Feet and footwear are always a hot topic. Why? Because when they hurt, they will define our day.
As a result, there is an entire industry built around foot care from advanced shoe technology to techniques to alleviate foot pain. Regardless of your preferred activities or style of shoe, when it comes to feet, the best plan is to prevent them from becoming sore in the first place. If you want to continue to put your best foot forward, take simple steps to care for them well.
Freshen up your footwear
Look at the tread of your shoes. If it's beginning to smooth out, then the compressive elements of your shoes are nearing their end. Don't let those shoes get too far gone, or you will pay for it with pain. Make a trip to a shoe store that has experts in fitting you for shoes specific to your activity. It matters. I like the team at Blue Mile in Broadripple for runners and walkers.
Shoes not quite done? Replace your socks. It's a cheaper option, and it really makes a difference.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.