By playing college sports or sports in general it would be nearly impossible to say that you have perfect feet. I did not see the point of getting regular pedicures during season because frankly on a student budget, even though I worked through school, I was not willing to ruin a perfectly good pedicure by shoving it into my basketball shoes for two hours+ of practice and workouts six times a week. That did not make practical sense to me. So I would get one pedicure to celebrate the beginning of season and then another to celebrate the end of the season.
My super high arches had also created an awkward wear in all of my shoes and led to me getting custom orthodics during my freshman year when my blisters had gotten so bad I couldn’t make it through simple drills and even walking normally to class. My amazing trainer was there for me and my feet during all four years and I was also always looking out for new products that would work to reduce callouses, blisters, dry skin, etc.
So why am I telling this terrible tale about how bad my feet are? Well in my latest vox box from Influenster I received two new products to try out for my feet! As a newly appointed NARP (none athletic regular person) I am constantly discovering new ways to workout that do not relate to basketball. I have dedicated basically my whole life to training for basketball and now I am able to workout and train on my terms but that also means without Missy’s help to watch my feet. So, receiving new feet related products to try out is a big bonus to me….even bigger when they work!
The first product that I received was the Triad Orthodic. Now as someone who only wears orthodics in my basketball shoes and only has custom orthodics for her high intensity workouts with a lot of agility movements (aka basketball workouts) I was a little hesitate to even try them out. I have to say that they are really nice for walking around; however, I would never do a long workout in them because they are a 6-10 size (I wear a 10.5 in most of my athletic shoes) and they do not hit the balls of my feet correctly but they are nice as a backup for my shorter workout shoes just to add the extra support. The orthodics also feel very nice on the heel but my high arches create an problem for off-the-shelf products.
The second product on the other hand is great! The pedi-rock may be like my new best friend. It forms to your feet and works to scrap off that hard dead skin and make your feet nice and smooth. The pedi-rock is a softer foam like material that forms to your feet so you can get the perfect feet. I would highly recommend this type of product for anyone with callouses. Just as a side not, remember do not try and scrap off blisters until they have drained and dried out – you could cause infection and worse problems for yourself.
I love being pampered and getting pedicures every once in awhile but the pedi-rock may be a close second but I will definitely not stop getting regular pedis because I still like to have someone else work their magic on my athletic feet. What girl doesn’t love to be pampered?