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Even if you don't think grooming your feet is an important thing, the woman in your life probably does. Here's how to take care of your feet:
- Pay attention to your socks. Men are notorious for their stinky, sweaty feet, and a lot of that has to do with the socks they wear. Stay away from nylon and white socks and look for high-quality cotton or cashmere socks, which breathe better.
- Creams alone don't cut it. Got Athlete's Foot? Over-the-counter creams won't get rid of this fungus. If you find that you're in a continuous cycle of kicking Athlete's Foot and getting it again, then it's how you're taking care of your feet. During your shower, wash your feet with your soap. Pat them dry with a towel and apply a thick lotion containing peppermint or eucalyptus, both of which kill fungus, another reason why your feet smell so bad. When you exfoliate (you're exfoliating, right?) make sure you hit up your feet as well.
- Get the right tools. Toenails grow slower than fingernails and only need to be cut every two or three weeks. Invest in a good pair of clippers and a cuticle pusher, to help ward off fungus.
- Don't want to do it yourself?... Get a pedicure! Go to a man-friendly salon and have a strong-handed woman give you a foot massage and clean up your feet. Thinking it's not manly? Think about this: women notice feet, and rubbing scaly heels against her smooth legs isn't going to get anyone in the mood.
Men's feet need an intervention. If you're like most men, you wear the same clammy shoes and socks every day. You probably shower at the gym too, which is like the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday's for the fungus on your feet- a free for all! When at the gym shower, wear flip-flops. Athlete's foot can be cured with prescriptions, but consider getting an antifungal spray for your shoes- fungus can still linger in your shoes, waiting to reinfect you. Yuck.
Ingrown toenails are common, especially when they're a result of a heavy hand with the clippers. Cut your toenails straight across, and don't pick at them, which causes tears and infections.
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Let's face it: men's socks are boring. Ever go to buy a pair of socks for your dad/husband/grandfather/son and think "Boring, boring, boring."?
Men are getting sick of the same ol' socks too and a sock revolution is happening! They're starting to wear bright, colorful socks that break all the traditional rules (socks that match trousers, shoes, etc), or they're not wearing them at all. Jeans with blue and green striped socks? Suits without socks? Very fashionable.
Here are the new rules for men and how to wear socks:
Ditch socks if...
...you're wearing well-tailored pants. During the warm weather, shorter pant legs require awesome shoes. Choose pants are are right around the ankle, and just short enough to show off stylish shoes. You can also roll up your pant legs a couple of times to skim the top of your shoes.
...you're wearing sandals. This was always a rule, but it needs to reiterated.
...you're at the beach. The beach is a casual environment, and taking the time to take off shoes and socks makes a spontaneous run into the water take more time. You should be wearing flip-flops or boat shoes to the beach or pool anyway.
If you're concerned about foot odor- which most men are- pick up a foot powder and put it on your feet before shoes.
Keep the socks if...
...you're not ready to go bare. If it's too extreme for you, there is a plethora of options. Try wearing colorful, patterned socks instead. They show your personality while still keeping your feet covered and warm.
...you're exercising. One word: blisters.
...you're sticking with a low cut pair . Low-cut athletic or loafer socks provide cushion and keep away the stink.
If you have a foot problem, call one of our six locations to make an appointment.