Black Friday, the biggest shopping day in the U.S., is fast approaching. With almost all stores having some sort of savings, it can be difficult to navigate! That’s why the team at FitMyFoot have compiled some of the best Black Friday savings and holiday gifts you can get specifically for your feet.
Foot care is vital. It’s a perfect way to practice a little self-care and pampering. But beyond that, taking care of your feet can help to prevent foot issues and injury. Wearing a good pair of shoes is just the tip of the iceberg.
Why it’s important to take care of your feet
Your feet are your body’s foundation. They deserve extra attention and care, because they’re responsible for carrying you through life. They absorb the impact as your body hits the ground, which can put a lot of stress and burden on them. That’s partially why foot injuries are so common.
A whopping 75 percent of Americans will experience foot problems at one time or another in their lives. That might be hygiene-related conditions like Athlete’s foot - caused by a type of fungus. Or it might be caused by the structure of your foot - like flat-footedness, overpronation or supination. Or it might be caused by overuse or trauma - like plantar fasciitis or a sprain.
When you experience a foot problem, it greatly impacts your life. Your ability to walk confidently through life is impaired. That might be because you start to feel self-conscious of your feet, particularly if they are smelly or unclean. You may be physically impacted by a foot problem, which can limit your mobility and ability to perform daily tasks.
What’s more, many foot conditions lead to problems in other areas of the body. For example, if your feet are overpronated - that is, your arches collapse and your feet roll inwards when you walk - you’re more at risk for knee injuries like runner’s knee or acute patellar.
In short: taking good care of your feet will benefit you for life. Around the holidays is the perfect time to pay extra attention to your feet. Treat yourself on Black Friday with a foot-related product or service that will allow your feet to flourish.
Here’s our summary of some of the best holiday gift ideas for your feet, and the associated Black Friday sales.
Holiday gift ideas for your feet
Gifting yourself or someone else a pedicure is no-doubt going to go down a treat. A pedicure is a therapeutic treatment for your feet that removes dead skin, softens hard skin and shapes and treats your toenails. Contrary to popular belief, they’re not just for women.
The treatment involves cutting, trimming and shaping your toenails, tending to your cuticles, exfoliating, hydrating and massaging your feet. Both men and women can benefit from taking this ‘me time’ for their feet.
Certain nail spas will offer Black Friday discounts, particularly if you go on Black Friday or buy a package for future treatments. Ask around to your local nail spa if they’ll be participating.
- FitMyFoot Custom Plus Slides
Coming out around Black Friday is the new FitMyFoot Custom Plus Slides. They are the world’s first custom slides made to order from your smartphone - custom to every curve of your foot to keep them supported, to absorb impact, and assist your foot in recovering from physical activity.
Whether you’re an athlete or have a special someone who is, these are a perfect gift. Even if you’re not an athlete, but want to take care of your feet as you go throughout life, these slides will help you do so.
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They’re made from a high-performance foam that weighs less, so you can feel lighter on your feet and be more inclined to walk more. You can wear them with or without socks, for any climate. What more could you want?
The ‘more’ you’re looking for is here - a Black Friday deal! You can take advantage by buying two and getting a third pair three. Or buying three and getting four! It sounds like an ideal time to buy them for all the family.
- New socks
Something as simple as buying new socks can make a huge difference to your feet. Many people reuse the same socks for years, only finally getting new ones when they’re worn out and thin. By this time, it’s too late!
It’s a good idea to buy new socks every six months or so. You should also buy socks for different occasions - socks for running or working out, socks for wearing boots, summer socks etc. These contain different features that make them suitable for different activities or climates.
Check out the Black Friday deals on socks at Target by clicking here.
- Foot mask
If your feet are in need of some extra TLC, get your hands on a foot mask. They’re exactly what you’d think - a thin sheet that goes over your feet to hydrate and soothe them. For an added bonus, combine it with an exfoliating treatment to get rid of any dry skin or stubborn patches on your foot that may be rubbing against your shoes.
Check out the foot masks sold during the Black Friday Sephora sale by clicking here.
- Heel cream
Experiencing rough spots, cracked heels, dry cuticles, or itchy skin? Sounds like you need a heel cream! These creams can be applied daily and offer added benefits for your feet more than regular body lotion.
You can grab a great Black Friday deal on Amazon, Target, or Sephora, to name a few. Check out this article that covers the 14 best foot creams for dry feet and cracked heels.
- Epsom salts
Soak your feet in epsom salts for a spa-like experience in the comfort of your home. The crystallized compound structure of Epsom salt helps to exfoliate dead skin on the feet. The soak will cleanse your feet from bacteria and fungus, and help decrease roughness and leave the feet softer.
Check out this article that looks at the best epsom salts for your feet.
- FitMyFoot custom insoles
Have a favorite pair of shoes that doesn’t fit quite right? Get your hands on some custom insoles from FitMyFoot.
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