We’ve talked about flip-flops, how Garance is a feet freak, and how to walk in heels, but I’m stilling having some major feet issues and they all have to do with the fact that it’s summer. And I know I’m not the only one.
I wouldn’t necessarily call my feet pretty. In fact, they’re pretty hairy (just being honest) and a little..bumpy? From all of the dancing I did as a kid. Winter boots and heels can totally kill me but honestly, I kind of prefer to hide them rather than over-exposing them in the summer. But like the rest of my body parts in the summer, they deserve to break free! I just honestly don’t know how to deal with all of the issues. And there are a lot of issues…
The blisters. And it’s not just one set of blisters, I have new blisters every time I wear a new pair of sandals. There are blisters on the balls of my feet from one pair, on my heels from another, on that little bone on the side from a clasp on a pair of super cute sensible heel sandals, on the tops of my toes from another…you get the (perhaps graphic?) picture! I could opt to wear the same pair of shoes all summer, and therefore only deal with one set of blisters, but let’s be real, I’m a fashion girl (kind of!) and I love shoes! So each time I switch it up my feet are covered in band-aids. Not a good look. Umph.
If the blisters weren’t enough, there are callouses too. A little tough skin on your feet is necessary for all of the summer walking in the city, but every time I get a pedicure, I insist they come off. I could ask to have them left as is, but callouses on my feet look kind of dry and generally gross. My feet look so pretty after a pedicure (toe wax included, go ahead and judge) but after just three blocks of walking the bottom of my feet start to BURN and I instantly kick myself for letting all of that dead skin get scraped off. If only life could be spent running around barefoot on a beach for 3 months…
Speaking of being barefoot, walking around the city in sandals is basically walking barefoot – the bottom of my feet become completely black within 5 minutes of being outside, I swear! The only thing worse than black feet is when you’re at a bar in sandals and that delicious frozé you’re drinking has somehow landed all over your now sticky feet. Summer usually requires a foot scrub in the bath tub before climbing into my all-white sheets, which is no easy feet after drinking rosé all day in the sun, let me tell you.
Ok so yes, my feet are dirty, with no callouses, and covered in band-aids, but I’m still trying to put them out there! And I really want to know, how do you manage in the summer? Are you like Brie who just wears ballerinas and sneakers and says screw it to the sandals? Or do you get pedicures every week and take cabs as much as possible to be callous-free? I need to know!