Category Archives: Footwear

Sam Cam’s feet again!

Poor Samantha Cameron’s feet have been under scrutiny yet again in the national press.

The Daily Mail have published an article entitled ‘Wearing heels for more than 3 years could do you harm’  which can be found on page 3.

Quite why women’s feet are vilified so much in the press is beyond me. If women wear comfortable low heeled shoes with laces which allow plenty of toe room, they get slammed. If they wear high heels or ballet pumps or court style shoes then get their feet on show they get slammed because their feet don’t look perfect.

Women have a bit of a no win situation when it comes to shoes.

Come on men, wear some nice heels for a whole day and just see how comfortable they are.

Every one, lets show the world what normal feet look like. Take a photo of your feet and upload to  #myfeettweet

#myfeettweet

It’s Foot health Month 2015, and our aim is to stop people being ashamed of their feet and to  reclaim them!

Katie Owen (Sargasso and Grey) and I (both passionate West London businesses) want people to start being out and proud of those poor feet we often hide away. I frequently see people who won’t wear lovely open toed sandals in summer because of what their feet look like. You know what? Very few of us have feet that look perfect. To us, if they work, they are perfect!

So why not help us and Tweet Your Feet? Take a photo of your feet and post it to Twitter with the hashtag #myfeettweet. The more people that do this, the more people will realise that there are very few perfect feet out there.

3 tips for loving your feet

To support the Society of Podiatrist and Chiropodist’s upcoming Feet for Life campaign this month, here are my top tips!

Love them, Live them, and Look after them!

Love them

Don’t be ashamed of your feet; reclaim them! Why not Tweet Your Feet? Take a photo of your feet and post it to Twitter with the hashtag #myfeettweet. The more people that do this, the more people will realise that there are very few perfect feet out there.

Live with them

You only have one pair of feet, which need to work hard on a daily basis, so make life as easy as possible for them. When it comes to footwear, choose shoes that feel good as well as look good. Katie Owen, founder of luxury wide fit shoe company Sargasso & Grey, says “we like to think of our shoes as spacious rather than wide, and our motto is ‘Shoes That Don’t Squeeze’. After all, what is wrong with giving your feet a little extra space to move? Even if your feet aren’t particularly wide, think about buying a pair of wider fit shoes and put a comfortable insole inside them to help cushion your feet.”

Summer is coming, so get them out as often as you can, free from the constraints of uncomfortable footwear. Toes feel so good when free of constraints!

Look After Them

The people with the best feet are those who have a trusted podiatrist listed in their little black book, alongside their hairdresser, beautician and dentist. You should treat your feet as you would your face: just as you might get a facial, so you should get a ‘Feetcial’!  Whether this is a professional MOT for feet with a podiatrist or simply a DIY foot spa, exfoliation and moisturise, a regular foot care regime will pay huge dividends when it comes to making your feet look and feel beautiful.

Lorraine Jones is chairman of The Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodist and has her own podiatry practice in Chiswick.

Katie Owen is owner and shoe designer of Sargasso and Grey.