Feet and popularity are close relations. If you don’t believe it, remember the dance when you had painful corn; the tea when your shoes pinched; the hike with a gay companion, when there was a blister on your heel; the dinner party when the satin slippers began to cut across your instep.
Your face can’t look serene, your conversation can’t be bright, your personality can’t radiate if your feet hurt. The worst of it is that the hurt need not be acute.
Even the most minor foot discomfort can erase charm and add years.
Yet there’s nothing complicated about the proper care of the feet.
A weekly clipping of toenails, scrupulous cleanliness, stockings that are long enough but not too long, shoes fitted by an expert, are all that is necessary.
With these simple measures, normal feet will stay at the bottom of your body instead of leaving their prints on your face and feelings.
If your feet are not normal, go to a doctor and start right in to restore their health.
But the usual ills that beset our feet do not need a doctor. They need only common sense and two general types of good shoes.
The shoes you use for every day and walking need not look like orthopedic models. Comfort does indicate lower heels and real support in these shoes, however.
Your afternoon shoes should be more flattering. Of course, they should fit you perfectly, but they can have a higher heel and be styled for beauty rather than practicality.