Now that the weather is finally getting warmer and sunnier, we can finally break out our summer shoe closet. But before you slip into those fabulous new strappy sandals or poolside wedges, it’s important to make sure that your feet are sandal ready. This infographic guide from the team at Walsh Brothers Shoes offers some simple tricks you can try at home to get your tootsies looking pretty for the summer.

How To Look After Your Feet During the Summer

After months of hiding away in big winter tights, socks and boots, your feet will more than likely be in need of some serious TLC before they’re presentable enough for open-toe shoes. If you don’t want to spend big bucks in the salon, you can easily do a pedicure at home. To keep your feet looking clean and attractive throughout the summer, try to fit in a foot bath about once a week. All you need is:

  1. A foot basin
  2. Tea tree oil
  3. A toenail clipper
  4. A nail file
  5. A towel
  6. A pumice stone, scrub, or foot file
  7. Some foot lotion
  8. Clear nail varnish

Summer Footwear Considerations

When it comes to summer footwear, be sure to choose carefully. Under the summer sun, your feet will perspire more and may swell from the heat – so be sure to go for a comfortable style that allows your feet to breathe. This is also important to help prevent fungal infections such as Athlete’s Foot.

Keeping Your Feet Safe & Healthy

Apply sunscreen to the top and bottom of your feet every day. If you are going to the pool or the beach, be sure to wear sturdy sandals that will protect your feet from any dangerous objects.