Treat Your Tootsies to This Healing Moisturizer
What It Does: An intensive healing foot cream with a sky-high concentration of replenishing moisturizers. Rich in hydrating vitamin E, Soak Heel Foot Cream immediately sinks into dry skin to restore moisture in a jiff and soothe tired soles.
Who It’s for: Anyone who’s ever tortured her feet in 4-inch heels, strappy sandals, or brand-spanking-new-and-stiff-as-a-board flats (read: every woman).
How It Works: Massage the cucumber- and menthol-infused formula into feet whenever dryness strikes. (Or just when you want a little aromatherapy.)
Psst—getting excited for your October Birchbox? Take a look at this teaser reel.
The argument’s been made before to pick a comfy pair of flats over a pair of sexy Louboutins, but now the point has been underscored even more. A new study done on young women has shown that wearing high heels for extended periods of time actually changes the physical makeup of your calves—and could increase your chance for injury. Argh, shoe quandary!
Photo via Neiman Marcus.
Women tend to fall on two sides of the shoe spectrum: there’s Carrie Bradshaw with her closet full of Manolos on one end, and then there’s me with my collection of orthopedic clogs. As a lifelong klutz, I need my footwear to be as accident-proof as possible, which is why I favor the same shoes prized by emergency room nurses and the Dutch. The few pairs of heels I own have rarely seen pavement. But the ladies at Birchbox are a mighty tall and stylish bunch, and at 5’1” I wanted to measure up. So last week, I gave myself a shoe challenge: to find a comfortable way to wear high heels from morning to night. No limping, blisters, or tears allowed.