Whether you are off on your holidays, are a keen tennis fan or have been lucky enough to secure tickets for events at this summers Olympic Games, here are the things that you will be hoping won't to let you down:
- The Weather
- Your Transport
- Your footwear
Though we can't guarantee that the weather, planes, trains or traffic jams won't interfere with you plans, we can give you some reassurance that as long as you have bought your comfortable sandals from Cheerful Soles then you can be assured of foot pain free summer days. At Cheerful Soles we know how wearing ill fitting and unsupportive sandals (however comfy they feel at first) can lead to you not enjoying a great day out. Blisters, painful rubbing and swollen feet oftern accompany many an other wise fantastic summer outfit.
Essential Tips to a Foot Pain Free Summer
Here are our top tips for making sure that you and your feet are up to those lovely trips and holidays that you have been planning:
Keep your feet as cool and dry as possible
Many of our comfort sandals have nubuck or breathable sole units that will help to keep your feet co0l and dry (essential if you are on your feet travelling and sight seeing). The Mephisto Helen Sandals are great as they also have a good arch support and a supportive strap across the foot.
Wear well-fitting Comfortable Sandals
Too tight or loose fitting can both be a problem and lead to friction as your feet slip out of the sandal or as your toes and squeezed together. As a rule of thumb, aim for a 1cm space between your logest toe and the end of the sandal or shoe. Ecer heard of wiggle room? Well, be sure that you have enough room to wiggle your toes inside the toe box of an enclosed shoe or sandal and make sure that your heel doesn't slip out when you walk in them.
Give your feet a chance to breathe in comfortable shoes that are an alternative to open toe sandals
Even if you hate the site of your feet, try to choose a shoe that uses a combination of fabric and mesh rather than 100% leather so you can keep the areas you don't like less obvious but still keep cool and dry.
Check for hidden seams
Raised seams inside the sandal or shoe lining can make for extra friction causing blisters and corns. Shoes that may have been comfortable with tights or socks may not be ideal without them.
It sounds obvious but making sure that you are getting plenty of water will help prevent chafing by allowing you to perspire more freely. freely. When you stop perspiring your sweat will form salt crystals on your body increasing friction.
So, you are now armed with all the information you need to be able to choose your perfect pair of comfortable summer sandals. We hope that you have fun doing what ever it is you do during the summer months and that your feet and your footwear will not let you down.