Tips For Healthy Happy Feet

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It’s never too late to look after your feet – here’s some handy tips to keep feet feeling happy and healthy…

Step 1: Exfoliate

Remove dead or rough skin by using a foot scrub and use pumice stone or foot file on hard skin, paying particular attention to your heels as this is where you are most likely to have calluses.


Step 2: Trim Toe Nails

It’s best to cut your toenails straight across using proper nail clippers or nail scissors. Be careful not cut them too short and never cut down the sides as this can cause in-growing toenails. Finish by using a nail file to smooth off any rough edges.


Step 3: Moisturise

Finally, apply a good moisturising cream freely and use a foot spray to refresh your feet.

If you wish to apply nail polish, firstly use a base coat as this will protect your nails and try not leave polish on for too long, as it can cause your nails to go yellow.

To maintain optimum cleanliness feet should be washed daily in lukewarm water using a mild soap and then dried thoroughly.

Changing your shoes regularly will also help to keep feet fresh.

A simple footcare regime will help liberate your feet and make you smile. Here’s our tips to keep your feet happy.


  1. Get to know your feet well – if you check them on a daily basis you’ll soon notice any cuts and breaks in the skin or unusual changes in colour or temperature.
  2. Wash, but don’t soak your feet each day. Soaking can destroy natural oils, but a wash in warm soapy water, followed by a thorough dry – especially between the toes – keeps them odour free and fresh.
  3. The skin on your feet is different from anywhere else on your body – so buy a special foot powder if you need to reduce moisture and use a foot moisturiser to keep skin soft and supply.

Always speak to a health professional before trying out a new footcare regime. 


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  • I am a UK size 8. Narrow, flat foot, long toes and I wear Orthotics. Last winter, I spent up to an hour with the St Albans, St Peters Street assistant trying on shoes that would fit me. The last pair of winter shoes in the store that I tried on & that fit me perfectly were the Rapid style. I already own Leanne & Tenby. It would be really helpful for me if you added a section on your website that if you are suited to a particular style of shoe, i.e. longer in the foot, then these other styles would fit you or suit you. As we do not know how long the lockdown will be, it would be helpful while shopping online. Many thanks, Fiona, St Albans.

    • Hi Fiona, thank you for your feedback, we will ensure this is passed onto the relevant team. Whilst you aren’t able to speak to one of our store team, we would love you to give our personal shoppers a call on 01695 213514, they will be able to offer you the same expert help and advice over the phone.

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