Preparing Your Feet For Winter

The weather is officially cooling down and it’s time to put away our flip-flops and sandals, and take out our boots! I absolutely LOVE a good pair of boots. However, as we transition into cooler weather, it is important to ensure that we properly prepare our feet for the change in climate and footwear. Winter snow, ice, salt, and cold temperatures can take a toll on your tootsies, so now is the time to prepare them and avoid the cracking and drying associated with the cold winter months.

Proper footcare can keep your feet soft, smooth and crack-free during the winter months. It can help you avoid dry, brittle toenails and hardened, dry heels that often come with dry air, colder weather and indoor heat. Start the seasonal transition off with a good pedicure. Be sure to buff off calluses, exfoliate and moisturize with a nice thick moisturizer to give your feet a fresh start for the season.

It’s important to remember that socks are an important part of winter foot health. Damp and dark conditions, such as those found in shoes, promote the growth of fungi, bacteria and odor – eew! You can protect your feet by wearing socks made with copper fibers that have been clinically proven to help eliminate these common problems and improve your skin’s appearance and texture. Copper ions, embedded in the yarn and guaranteed to last for the life of the sock, provide superior protection and eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, fungi and odors commonly found in feet.

In addition to eliminating the bacteria, germs etc in your shoes, it’s important to choose socks that also offer the proper support and help to keep your feet dry and healthy. I don’t know about you, but my feet totally know the difference between cheap socks and good quality socks. I feel like my athletic performance improves when my feet feel their most comfortable. Below are a few key attributes to look for when choosing socks.

  • Added heel to toe cushioning for superior shock absorption
  • Elasticized arch support for added performance
  • Reduces friction to help prevent blistering
  • Technologically advanced Moisture-Guard wicking system
  • Helps controls odor and rejuvenates your skin

Taking time now to prepare your feet before the winter comes is essential, and doing so will help you avoid all sorts of potential foot issues, and keep your feet looking and feeling their best.

Learn more about copper socks and where to purchase them HERE.

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