly calluses, and most of them work pretty well. And finally two words: Epsom Salt. Dissolve a half-cup of this magnesium-rich stuff in a basin of hot water, and a ten minute soak a few times a week will do wonders for your feet.
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I go polish free in winter to let my toe nails breath and at the moment wearing sandals feels like many moons away. (I love that style of peep toe and block heel, my lucky year!)
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Pinar – thanks for your comment! Glad to know you, like me, are a shoe gal. Let’s hear it for the block heel!
Thanks for the reminder! I’ll be getting out my footbath with some epsom salt asap! Happy (early) Spring!
Maire – Thanks for commenting on the blog post. We have been enjoying spring-like weather here in Boston so Happy early Spring to you, too!