Vinegar Foot Soaks for Dry Feet, Stinky Feet, and Athlete’s Foot

Taking care of your feet is sometimes difficult, especially if your battling things like dry feet, foot odor and Athlete’s Foot. However, there seems to be this magical potion out there that helps with all of these things called… vinegar! Yup, plain old vinegar.

**Important note: if you have diabetes, avoid these treatments and consult a health care professional regarding treatment of any foot issues.

Here’s why vinegar works: vinegar is simply a diluted form of acetic acid and acts as an anti-fungal. That is why it is commonly used to clean – a safe alternative to powerful chemical cleaners. What I like about vinegar is I know if it’s safe enough to eat, I can feel good about putting in on my feet!

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What you’ll need:

  • 6-8 cups of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • A bowl to soak your feet in

Mix the ingredients together and soak your feet for about 15 minutes, 1 to 2 times a day. Rinse in cool water and towel dry.

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What you’ll need:

  • 6-8 cups of cool water
  • 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • A bowl to soak your feet in
  • Foot moisturizer
  • Socks

The differnece here is cool water, since hot water tends to dry out skin. Mix the ingredients together and soak your feet for about 10 minutes once a day or every other day. Rinse in cool water and towel dry. Apply foot moisturizer and immediately put on socks.

 

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This is an amazing foot creme that features anti-bacterial tea tree oils that disinfect skin and prevent cracking. You can buy Naot Dead Sea Foot Creme at Footwearetc.com!

Naot Dead Sea Foot Creme at Footwear etc.

Naot Dead Sea Foot Creme at Footwear etc.

 

I hope these tips and remedies help – happy soaking!

BeautiFeel: New Spring Line

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If you haven’t tried a pair of BeautiFeel dress shoes for women yet, you are missing out! These are some of the most comfortable and fashionable women’s dress shoes on the market. Think salon shoes meet comfort shoes. You may be a little hesistant at the price of these shoes, generally between $300-$400 a pair, but the value is there from heel to toe. With incredible materials, extreme cushioning, and expert craftsmanship, these shoes fit like a very beautiful glove.

We are so excited to announce some new Spring Arrivals from BeautiFeel. These elegant designs are perfect for transitioning from winter to spring.

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BeautiFeel Joy

The BeautiFeel Joy is a beautiful pump with a low heel and a very feminine curved strap that wraps across the top of the foot with just enough elastic to provide the perfect custom fit. It is made of soft suede and patent leather, and features the signature cushioning and support.

 

BeautiFeel Edyta at Footwear etc.

Back by popular demand, the BeautiFeel Edyta has been a customer favorite over the years. Available in White Rejius Print (shown here), Silver Mesh, Black Opti Effect, and Black Giraffe, this sandal is a resort wear inspired design. The Edyta sandal features beautiful cutout accents and a velvet lace-up front, as well as extremely soft Italian leathers and exclusive cushioning. What I love about these is you can always get your own laces if you want to mix up the color to coordinate with your wardrobe.

More of my favorites from BeautiFeel for Spring 2016 that are available on our site now:

BeautiFeel Cella at Footwear etc.

BeautiFeel Cella at Footwear etc.

BeautiFeel Maisy at Footwear etc.

BeautiFeel Maisy at Footwear etc.

BeautiFeel Monica at Footwear etc.

BeautiFeel Monica at Footwear etc.

To see all the new BeautiFeel spring arrivals that we just got in, visit our BeautiFeel page www.footwearetc.com/beautifeel-shoes!

UGG® Disney Minnie Mouse – More Coming!

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Well, we knew they’d be popular but had no idea they’d go so fast! This week we got in the most adorable UGG® Minnie Mouse boots for both women and kids and most sizes are already sold out. But do not fear! Minnie Mouse will be here… soon. We do expect more to come in the next couple of weeks so do check back in if you’re size is not available.

These UGG® Disney Sweetie Bow Minnie Mouse boots (that’s the official name) are full of all the wonderful features that make everyone who tries on a pair fall in love. Throw a Minnie Mouse bow on the back and you’ve got the magical combination of Disney and UGG®.

For those of you who may not like to flaunt your Disney obsession, UGG® has some other fabulous styles that we just got in.

The UGG® Shaye Rain Boots have been extremely popular this winter, especially with all the heavy rains that El Nino has brought us. They come in so many fun colors and patterns to choose from, plus they have the ever-so-comfy UGGpure insole that they are famous for. All of that AND they are under $80 – can’t beat that!

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Guys can hop on board with UGG® with these new Ascot slippers in Washed Denim and Navy Denim – super comfy but super masculine! These are understated, classy and functional so why not try them out?

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Gotta love UGG®! Shop all our NEW UGG® here.

A New Year, A New Chance to Be…

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I hope you all are having a fantastic start to 2016. I’m sure many of you, like myself, have made a few New Year’s resolutions, and I’m sure that many of you, like myself, are not very optimistic when it comes to keeping them. Especially for the whole year. But here at Footwear etc., we want to make keeping resolutions easier and more exciting. So I’m going to share with you my little trick to keeping my resolutions.

First, how to pick your resolutions… this sounds easier than it really is as I’m sure most of you are aware. You are choosing things to commit to, lifestyle changes, new habits, different daily routines. Naturally, we are going to reject these at the start because going outside your norm and breaking your already established habits and routines is very, very hard! So when developing your resolutions, start broad and narrow it down. And most importantly, make it fun.

BE HEALTHY

There are a lot of directions you can go with health-oriented resolutions. The trick is to make it enjoyable and fun. For example, if your resolution is to go walking 3 days a week, make it a social event by inviting friends to join your walking club. Not only will you have people to hold you accountable, you get to hang out with your friends while fulfilling your health resolution.

Another fun way of getting into your resolutions is to buy things! I’m all for motivation shopping, and it’s true that buying that new pair of sneakers or workout outfit definitely gets me feeling good and motivated. So here are some of my favorite new athletic shoes that should give you that extra motivation to get moving on your resolutions:

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Other health resolutions could include addressing specific health concerns. Whether it’s the tense muscles in your back, or your aching feet, find a solution and attack it! The good thing about these resolutions is you’re getting rid of a problem and often times the solution is enjoyable. Back problems? Chiropractic or massage therapy. Muscle problems? Regular epson salt baths. Feet problems? Footwear etc. of course! Here are some of my favorite foot solutions for various aches and pains, including those caused by Plantar Fasciitis:

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FEETURES! RUNNING SOCKS W/TARGETED COMPRESSION

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OS1ST WS6 WRIST SLEEVE – FOR CARPAL TUNNEL & MORE

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BE FASHIONABLE

Don’t forget that sometimes the best resolution is finding ways to boost your self confidence and feel good about yourself. Part of this could be exercise, but there are several other ways of giving yourself a confidence booster: a new haircut, a few new outfits, new shoes (of course!), education (Skillshare is great for those with busy schedules), or even meditation!

As mentioned in the Be “Zen” this New Year: Vionic Active, Vionic has an amazing routine called the ZenFitness30 Method that is only 30 minutes long and good for all levels. I highly recommend you check it out! It’a a great body-mind exercise set.

Here are some of my favorite ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ shoes for 2016:

JOAN OLOFF LINDA

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REGARDE LE CIEL MARISI-22

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ZIERA LANA

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BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA SOFT FOOTBED

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NAOT CALIMA

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ZIERA VENEZUELA

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! from all of us at Footwear etc., and good luck with your New Year’s Resolutions.

Samuel Hubbard Shoe for Men: Ultimate Mobile Device

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Men are jumping onboard with Samuel Hubbard as more and more are trying these eye-catching shoes on. That’s all it takes to get hooked! Not only do these shoes look great and modern, they are EXTREMELY comfortable. So there you have it, looks and comfort: check! check!

We love their new advertising campaigns. From “The Un-Sneaker” to “The Ultimate Mobile Device”, they are doing a fantastic job expressing how incredibly comfortable Samuel Hubbard men’s shoes are. The company started in 1930 and have made every effort over the years to craft shoes with quality materials that focus on comfort. These shoes are fully leather lined, feature a triple density comfort insole, Moreflex Vibram ousoles, and are lightweight.

Footwear etc. is excited to announce that we just received 5 Limited Edition colors of the Samuel Hubbard Free shoe. These fun colors are for those standout-men, looking to make a fashion statement but aren’t willing to sacrifice comfort. Limited edition colors include Lime Green, Ocean Blue, Orange, Royal Blue and Sky Blue. Other popular colors include Almost Black/Steel, Rust, Tan Waxhide/White, Navy and Sand.

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Also on the new arrivals list are some super sleek dress shoes. The Tipping Point is a lace up brogue wingtip style from Samuel Hubbard’s Go to Work Collection. The Samuel Hubbard Founder is also a lace up but resembles more of an oxford style. And if you prefer a slip-on style over laces, the Samuel Hubbard Frequent Traveler is the shoe for you. Very sleek and features elastic goring for easy on-off.

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So there you have it… stylish, comfortable, fun and serious. Once you try on a pair of Samuel Hubbard shoes, you won’t want to take them off! Come into one of our 13 California Footwear etc. locations or shop our fantastic selection online at www.footwearetc.com.