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Hump Day Giveaway: Clog Jam

March 30, 2011

Just call me Mumble: Clogs give me happy feet

My Achilles tendon now goes hours, sometimes days, without talking to me. After a long run, it’ll shout out to me for an hour or two after I get home, but gone are the days of limping down stairs–or ignoring the doorbell completely because it wasn’t worth the hobble from my 2nd-floor office to the front door. There are a few factors relieving the swelling, tightness, and soreness, including the Graston Technique treatments from a P.T. friend; post-run ice baths; and a few simple stretching and strengthening exercises the P.T. recommended.

And then there’s a less-traditional “treatment”–I wear clogs more often. As a freelance writer, I could live in PJs and slippers. But, hey, I grew up in Connecticut so it doesn’t feel right to me to not be dressed at least somewhat appropriately for work–even if  the UPS delivery person is the only person who sees me during the workday. But until a few months ago, wool slippers were my work-footwear. Then I read having an elevated heel can help ease problems in the Achilles tendon. Obviously heels would be an impractical, overly fancy solution (I mean, I’m a work-at-home mom…in Oregon. ‘Nuf said.) I got to thinking about all the super-cute clogs I’d see at a trade show I attend twice a year. They seemed ideal–the same roomy forefoot afforded by my trusty slippers, the ease of slip-ons like aforementioned slippers, yet with a raised platform. So I got me some Dansko clogs, and I’ve been tromping around in style–and comfort–ever since.

Turns out I’m not the only one: Fellow RLAMer Jane Andersen, a podiatrist in Chapel Hill, N.C., is a clog-wearer. She likes the amount of support Dansko clogs offer, saying she often recommends, “them for plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis (because it raises up the heel) and even arthritis in the great toe joint. ”

For times when slippers--or running shoes--aren't right

If you want to treat your feet–and maybe an ache or pain–to the comfort of some Dansko clogs, you’re in luck: We’re giving away a pair of Volley clogs, part of Dansko’s new sporty Sanibel line. These cute kicks scream out to be paired with a pair of capris or a skirt post-run–and all summer long.

For a chance to win, just tell us how you pamper your feet. Do you have the number for the nearest pedicure place programmed into your phone (I own up to that…)? More a fan of at-home foot soaks or scented lotions? Have your kids (or hubby) give you foot massages? Or ignore them except for an occasional scraping with a pumice stone?

Get clogged: How do you treat your feet as thanks for all the hard work they do?

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P.S. The winner of our great RLAMiversary giveaway–the Mountain Buggy Terrain stroller–is Ashley H! She writes:

My 2 y/o son isn’t a BAD running partner, just a heavy one that slows me down. My favorite partner is my best friend, Lauren. She started running after her second baby to lose weight, and now, Saturday nights are our “date nights” … At the gym!

Thinking, Ashley, that the sweet new wheels will make your son feel like he’s a feather! Congrats! E-mail us at runmother at gmail dot com to claim your new stroller.

353 Comments leave one →
  1. Nan permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:27 am

    My poor feet don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. Sometimes I’ll rub ’em with peppermint foot cream, but that’s about it!

  2. March 30, 2011 3:28 am

    While I love the occassional pedicure, I also live in my Dansko’s. My mom turned me onto them and I have now converted several co-workers.

    • Jill permalink
      March 30, 2011 4:52 am

      My mom hooked me too… those moms are so smart…

  3. Lynn Dahlin permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:59 am

    Would love these clogs! I have achilles tendinitis in BOTH feet- current pampering includes a lot of downward dog and other yoga, ice and, if I’m nice, a hardcore foot and calf massage from my husband- which is more pain than pampering, but worth it!

  4. Jacinda permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:00 am

    I love my danskos too along with a fleece lined pair of merrells. Otherwise my poor feet suffer.

  5. March 30, 2011 4:08 am

    I do two things….make my husband give me foot rubs and occasionally get pedicures….

  6. Susan permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:16 am

    I live in nothern New England where it’s really cold during the winter – especially the tile floor in my kitchen – and this year I started wearing fleece lined Crocs as slippers. They are warm, soft and make my feet very happy.

  7. Laurie A permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:21 am

    During teh winter, they get the occasional scrub and then slathering with aquaphor and into cotten socks before bed. Now that spring is in the air, I need a pedicure in the worst way, but am trying to wait until one of my nails grows back in. It looks so bad I can’t even PAY my kids (4 and 7) to rub my feet!

    • Laurie A permalink
      March 30, 2011 4:22 am

      I should not even be on the computer before 6:30 a.m. Way to many typos!

  8. Melissa J permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:39 am

    Cheery bright pink toenail polish, year round!

  9. March 30, 2011 4:43 am

    I do the occasional pedicure. I got my first one of the season last week. I do have PF and Achilles Tendinitis and am constantly told that they are great shoe’s for those issues! WOuld love a pair.

  10. March 30, 2011 4:44 am

    I treat myself to a very unique pedicure service. Here in Japan there is this fabulous place called Cocok’s (the K is silent!) and the pedicure session alone lasts about two hours. You are served refreshments and given a massage up to your knees. They are mainly known for their amazing artwork. http://www.okinawahai.com/my_weblog/2008/06/cocoks-with-a-s.html
    click the link to a local blog page for Americans new to the island. They hand paint all the art and it is always an amazing finish! It costs 3800Yen which is equal to about $40.00 (US).

  11. Catrina permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:45 am

    I will get the occassional pedi, but mostly don’t do much to my feet. Calling this week though to get one, in hopes of flip flop season coming soon!

  12. Sara B. permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:49 am

    After losing three toenails recently, I’ve been painting them myself with dark-colored polish to cover up the flimsy regrowth. I guess you could say that I’m pampering (or protecting) the vision that others would have seeing my yucky toenails if I didn’t try to hide them. At the first signs of pain & bruising, I use Arnica gel. They still look ugly, but they’re pain-free.

  13. Jill permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:56 am

    I just tried these on yesterday!!!! Awesome shoes.. I treat my feet well by wearing Dansko’s everyday, good running shoes (only for running), and my husband gives me foot rubs on a regular basis… : ) I also keep a nubby ball around to roll under my foot if husband is away.. My Achilles issues began because of bad shoes, grrrrrrrr… Found a pair of ‘walking/around the house’ sneakers that just wrecked me..

  14. March 30, 2011 5:00 am

    I can count on 2 fingers the number of pedicures I’ve had. It’s sad, really. I clip my toenails. I snarl down at my feet and maybe ice them when I’ve pushed my running shoes too far and caused some minor damage. I am a bad, bad foot owner. But, I sure would love those clogs!!

  15. eep permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:18 am

    I like to polish the nails in the summer, but that’s about it. I have a goal to going for a pedicure occasionally this summer. We’ll see how that goes. I spend a lot of my time barefoot. I really feel like it makes my feet happy to be unencumbered by shoes. That said, I saw these Danskos at the mall a few days ago and I must have them! I can’t be barefoot all of the time, right?

  16. sandi permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:30 am

    My feet don’t get pampered very much but they do get ice baths and I always have to make sure I have some kind of shoe on my feet. Gone are the days that I could walk in the house in barefeet or socks.
    Sandi

  17. Terri permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:30 am

    I paint my nails after race day and roll out my plantar fasciitis on a frozen soup can most all the time.

  18. Corinna permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:39 am

    Usually soak them in the tub, do an at home pedicure & lather on the lotion. And am occasional foot massage from my hubby.

  19. Judy permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:39 am

    I am on my feet all day at work. When I first got plantar fascitis years ago, someone suggested Danskos clogs to me. I have wore nothing else since. They are so comfy and no heel or arch pain. I highly recommend them. But of course, would love to own this new cute design. I keep trying but never win your giveaways……maybe this time.

  20. Val Gurr permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:44 am

    My poor feet get ignored all winter!! During Spring and Summer, I usually allow myself 2 pedicures. I say “allow” because I could totally get addicted!! However, I am beginning to believe all the hype about how unsanitary most nail places are. So, I am on the fence as to whether I will get another pedicure in a nail salon. I am thinking I will just invest in some great tools and do it myself!

  21. Megan W permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:47 am

    I don’t really like people touching my feet – but this past summer I got my first pedicure and loved it. I am looking forward to flip flop and painted toenail season.

  22. Kelly permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:47 am

    I don’t do as much as I should for my feet. I do have some at home stuff for foot soaks and so forth but I think my 3 year old was still nursing the last time I did that. I do use my pink egg foot scraper thing in the summer for callouses and am lucky enough to have a husband who will massage my feet.

  23. March 30, 2011 5:52 am

    I get a pedicure every once in a great while. The last time I walked in to my “regular” place the owner asked me if I had moved away…I think I need to go more often.

  24. Barbara permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:52 am

    The only pampering my feet get is a monthly pedicure during sandal season (May-Sept in New England) — I’m learning to spend more $$ on good footwear — starting with running shoes. Now that I’m starting to deal with some foot problems (plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis) no more cheap shoes for casual wear — I’ve spent most of this winter in Merrell hiking boots, and have been looking into Danskos (on the recommendation of a friend) — good timing!

  25. Rebecca Tadema-Wielandt permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:59 am

    Ummmm. In 36 years I have only had two pedicures, one for my wedding and the other at a friends house. I do get the occasional foot rub from the hubbie, but for the most part they are ignored. I have all sorts of achilles and big toe issues and if wearing cute clogs will help then count me in 🙂

  26. March 30, 2011 6:12 am

    I do my own foot massage–once a week in yoga class–which includes interlacing the fingers of the opposing hand with the toes (which felt terrific once I could get a finger between each toe). And I have a great pumice (non)stone from the Body Shop (http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/body-products/foot-care-products/no-more-rough-stuff-pumice.aspx) that I use in the shower a few times a week. But my feet still need more loving care than they get.

  27. Linda B permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:15 am

    I don’t do much for my feet. I get a pedicure maybe once a year. I know I need to do more and maybe this will be the year.

  28. Ann S. permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:15 am

    The best thing I do for my tired feet is to roll my foot around on a tennis ball. It does a great job of relieving tension in my arch and just before the heel, it feels like a great foot massage when I am done.

  29. March 30, 2011 6:20 am

    I don’t do enough for my feet either. I keep my toes painted and nails trimmed but that’s about it. I need to get pedicures but it’s not in the budget. The only casual shoes I wear are sneakers that I wear when I’m not wearing my running shoes.

  30. Cheryl K permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:20 am

    My feet are woefully ignored. I’ll scrape off dead skin a couple times. I ‘ll get a professional pedi once a year or so. But I do manage to keep my toe nails painted myself.

  31. Carrie Ann Delaney permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:21 am

    To care of my feet as best as I can due to dealing with plantar fascitis and heel spurs, I try to do a combo of foot soaking, getting a pedi when I can (it is hard to run out when I have my two year old to take care of), and asking my husband very nicely for a foot rub!! Those clogs would be great because my foot doctor just told me I am not allowed to walk around my house with supportive shoes on!!!

  32. Monica permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:28 am

    I don’t even SEE my feet during the winter. (I hate being cold!) I live in rural Pennsylvania on the north side of a mountain and we still have snow 😦 I usually get a pedicure in the spring (wish I could afford it more often) and try to maintain it myself the rest of the year. I use products sold by Pretty Baby. They have a wonderful peppermint foot bath salt and cream.

  33. March 30, 2011 6:29 am

    I keep mine covered. They are not pretty!

  34. March 30, 2011 6:31 am

    I do keep my toenails polished, but I don’t do near enough to actually take care of my feet. I live in “teacher” shoes with a little heel and know that I do better in these, but I have no casual shoes to wear.

  35. Andrea Lehman permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:32 am

    I have had some issue with my feet in the past. I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic a number of years ago that left some damage to my nerves. Therefore my feet will start ‘burning’ after 7 miles. Obviously it’s not so bad or I wouldn’t’ t be able to run. My husband gives me many foot massages and I also ice and/or roll them on top of a golf ball. All of these help!

  36. stacy permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:33 am

    I don’t do this enough to see a difference, but every now and then I will cover my feet with Burt’s bee’s foot cream and then cover with my white cotton socks. If I were consistent with this, I would probably be able to see a difference, but usually it’s just once a month maybe…

  37. March 30, 2011 6:38 am

    In the height of training, my hubs becomes my personal masseur. He’s the best!

  38. Allison M permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:45 am

    I ignore my feet all winter, unless I am heading to Florida or going to a wedding and the tootsies are going to be in public. In the summer I am on the beach almost everyday (stay at home mom) so I usually get 2 or 3 during the summer.
    I LOVE me some pedicure…. I even go to a place that massages your shoulders and back while you are drying your nails. It’s like a mini-spa hour. 🙂

  39. Nicole Griswold permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:48 am

    I love my dansko’s have had the same pair since my first pregnancy (6+ years ago++). Needless to say, I could use a new pair:)

    I pamper my feet by getting the occasional pedicure and not asking them to withstand time in high heals;)

  40. BigDogMom permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:48 am

    I gave learned after years of bad shoes to take care of my feet. I am a teacher and on my feet all day. I have never tried Danskos but would love to. I roll them on a frozen water bottle and get a pedicure when I can find time…. Which is rare.

  41. CarrieP permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:55 am

    Does washing them count? That’s about all I do, although I agree with my sister (Christy J), I keep my toenails polished. I know I should do more for my sore, pregnancy feet, but it’s really hard to reach them right now!

  42. Dee Dee permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:56 am

    Monthly pedicures are a treat for my feet and the rest of me! It’s my date with my mom. We visit for an hour while enjoying the massage chairs. I often try to schedule them for the days I race so the leg massage is extra heavenly!

  43. March 30, 2011 6:59 am

    I actually have arthritis in my big toe joints, and have a history of severe plantar fasciitis stemming from the arthritis (it alters my gait), so I have to be very careful with my feet. I wear Danskos a lot–though had not seen this cute new style–and probably most importantly, even if it’s not exactly, um, cute and stylish, I wear Birkenstock sandals as “inside shoes/slippers” any time I am just walking around the house.

  44. Tammi permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:01 am

    Mostly I just ask my hubby to rub them. I should take better care of them as I am suffering from plantar fasciitis 😦 Sometimes I’ll roll my right foot on a golf ball to try and loosen it up.

  45. Emily S permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:01 am

    I was not born with nice feet. They are very wide, which makes finding shoes very difficult! So I forego all the cute chic colors in running shoes to get the men’s versions so that my shoes fit right and my feet are taken care of. And maybe one day they will make more cute shoes in wide sizes. To counter this, I obsess about keeping my feet callus free and my toes painted (when the time allows). I’m lucky that I don’t have pain in my feet from running, but my wonderful husband is nice to enough to rub them from time to time, and for that I am very thankful!

  46. March 30, 2011 7:03 am

    I’m a Flylady fan, so my feet get shoved into lace-up shoes first thing in the morning…and that’s about it. I can’t remember the last time I had a pedi. My wedding maybe (10 years ago)?

  47. Carrie permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:03 am

    I would LOVE these shoes! I have to wear shoes all the time, even in the house due to plantar fascitis. I pamper my feet by having semi regular pedicures during the summer…and giving them a good scrub in between pedicures. And of course I love the occasional foot rub!

  48. shana permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:03 am

    I don’t do much for my feet – but I do slip into my Ugg slippers as soon as I get home. Toasty toes are happy toes.

  49. Molli permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:03 am

    I get the occasional pedi during training. Otherwise, it is begging my DH for a foot rub and me rubbing lotion into the tired tootsies.

  50. sharyn permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:07 am

    My pampering for my feet is minimum. However, I’m addicted to my Keen footwear for most occasions. I have several pairs (at least 6 pairs) in a variety of styles. They provide the support I need for being on my feet all day. I also use a PedEgg to keep cracked feet at bay.

  51. Amanda Benson permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:07 am

    I don’t do too much for my poor feet. The few times I get a bath I will use a stone to scrub them down then use a thick cream and put on some comfy socks. When I lucky my husband will offer to rub them!

  52. Tricia staley permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:08 am

    I make sure my toenails are clipped and paint them in the summer. Other than that nothing eles. I should get a pedi sometime soon.

  53. Joanmarie permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:10 am

    Sadly, my feet don’t get too much pampering. The random pedicure is about it. Those clogs have got me thinking though!

  54. elizabeth permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:10 am

    I would LOVE these clogs — I’m an old fan of these shoes and have been wearing them, dare I say it, for DECADES. What do I do to pamper my feet? My husband is a sweetie and can almost always be counted on for a foot massage after a long run or even just a long day. Lucky me 🙂

  55. wendy vail permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:12 am

    As a single mom I learned early on that if I wanted to do something it was going to have to be with a kiddo on my lap. So from the time she was little I just took my daughter to the pedi place with me because it was a little treat for me. They would paint her nails so cute and never charge me (so I would tip like crazy!), but now the she is almost 9 I am realizing I have created somewhat of a spoiled kid when it comes to nails! But… what can I say, I cannot go without them!

  56. Jeannie permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:13 am

    My feet are dreadfully neglected all winter long except for the comfy slippers I wear when I’m home. The nails do get some pretty polish in the summer.

  57. Anitra Gardner permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:13 am

    Wow I was just looking for a pair of cute shoes to help with my PF. I constantly sacrifice style for shoe s that do not bother my P.F. My feet do not get pampered in a relaxing way. Instead it’s lots of icing ,rolling, and ultra sounds.These shoes look like just what I need.

  58. March 30, 2011 7:16 am

    I pamper them by keeping them warm in socks and Target slippers. I hate to have cold feet literally and figurately. I also sometimes make my kids rub them with lotion, but don’t tell social services. It’s a little family secret.

  59. Stephanie permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:18 am

    I give them the occasional pedicure (more often in the spring/summer) I found a good place near my work i can get in/out of in under an hour on my lunch hour….no time away from the home front which means I don’t feel guilty. I also LOVE my danskos for work/running errands and I love my uggs for their super softness (not the “best” footwear in terms fo supportive but the warm cozy feeling makes my feet happy.

  60. Crissy permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:21 am

    With running my toenails are often wrecked. I go for the occassional pedicure to try to hide things. I’d say a little TLC of my piggies by my husband is my usual after run routine.

  61. Karla Donohoe permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:25 am

    I get the occasional pedicure (I think they loathe runners), but my biggest reward to my feet (and knees, and hips) is to make sure I allow enough time post-workout for serious stretching.

  62. Kerry Van Renterghem permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:25 am

    How to I pamper my feet? Hmmm by running on them! Then I wear comfy Keen’s., I have never tried Dansko’s clogs/ shoes –though I notice many nurses wearing them.

  63. Renee permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:29 am

    I don’t do much with my feet; soak them in the kiddo’s bath sometimes. I almost always have my toenails painted, though. In fact, out of the past 15 years, I can think of only 3 weeks that I didn’t. That time was for surgery to repair ripped tendons in one foot.

  64. kigogal permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:32 am

    These are adorable! If I could provide a little guidance to the gals on the page, it would be to go flat and flexible as much as possible. Get out of your built up shoes – they are the source of many of those black and lost toenails, sore arches and tendons, and achy toes. When you spend too much time in shoes that are totally stiff and have seriously built up heels, they do much of the work for your feet, and your feet get weak. If you slather your tootsies in some nice thick lotion and put on socks, you’re all set for in the house. For going out, clogs are great sometimes (they are so darn cute and do have their benefits) but also wear super flexible, flat (aka minimalist) shoes to build some strength in your feet.

    As for the running, take your time and learn, but transitioning to a lighter, more flexible, less built up shoe will cure many of the aches and pains you’re experiencing – and strengthen your feet, ankles and achilles. A flat heel will also improve your posture, both for walking and running – it will keep your knees over your ankles (rather than forward over your toes) and that will alleviate knee and back pain.

    No matter how you treat your feet (as for me – it’s hubby rubs while I read to the kids at night…good hubby…), be sure to let them be free as often as possible. It’ll make a difference. (I haven’t had a black toe in a year since starting to wear minimalist shoes for daytime and light, flexible shoes to run – kigo and Newton, specifically), and have shaved 15 minutes off my half marathon time (1:56 to 1:41 – I’ll take it!)

    Sure this won’t win me a pair of cutie cute clogs, but thought I would share some info for the sake of trying to be helpful! 🙂

    Happy running, ladies!

  65. March 30, 2011 7:32 am

    Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Rub! No more stinky feet either.

    FYI – the Graston Technique along with Active Release Massage was a HUGE help to my ITB issues too. Using my chiro, the co-pay covers it too. Bonus!

  66. Bente permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:34 am

    I’ve worn Danskos for the past 15 years (nursing school got me hooked). Secretly I used to loathe how they look (I also used to work at a fancy shoe store). But practicality and comfort have won out. This year while finding out I have ankle arthritis I have definitely been drawn to the more supportive shoes and have thrown away the slippers and the flip flops only see the pool. Love that style for spring!

  67. AngG permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:36 am

    I hide my poor, ugly feet. I inherited my mother’s propensity for thick, callused heels, despite all of my exfoliation and moisturization efforts- personal and professional, these dogs ain’t pretty. Woof.

  68. March 30, 2011 7:37 am

    My poor feet….I need to pamper them more, a lot more. The only thing these dogs get is a stroll in my crocs…but they are so fricking ugly!!

  69. lynn permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:41 am

    Cute toenails make me happy!

  70. Michelle permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:42 am

    Honestly…I treat my feet by not treating them. When I first started running, I would get bad blisters. After the blisters turned to calluses, I decided not to touch them. I do treat them to Ballega socks, but other than that, it is hands off!

  71. Maria permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:42 am

    I get a pedi every once in a while. Considering all my feet do for me every day, you’d think I would treat them better. Guess I need to work on that.

  72. March 30, 2011 7:43 am

    I’m a costuming student doing long hours standing in front of a cutting table. As far as foot pampering, I haven’t stopped wearing Danskos since I found them, and I find that while I used to have shin splints/ankle tightness, the constant work on a sewing machine pedal is making my legs loosen up!

    And yes, I’m a proud member of the Obnoxious Toenail Polish of the Month Club…. although as a broke student, I do it myself instead of getting an actual pedicure!

  73. March 30, 2011 7:44 am

    I need these clogs as I’m in Sanibel right now! Yay for spring break!
    I never trust my feet to just any pedicurist, too many close calls lopping off much needed callouses. Instead, after my ice bath im all over Sof Sols cooling foot gel and a little pumice action.

  74. katie p permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:46 am

    My feet get ignored way to much. Mostly I try to stretch the arches to help with my battle against plantarfacitis. A good pair of ‘slipperesque’ clogs would be wonderful…

  75. Jen permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:49 am

    I am lucky for our entire relationship (13 years and going strong) my husband gives my yucky feet massages when we are sitting watching tv…it hurts so good to have them really rubbed. Pedicures are wonderful but hard to schedule in as much as I should.

  76. corrine bell permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:51 am

    I love to get a massage from my hubby it feels so good.

  77. Jana permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:51 am

    My poor feet do not get nearly the pampering they deserve. I stopped getting pedicures because I was missing so many toenails. Now I just use peppermint foot cream and socks from time to time. My feet deserve better…maybe I’ll suck up my self-consciousness and try a pedicure again soon.

  78. Julie permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:01 am

    I try to take care of my feet by wearing shoes when my feet hurt. Otherwise, I’m a barefoot kind of gal!

  79. Kathy R permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:01 am

    I have been sooo bad to my feet and running has only made it worse. I have always wanted to buy Dansko clogs, especially after a 3 or 4 hour case in the OR, when my feet and legs are aching. I spend 24 hrs on call as an OB/GYN 3-4 times per month and at the end of these shifts my dogs are killing me. I love to run post call as a destressor and a way to stretch my tight muscles. Manyof my colleagues rave about the Dansko clogs! I have not been able to justify the expense after all the money I spend on running shoes and gear!

  80. Carolyn in NC permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:02 am

    In the winter I pretty much ignore my feet, but do stay in some sort of support (more than a slipper anyway). But in the spring and summer (6 months for us here in NC) I live in flip flops and sandals and do try to pumice away the rough stuff at least once a week. I’ll also slather on some pink toe nail polish, too.
    Now it makes me think that if I need my heel up higher I’ll get the flip flops that have bigger, chunkier heels.

    I hope I win these bad boys, Carolyn

  81. March 30, 2011 8:04 am

    I try to put some lotion on my feet before bed but it only happens every once in a while. =)

  82. sarah permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:05 am

    My poor feet! While marathon training (now) my feet resemble hamburger. The only attention they get is foot scrub at home and lotion at bed time, when I have the energy. I have been rocking a blood blister for months now and my feet are never ready for summer. I guess its a proud metal of honor I wear for being a runner. As for Dansko, they are ALL I wear at work and need a second pair for home and around town. THEY are well worth every penny!!!

  83. Patty permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:06 am

    My poor feet are neglected. Occasionally, when I think about it, I will slather them with Bag Balm and put some socks on before I go to bed in an attempt to soften them up.

  84. Lyndy permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:08 am

    My hubby gives me foot massages at least twice a week. I also put rosemary mint lotion on my tootsies every night before bed and cover with socks!

  85. Julie fredericks permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:08 am

    Pedicures are my special treat to myself, in fact I am overdue for one. Also most nights my hubby indulges me in a foot rub. I am a lucky girl.

  86. Keri permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:13 am

    I get a few pedi’s in the summer. I usually like to soak my feet in Dr. Teal’s epsons salts. Recently I’ve discovered that it feels good to roll a frozen water bottle under my foot. It’s a great massage and feels nice after those really long runs.

  87. March 30, 2011 8:18 am

    Thanks for the picture of the clogs. I was thinking clogs from when I was a kid – no thanks, but these are cute. I haven’t had a pedicure since my wedding 4 years ago (and pretty sure that was my one and only ever). And I would like to soak my feet – but I forget to. So once in awhile I put my feet on my husband’s lap while we’re watching tv and have him rub them for awhile.
    Poor neglected feet! You feel so bad for them now, don’t you? You want to give me those clogs, right? lol

  88. barbara permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:23 am

    No pro pedi’s for me (I’m a do-it-yourself girl) but I do love Bath&Body Works “Heel of Approval” for my cracked heels. I occasionally have bouts of Plantar Fasciitis and do the frozen-water-bottle treatment too…..

  89. March 30, 2011 8:26 am

    My feet are pampered when hubby gives me a pedicure. Of course, my four girls want one too.

  90. SylB permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:28 am

    I buy great products for my feet… And then let them gather dust under the sink. 😦 I wear my Dansko’s on most days and try to remember to do my stretches. When I ask really nice, The Hubs will rub my feet for me.

  91. March 30, 2011 8:32 am

    Sarah- that is exactly right- after long runs I put on my Jambu clogs and it feels SO good to walk around in them… it’s like my body knows that it is exactly what it needs after a long run- who would have thought that putting on elevated mary jane wedges would feel so good after running 20 miles??

  92. Holly permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:33 am

    My poor feet get no pampering, just the occasional rub with the pumice stone. Must work on that!

  93. March 30, 2011 8:42 am

    Danskos all the way for me, baby! I got my first pair (the Burgundy ones) a few years ago, and there’s no turning back. The seams are ripping apart and the snow and rain have weathered the lovely round toes of these favorite shoes into a smooth, soft sheen, but we have an understanding. They have served me well, and I will keep them forever, even if I win a brand-spankin’ new pair here!

  94. Nikki permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:48 am

    I pamper my feet with danskos as well! Last year I really started adding miles to my runs, and I quickly found that my feet were just always sore. I have an old pair of dansko Mary janes that I randomly wore to get my daughter from school one day, and it was like nirvana for my feet! I immediately bought a cuter pair of the clogs and 2 new pairs of jeans that were a bit longer to accommodate the extra height. 🙂 Now I wear my danskos 5-7 days a week!

  95. Amy Johnson permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:51 am

    I am fighting, fighting, fighting plantar fasciitis. Ugh. I have been getting a massage once a week for a month now and I am doing TONS of stretching. Love the frozen water bottle and frozen golf balls! I have arch supports, orthotic inserts, and have been wearing UNCUTE shoes for too many months now! I would look cute in those clogs!!!

  96. jessicac permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:56 am

    I try and give my feet a good scrub with a pedicure tool, lotion at night… but my favorite way to take care of them? In my husbands lap while watching tv!

  97. March 30, 2011 8:56 am

    I use a foot log for plantar fasciitis. It really works! Well, that and lotion are the only pampering my feet ever get.

  98. Laura B permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:00 am

    I’ve been wearing my Dansko sandals since I hurt my foot two months ago. I elevate my feet when I can, massage them, use yoga type stretches and when treat myself to the occasional pedi. If you don’t treat the feet nice, you can’t run and that’s what its all about.

  99. Shirley permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:04 am

    Pedi’s in the summer. I sand the dead skin off frequently and put vaseline on my feet before long runs. Foot cramps are the new thing for me, I feel them during yoga!

  100. girlsworld permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:05 am

    I pamper my feet by rolling them on the foam roller before and after my runs and then rubbing them down with lotion after my shower.

  101. Susan Riley permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:11 am

    I pay a lot of attention to my feet! They get powdered & moisturized daily, and I get a pedicure about 6 times a year. I’ve had some problems over the years with plantar fasciitis and with a Morton’s neuroma on my right foot, but with appropriate care they’ve mostly resolved. I love Dansko clogs, especially the “professional” ones with the closed heel, and I have them in three colors: burgundy (my favorite!), black, and brown. I also find that Mephisto sandals, with the molded footbeds, make my feet feel wonderful. Unfortunately, you can’t really wear either the Dansko clogs nor the Mephisto sandals with business suits! Otherwise I’d wear them every day. I don’t care that my kids think that I’m an old hippie as long as my little tootsies are happy!

  102. Tracy permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:18 am

    My poor feet get nothing! I am not a foot person so I won’t go for a pedicure! So except for the occassional hubby foot massage, the feet are neglected!

  103. Beth B. permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:19 am

    Well I don’t do much for them; before I started running (in 2009) I used to get regular pedicures, but then as a beginner runner I wore shoes that were too small and lost a couple toenails over time – and have not been back for a pedicure since! I do take care to dry them thoroughly after a shower, keep the nails trimmed short, and occasionally rub this great peppermint foot lotion (from The Body Shop) on them. One of these days I’ll get back in for a pedicure (yes I do have 10 toenails currently) – maybe after my next race. 🙂

  104. Andrea permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:19 am

    My feet get ignored–especially in the winter. The most I do right now is trim and file my nails. When flip flops finally emerge I will start painting them a fire engine red.

  105. Courtney permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:20 am

    I need to pamper more, but regular pedicures and tennis ball under feet while watching tv. But no pedi since Decenber! And naked toes for the first time in years. But in the wettest coldest march in Portland history, who is to know but me?

  106. jessica permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:27 am

    I’m totally a pedicure girl. I’ll use any excuse to get one…current excuse being my bff’s impending due date. Pregnant pedicures are the best!!

    On a related note, I learned that I should be wearing orthotics in my shoes to even out the 7/8 of an inch difference in my legs. I’m thinking the pedorthist could easily find a way to even these babies out for me!

  107. Kate Walton permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:32 am

    Oh my aching feet! I am on my feet a lot in my job this time of year and I stubbornly cling to my ridiculous high heeled shoes. An occasional pedicure is about all I do to pamper them.

  108. Dorothy permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:33 am

    My SO gives me foot rubs whenever I ask. If he’s not around then I have a great soothing lotion my daughter got me and I do it myself.

  109. Melissa S. permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:34 am

    I pamper my feet by vowing to only buy comfortable and well-made shoes and said BYE BYE long ago to Target and Payless temptations. Also, I’ve got a great boyfriend who will give me a foot rub most evenings if I ask nicely 🙂 Pedicures are a luxury treat for as soon as the weather gets warmer.

  110. Robin permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:41 am

    My feet get ignored in terms of prettiness — maybe a pedicure twice per year. But for comfort (partly because of Morton’s neuroma), I am totally in love with Dankso’s. It is essentially all I have been wearing for the past 11 years. I’m lucky that they are the norm for footwear in our hospital. You can bet that if I don’t win these, I’ll buy a pair for non-work days!

  111. March 30, 2011 9:47 am

    Burts Bee’s foot cream! The best, especially when applied by my husband who gives the best massages ever.

  112. March 30, 2011 9:49 am

    I wear Dansko closed backed clogs all day every day since being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis.

  113. Kim Butcher permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:51 am

    I do my own pedis because they never cut my nails short enough! Pedi every 2-3 weeks, lotion nightly, and foot rubs with a frozen water bottle. I have 2 pair of Dansko clogs and one pair fo sandals that all get worn regularly! I also wear birkenstocks which my husband and kids call hippie shoes. My other go-to shoes are my Ariat cowboy boots which I wear with everything but shorts! Yes, I am from Texas!

  114. March 30, 2011 9:56 am

    I have to say I don’t ‘pamper’ my feet. I’ve never had a pedicure! I did recently have an awesome foot bath at my MOPS (Mother Of PreSchooler) spa day meeting! I loved it!

  115. Tryna permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:01 am

    I soak them in a heated foot bath (yes I indulged) then work on my corns (since they aren’t on the bottom of my foot I can’t call them callusses, I have two on my left side of my left foot that are very stubborn. Then I put Sleep lotion on them from my favorite bath lotion store and wrap them up in my softest cotton socks before putting them up in my recliner in front of the fire. Sigh. Now if I could actually get around to doing it someday that would be great!

  116. Heidi Shephard permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:07 am

    Being the Northeastern ‘yankee’ (as in bargain huntress, not baseball fan, I am a Red Sox fan!) that I am, I’ve tried several, inexpensive aka knock-offs that have worn down, out and even hurt my feet so Dansko’s are my clog of choice. And a far too infrequent pedicure on the end of my size 10 toes is a oh so worth-it expense and joy!

  117. Christine McDuffie permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:08 am

    Pedicures…love them and with the massage chair, you get a free massage with every pedicure.

  118. MelindaK permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:19 am

    I do all of my own footcare. I’ve only had a pedicure once. I’m sort of particular and would rather just do it myself. Especially after running for a year and a half straight due to training for a marathon. My toe nails aren’t the prettiest….they are finally growing back normally. Hopefully I can even paint my nails again this summer!

  119. Katie S permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:19 am

    I love pedicures, but just cannot find the time. So, I make sure to moisturize my feet everyday, usually with a Beta Hydroxy Acid lotion to help remove/minimize the callouses, give my toenails a new coat of polish about once a month (I found a great polish that changes colors in the sunlight – awesome!), and use super-comfy techy socks when running.

  120. Lynette permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:21 am

    I have donned a pair of Woolrich slippers after crossing the finish line of an ultra many a times. There is something about kicking off those shoes and having those tired feet surrounded in pillow-y softness. In my pursuit to becoming a full fledged barefoot runner, I stretch and strengthen my feet with yoga toes socks. Picking up marbles with my toes while balancing on the other foot is also an effective workout. If I need a do it myself massage, I’ll roll my foot over a golf ball. This is much more effective than the light touch of a child’s hands.

  121. Sportsmama457 permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:27 am

    I get (have, suffer from?) plantar fasciitis. A friend of mine is a USATF coach, and he gave me some foot stretches to do before I run. They work! I have to allow additional warm up time before each run, but it is definitely worth being able to get out of bed in the morning without hobbling.

  122. Leslie BC permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:34 am

    I treat my feet to Brooks and my old Dansko Lolita (discontinued) sandals. Thanks to my hubby for fixing the strap for the zillionth time as I haven’t found a good replacement yet! (in defense of the shoe, the strap got broken while climbing-er-getting stuck in – a rope ladder on a playground) I don’t mind spending money on good footwear & “cute but comfy” is a hard balance to come by so I keep repairing the old ones. I also love a good pedi – and getting daisies painted on my toes when my daughter joins me!

  123. Sally Hess permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:34 am

    I live in my Danskos. I like to think that *they are the special treatment I give my feet. I’ve been itching for a new (not so worn out) pair!

  124. WendyLD permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:42 am

    I horribly abuse my feet in general and wear no socks or shoes when at home. I have, since I began running, laid off the heels at least!

  125. Jennifer Vickers permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:48 am

    Please take care of your feet. I am an operating room nurse and I am constantly amazed at the patients who come in for surgery with skanky feet. I’m a runner and I also do Tae Bo classes while barefoot. I just keep the pumice stone in the shower and a daily brushing followed by a good thick cream does the trick. I also have pf and achilles pain. Glad to hear about the clogs. I will look for them if I don’t win them. JV

  126. March 30, 2011 10:52 am

    I am so mean to my feet! I am getting more into the habit that when I run I lotion and wear socks around afterward.

  127. Sue permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:57 am

    The only treats my feet get are the occasional pedicure (like, once a year if I have a wedding) and nail polish during the summer. I keep a Nuby ball under my desk at work and try to roll it as much as I can, but I’m a teacher and don’t “sit at my desk” a whole lot! These shoes just might be the answer to my PF-plagued left foot!

  128. Pam permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:57 am

    I treat my feet to monthly pedicures! I also happen to love the 3 (yes, 3) pairs of Danskos that I already own. I’d love to add another pair to my “tribe” 🙂

  129. Lisa permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:02 am

    My Dansko clogs, Yoga Toes at night after an especially hard day, Aquaphor, and pedicures when I dare to bare my runners feet!

  130. Anne permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:06 am

    My feet love a massage from my husband with peppermint oil lotion!

  131. Melissa permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:07 am

    My feet get no special attention and I’m thinking some of these suggestions would be a good for an over-due pampering. I did give up heels when my milage started going up, because I’ve notice that how I support my feet really impacts my hips and knees. I think Dansko clogs would be the perfect substitution to provide support!

  132. Nancy Mize permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:08 am

    oh my feet….I think grateful thoughts of them after a good hard run, brush them with tea tree body scrub in the shower, sand them diligently with a hardware store sanding sponge, buy them all the minimalist shoes I can afford, and even treat them to a pedicure twice a year! they love me best when I go barefoot.

  133. Shay permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:18 am

    I go the at home route… foot soaks, pumice stones, mint lotions… and always a fabulous polish color =)

  134. Liz permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:35 am

    I sure love my pedicures. I request them for christmas and my birthday!

  135. Holly S. permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:37 am

    Peppermint foot lotion and polish… and orthotics.

  136. Leila permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:40 am

    Burgundy nail polish all year – to cover those ugly runner’s toes.
    I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and I have a marathon in 5 weeks, ouch. Those clogs would surely help.

  137. Vikki Green permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:40 am

    Soaking mine in ice water is what I do most days. It seems to help with my aches and pains. Every now and then I will truly “pamper” myself with the glorious pedi… though what I love best are my arch support and heel inserts in my shoes after running.

  138. Cassandra Hook permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:49 am

    April 2nd is my birthday and I got my feet and legs a new pair of compression socks for after a long run or day chasing my toddler. The socks fit perfectly into my danskos and that’s about as good as it gets!
    Clog love,
    Cassie

  139. Jennifer permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:52 am

    Oh, how I’ve been trying to find a new way to pamper my feet! I’ll definitely have to give these shoes a try. I’ve been suffering from PF since right before my fall marathon (after my 21 miler) – and yes, I missed the race despite my best efforts. 😦 I’m running short distances now and bought a wonderful peppermint lotion that I use after all the massaging and stretching I do.

  140. Jenny permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:54 am

    My feet don’t get nearly enough attention….and it shows!! Occassionally I’ll treat them to a scrub with the pumice stone and a quick toenail polish, but that’s it!! 🙂

  141. ZippyJHawk permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:03 pm

    My feet hide all winter, but it’s about time for them to make an appearance! I keep my toe nails painted during sandal weather, but that’s about it. I have super-high arches and have had several bouts with plantar fascitis and know that if I don’t wear supportive shoes regularly, they will start to hurt again. I would love to have some great cute clogs to wear this spring!

  142. Danielle permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:06 pm

    The number of my pedi place is plugged into my phone & I know my fab girl’s schedule. She takes great care of me & let’s my best girl (my daughter) sit on my lap to get her toes painted. The half hr version works best for mommy/daughter visits.

  143. March 30, 2011 12:19 pm

    My feet are definitely an ignored part of my body, especially in the winter! Pedicures are for special occasions and my toes typically get painted by my 6 year old daughter. The most spoiled they get are by lots of expensive (but necessary!) running socks.

  144. Carla permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:29 pm

    I take care of my feet at home by using that egg thingy & lots of lotion. I massage them myself since I’m too ticklish. Also do my own polish. Hate to admit it but I’ve skipped polish a couple of summers. Need to do a better job.

  145. Kristin D permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:35 pm

    Oooh, these clogs sound wonderful.

    When I was pregnant, my husband would give me foot massages often. Every time my Sister in law would visit, she would give me a foot massage too. I was so blessed!

    Then life happened and now…the best I get is putting a tennis ball under my feet on the ground and rubbing away.

    Oh and I pretty much always keep my toenails painted. I like the change the colors with my mood.

  146. Amy permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:39 pm

    I get an really thorough spa pedicure in May when it is truly sandal season and then I try to stay on top of it throughout summer. I love Burt’s Bees coconut foot cream too (you have to wear socks after you put it on or you will slip and slide all over the house!)

  147. Rose permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:40 pm

    My poor tootsies take quite a beating and do not get cared for as well as they should. I just make sure not to wear shoes that do not fit right and no heels for the most part.

  148. Linda Williams permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:54 pm

    I’m a bunion sufferer so I wear custom orthotics for my feet. I’ve had the surgery on one foot, and so far the orthotics have held off surgery for the other. But other than that, I don’t do much for my feet. Clip toenails and drain blisters as necessary!

  149. Erica Richards permalink
    March 30, 2011 1:12 pm

    I get a few pedicures a year, sometimes do my own at home, and put on lotion and socks in the winter. My poor feet are always dry and cracked. Yucky! Oh well.

  150. March 30, 2011 1:17 pm

    I try to remember to use lotion and whatever you call the foot emery board for my heels! Having a Brain Fart! Otherwise they mostly get abuse.

  151. March 30, 2011 1:33 pm

    I use “Bag Balm” on my feet at night and then wear a pair of socks. Bag balm, the terribly sexy sounding ointment, originally made for cow’s udders. Yes cow’s udders and my feet. My husband sure does love me at night.

  152. Kristyn G permalink
    March 30, 2011 1:39 pm

    I use a pumice stone in the shower a few times a week and I lotion my feet when I do my legs. And my toes are always painted…red in the winter and a great hot pink in the summer. I get hubby to squeeze my feet when they hurt–it instantly relieves the ache. I agree with the earlier commenter that said something about questioning the cleanliness of the nail salons, so it’s no more pedi’s for me 🙂

  153. Terry permalink
    March 30, 2011 1:47 pm

    I haven’t gotten a new pair of Danskos since my last pair wore out. I like to give my self pedicures once in a while; get pedicures oh so occasionally; and, pumice in the shower almost daily. When I remember, I rub in some foot lotion after a shower. Most importantly, I slather Aquaphor on my feet before a run and before bed to try to combat the cracks that I get because of the dry, dry climate.

  154. Virginia permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:02 pm

    Oh, these clogs are super-cute! I use my heated fuzzy foot massager, and bright toenail polish. But not as often as I like. 🙂

  155. Jennifer A. permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:19 pm

    Feet? I have feet? Well, I wash them with foot wash and sometimes paint my toenails…

  156. Margaret permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:22 pm

    Oh my poor ugly, sore feet! I always promise them pedicures and never deliver. I did give them more room to run so no more runner toenails! A pedicure is the best thing ever!

  157. tamara permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:25 pm

    Just a good ol’ fashioned foot massage from the hubby.

  158. Cortney Sloan permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:29 pm

    My feet barely get any loving to make them prettier but they do get loving to make them healthier. A few years ago I developed Plantar’s Fasciitis while training for marathons. I ended up not being able to run either of the races I was registered for. BUT I was introduced to KT Tape, a handball, and shoes with arches (bye bye flip flops from Old Navy). Now I keep my feet happy and it allows me to run much further. I still need to work on making my feet pretty.

  159. carolyn scherler permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:34 pm

    Pedicures all the way!!

  160. Stacy permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:51 pm

    Pretty much ignore them. My left foot is especially “beautiful” right now. I lost a toenail during the winter from running on the treadmill. My running shoes (Mizunos) were fine when I ran outside, but something about the treadmill messed up the second toe on both feet! One just got an ridiculously large blister, and the other toenail died. So now it’s a stub of a toenail. A very unattractive stub. 🙂

  161. March 30, 2011 3:20 pm

    L’Occitane’s Shea Butter foot creme when I think of it, and comfortable shoes (Danskos, Merrills, El Naturalistas mostly) ALL the time.

  162. Kelly K permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:27 pm

    I don’t do much for my poor feet except for a little lotion in the morning and an occasional home pedicure. I’m getting good at paining where a toe nail SHOULD be!

  163. Karly permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:45 pm

    I am actually a clog wearer as well and could use a new pair! 🙂

    I love Dansko, but have high arches. Just a warning to those with flatter feet–the traditional Dansko clogs might be uncomfortable. Try before you buy, since they have lots of parts with softer arches.

  164. Sabrina permalink
    March 30, 2011 3:47 pm

    I go for pedicures with friends twice a month. While the polish is nice, I’m really in it for foot/leg rub!

  165. March 30, 2011 4:04 pm

    I give myself foot massages. Sometimes I borrow some of those plastic Fisher Price “discovery” balls (the clear ones with animals and stuff inside them) and use them to roll my feet. Sometimes I actually use a tennis ball, as recommended. Most often, I use my hands. It’s not as good as someone else giving me a foot massage, but it will do.

  166. stacy permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:26 pm

    I am a long time sufferer of plantar fascitis. In both feet !!! I had plantar fasciotomy 4 years ago and it really worked wonders. I had ACL repair a little over a year ago and I am now training for a half marathon. Lately, my left foot has been KILLING me after my runs. I think that I am overpronating while I am running. So, you can only imagine that I need lots of feet pampering. I’ve been bribing my 8 year old to massage my feet every night in exchange for $2.00. I also make sure I am never barefoot. I wear my custom made inserts everywhere !!! Lately I have even been wearing them in my slippers !!!
    Boy, I would LOVE a pair of those Dansko clogs.

  167. Kelly N. permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:39 pm

    Time is an issue with two kids and a full time job…so I don’t get out to get a pedicure very often (read: once a year). I enjoy putting on Beauty Control Margarita foot lotion…it smells so good. As my pregnancy progresses, I am having to enlist the help of my husband since I am unsure I can get off the floor now. The alcohol hiatus I have been on has me craving Mad Mex margaritas (again since my husband and I don’t have time for date night-this is a once or twice a year treat)…the lotion smells so good.

  168. Marne permalink
    March 30, 2011 4:57 pm

    Spongeables Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer – Love, love, love this. great bubbles, smells refreshing, and the scrubby side feels soooo good on tired feet. Keeps your heels pretty, too. They run about $6.00 and last much longer than the package claims. Every shower is a mini-pedicure. Can’t live without it.

  169. JenericFN permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:04 pm

    I rarely do anything special, but I always feel better when my toenails are polished. I don’t get a pedicure, just try to take a few minutes to put on some really bright obnoxious polish that I would never wear on my hands. And then I feel pretty!

  170. Melanie conley permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:15 pm

    I don’t pamper my feet, unless you call wearing fuzzy slippers pampering!!!

  171. Karin permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:16 pm

    I get a pedi every month, even in the winter when it’s just me that sees my toes in the shower. I feel naked without polished toes – otherwise I try to put my feet up whenever I can!

  172. Crystal permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:17 pm

    I love bright polish and yummy smelling lotion, that is about all the attention my neglected feet get!

  173. Jolene Cannady permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:19 pm

    I am a Registered Nurse, a mom, a full-time student, and a runner. I pamper my feet by wearing Danskos. My feet love them!! I wish I had time for pedicures.:(

  174. Rachel permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:20 pm

    My feet are so neglected – and ugly! I need a pedicure in the worst way, but since i live in MN no one has seen them in 6 months! I love clogs and wear them a lot. I like how they have a little bit of heel that makes my jeans just the right length.

  175. Karen V permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:20 pm

    I would so love to win and pamper my feet. Chasing 3 kids around the house and running them around to all their activities. Then I do my running too. I would love to slip on something comfortable to keep me going. I would LOVE to win, please! LOL!

  176. March 30, 2011 5:20 pm

    My feet are pretty neglected, but I do try to keep them in good shoes, both for their benefit and for my knee. Danskos are actually my shoe of choice, they are the right combination of supportive and midwife-hippy-chic.

  177. Kathy c permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:22 pm

    I usually ignore them until its sandal/peep toe season, but as soon as April 1st hits I get my pedi on!

    I actually had achilles tendinitis for the first time last year and wore kitty heels with everything. Even at home with shorts and sweatpants!

  178. Kristin Moser permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:22 pm

    My poor feet rarely get pampered. Their idea of TLC is slipping into a pair of chaccos after a good rub with the ped egg. I would LOVE a pair of Danskos.

  179. C Freeman permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:23 pm

    I’m so lucky that my niece works at a spa and family get special rates. So, I visit her a couple times a year for a pedicure and a little polish. Other than that, the feet get very little attention.

  180. Robin permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:23 pm

    Love my Dasnkos!! I have worn them the last 15 years exclusively while I work as a hospice nurse. I have high arches & they support my feet so well. They feel like recovery after a long trail run & then going to work:)

  181. Nicole permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:23 pm

    I have sworn by Dansko/Sanita clogs since my first teaching job back in the 90s. After running my first 5 mile race, on my 38th birthday, in a Minnesota snowstorm, I treated myself to a pair of black patent ones. They are BY FAR my favorites shoes in my closet. As for less expensive ways to treat my feet, every once in a while I pick out a new polish color for my tootsies. I really does nothing physically, but it sure makes my feet prettier to look at!

  182. Katie Coats permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:23 pm

    I treat my feet by wearing danskos! Love them. Also, I think wearing the best shoes and socks for my feet while running helps to keep away blisters, etc. My only other trick is to practice good hygiene: wash, dry, & clip nails properly.

  183. Rene Whiteley permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:23 pm

    I am such a clog wearer. I have been wearing Dansko’s for almost 20 years. I started in Nursing School, wore them when I worked and still wear them to this day. I have 9 pairs:) To pamper my feet I try to get an occasional pedicure, but most of the time just pay the kids to give them a good old fashioned rub.

  184. VANESSA FITZGERALD permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:24 pm

    I love peppermint lotion (H20 Plus) on my feet/calves post-run and treat myself to a monthly pedicure. After a long day with my 3 kidlets, my oldest will sometimes offer a foot rub (what a lucky Mom I am!!) Oh, Dansko clogs always:-)

  185. March 30, 2011 5:24 pm

    We are supposed to pamper our feet?? 🙂 I’m new to running so other than my pedi every few months I guess a soak in the tub is all they get! I’d love to win a pair of those adorable shoes, much better than my tootsies than flip flips I’m sure.

  186. karen P permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:25 pm

    I take off my shoes and go barefoot!

  187. Genevieve Lattimer permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:25 pm

    Every night I put on peppermint foot cream and fluffy, cotton socks. My feet are so soft and smooth and the best part is that it all happens while I sleep!

  188. Rhonda permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:26 pm

    I admit I don’t pamper my feet at all! I go to yoga classes and wear sandals and flip flops, so I do slap on some polish. But I have nail fungus and calluses that aren’t getting any attention. I learned from the Avon Walk that you should not get rid of calluses b/c they protect the feet. I just bought a pair of Boc clogs–similar to Dansko. I love them!

  189. March 30, 2011 5:26 pm

    I have ignored my feet all winter. Training for 2 marathons has made them disgusting! I have little toenail left and they are rough and yucky. Guess I will pay someone for the first pedicure and then try to keep it up.

  190. Tracee permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:26 pm

    We try to plan a “girl’s night” about once a month (usually less often) that always includes pedicures and cocktails! I also love to wear reinforced running socks whenever I can. Who knows if they actually make a difference, but they are oh-so-comfortable!

  191. Jodi permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:27 pm

    I LOVE getting a pedicure & more poor cracked heels appreciated it when I do! I also LOvE the Bath & Body Works foot cream. It’s nice & thick and smells fantastic!

    Thanks for the info on the achillies tendon. I’ve been suffering with a really sore one for a week or so now… NOT fun!

  192. Erica permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:27 pm

    I try to get pedicures whenever possible…and when I don’t I usually do a pedi myself. Most definitely not the same but at least I try to pamper myself.

  193. Michelle Bingham permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:28 pm

    I have big feet which makes it hard to find comfy cute shoes in a size 11! I usually ignore my feet with the exception of a few at home soaks, scrubs and lotions!

  194. Brydie permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:29 pm

    My great husband gives me awesome foot rubs and I sometimes use Body Shop Peppermint Food Scrub on my feet and then put my tootsies in butter fleecy socks. Sometimes I roll a tennis ball under my feet to help massage them.

  195. Rose Asrican permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:29 pm

    Once in a blue moon I will get hubby to rub my feet during a hot bath. Being a former New Englander, Dansko clogs were truly part of the New England uniform. I have them in black and brown so I am sure to have a pair for any outfit. I have to say though that a fresh new pair might just be what this mother runner’s feet need!

  196. March 30, 2011 5:31 pm

    Organic peppermint lotion…delish for the tootsies…and a pedicure every couple weeks….Nike flip flops with this tempurpedic type cushioning…sweet treats for the feet:))))

  197. Michelle G. permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:31 pm

    My husband gives the best foot massages! I usually have to bargain for them, though… You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout!!!!! 🙂

  198. Kathy S permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:32 pm

    I shamelessly overlook and ignore my feet. I try to not wear sandals because my feet are so ugly 🙂 I put lotion on them daily, but running really tears them apart.

  199. March 30, 2011 5:32 pm

    frequent pedicures and soft cushy socks

  200. Jackie permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:33 pm

    I don’t pamper my feet at all, but I should because they are ugly! I’ve been looking for some comfy shoes, I’ll have to check these out.

  201. LyndseyIreland permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:33 pm

    My mom (who is one badass mother runner too) is a nurse who works in the hospital and logs many many miles in her Danskos, so when she recommended them to me for the many miles I log “chasing” my two boys (4 1/2 and 2 1/2) i jumped on it! Besides my running shoes thoses are my go to shoes everyday! I recommend them to all the badass mother runners out there who need to give their soles a much needed daydream!

  202. Lesley permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:35 pm

    I just left the pedicure salon. The polish is great, but what I really go for is the massage. The technician kept looking at me today with a strange look as she found lots of gravelly spots to rub on my feet. Running not so good for my feet…

  203. Jennifer Hansen permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:36 pm

    I should be better to my feet since not only did I stand on them forever when I worked retail but I’m hard on them now. But I do manage to slather on some good lotion after a shower to keep them moderately acceptable.

  204. Wendy permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:36 pm

    My 11yr old daughter has become my pedicure girl…she will rub lotion on my feet and paint them a pretty bright color all for a whopping $2! It’s a bargain because she does a fabulous job and the quality time i get to spend having “girl talk” is priceless!

  205. Amy permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:36 pm

    Not very well unfortunately. Back in the day it was weekly pedicures and lotion rubbed in every night….but now, I don’t have time or money to get pedicures and I am usually asleep as I am walking to bed……

  206. ~K~ permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:36 pm

    It’s not exactly pampering, but my poor feet have their problems (bursitis in heels) which means my feet get to wear little pillows all day! ha! There are heel cushions in all my shoes and my feet never walk around without their pillows (barefoot) because they need that cushion! I’m all about trying a new pair of shoes since I wear mine EIGHTEEN hours a day!!

  207. Geli permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:36 pm

    My standard indoor shoes these days are Keen clogs with the regular outdoor Keen sole and a wool upper. Our entire downstairs is hardwood, and I notice it when I stand on the wood floor all day, unless I wear my Keens.

  208. Alana permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:37 pm

    About twice a year I get spa pedicures. Once a month or so I do a good scrub and then coat my feet with a thick balm and don toasty socks overnight. About once a week or whenever they are really cranky I’ll roll out my feet on a tennis ball and do some foot stretches. And I invest in good socks and replace my shoes often!

  209. Martha permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:37 pm

    I paint my nails once a month….does that count!?!

  210. March 30, 2011 5:37 pm

    I love my Danskos. I wear them all fall and spring.

  211. Ann Marie permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:40 pm

    Embarrassed to say I do nothing for my poor feet. I am also on them all day long as a teacher of young children. I would love a pair of new shoes

  212. Sonia permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:40 pm

    Love a pedi when I can get one, and I’ve been paying them a little more attention with at home services ; )

  213. Heather permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:40 pm

    I need to try something new…ever since I started running, if I try to wear flip flops now, I end up in serious pain…probably from the lack if support and how flat they are. For now, pampering them means staying away from the flops, and learning how to make running shoes “business casual”!!

  214. Paula permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:41 pm

    I love, love, love a pedicure but the budget doesn’t always allow it. I like to get my daughter and we soak our feet in the tub and then give each other pedicures. Great for the feet and fun!

  215. KaLonny permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:42 pm

    My feet are also very neglected!

  216. March 30, 2011 5:42 pm

    I try to schedule a massage at least once a month, and when I do I specifically ask that my feet get plenty of attention during the massage. A foot massage is one of the best treats for myself.

    In between, I keep my feet in lots of comfy shoes and avoid high heels!

  217. Robin W. permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:46 pm

    Wow! I never would have thought of that solution. And such cute clogs!

  218. Carri permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:47 pm

    My size 9.5 wide feet are in dire need of some attention. I found Dansko’s several years ago and love them! They are perfect for wide feet and don’t make me feel like I am wearing clown shoes!

  219. Amy permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:48 pm

    I get the occasional pedi, but will typically paint my nails myself….They are rarely not painted. I also use sugar scrub when I feel it’s needed. 🙂

  220. Danielle permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:50 pm

    Foot scrub, peppermint foot lotion and new socks. I treat myself to a pedicure about quarterly, more often in the summer, and color with “Vito is My Car Ready” red (love OPI polish names!).

    And I LIVE in my Danskos. My running shoes are the only other pair of shoes I wear.

  221. Michelle permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:53 pm

    I have worn Dansko clogs for years now, but while I was at my heaviest weight, only a certain style would fit my wide foot. I had a pair sitting around that was too tight at my heaviest weight, and they are borderline too wide for me now – I could use another pair. I live in the northern climate, so daily moisturizing is a necessity and a scrub/pedicure if I’m feeling particularly needful.

  222. Megan Gallagher permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:53 pm

    I used to pamper my feet by buying new running shoes regularly, and by completely ignoring any foot related ailment. I move on to new running shoes and internet misdiagnosis, followed by self treatment. Apparently this was not the cure so I now plan pamper my feet with new running shoes and a trip to the podiatrist (sp?) no doubt pedicures will follow shortly now that I know it is not some horrible foot rot caused by lack of newer and cuter running shoes. Cute Danskos would help I am sure.

  223. Abby Smith permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:55 pm

    I pamper my feet by wearing my Danskos and getting an occassional pedicure. I wish I could say I do more, but that is about it!

  224. Holly Ayers permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:56 pm

    pedicure and a nice soak in the hot tub

  225. Jill permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:56 pm

    Being a new runner I’ve spent the last year learning how to pamper my feet. Great fitting running shoes, frequent pedicures (that include bright colors of polish to cover my nubs of toenails that have fallen off) and soaks in ice water after a long run. The best move I ever made-to visit the awesome Jane Anderson (mentioned in your article!) for custom orthotics and to be turned on to Dansko clogs!

  226. Ashley permalink
    March 30, 2011 5:59 pm

    I love a pedicure! I have a gift certificate for one that my husband got me for my birthday ready to go!

  227. rebecca permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:00 pm

    I don’t do much- keep the nails trimmed, diy cute polish in the summer. Occasionally wear compression socks when I’m at work, probably should do more for them, they do a lot for me!

  228. Lee permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:00 pm

    I love these shoes! They stopped me in my tracks on the way to grab coffee with a friend. The store wasn’t open yet, but I went back after coffee and took a good look. So cute. As far as my feet go, they are dry, so good strong lotion is a must. And even though I love sandals, I can’t wear them because they dry out my feet too much, so closed toes and heels are another must, even in the summer time.

  229. Miquelyn permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:00 pm

    SmartWool socks in the cold months, Keen sandals the rest of the year and pedicures once in a blue moon. So far they are thriving on the neglect!

  230. Erin permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:00 pm

    Combine running and 12 hour shifts as a nurse and you have someone who is almost never (seriously) seen out of running shoes or Danskos!!! Love them.

  231. Amy permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:00 pm

    I try to get my husband to give me a foot rub once a week, but he usually falls asleep a few minutes into it : ( Perhaps I should try a pedicure, never had one!

  232. gloria permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:01 pm

    I LOVE and swear by Spapedicure Cucumber Heel Therapy. Once I got serious about running, by feet became one giant callous. I buy this stuff in the salon size jar online and apply it to every inch of my feet, my knees, and my elbows nightly. It’s amazing!

  233. Calla permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:02 pm

    Best Christmas present ever was the Ped Egg! I was skeptical at first because it was a “as seen on tv” product but it really works. Lots of calluses from running and it really has helped smooth my feet! Others have commented on their love for Dansko clogs but I have yet to get some myself.

  234. Beth permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:08 pm

    I have some peppermint foot cream that I use when I remember. Other than that, I always get a pedicure at the start of summer. I wish I could get one more often. They are bliss!

  235. Leslie Wilkes permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:09 pm

    I have not yet been lucky enough to own a pair of Dansko’s, but have heard wonderful things about them. These are so cute and stylish too! I don’t get pedicures often enough, so to pamper my feet, I usually try to come in and prop them in the evening with a good book (after I get my two very busy kids to bed!). Sometimes, I will rub lotion on them and sleep in a soft pair of socks to help with the dryness.

  236. kayla permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:09 pm

    I pamper my feet with new shoes. I heart shoes. Dansko’s and Keens when not running are my fav.

  237. Laura permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:11 pm

    Pamper my feet?! What a great idea… Every night when I crawl into bed it’s like pampering them. Just to lay down…

  238. Martha permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:13 pm

    I don’t do a lot for my feet, even though they are starting to feel my increased running more and more. The most I’ve done is wear socks more around the house as it feels better (I hate socks!) and I bought inserts for my shoes that I’m breaking in.

  239. Julie permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:14 pm

    My 5-year old son recently began asking me if I want to play “beauty.” Intrigued the first time, I indulged him…but soon realized that I was the one being indulged. He gets out all the creams that are around the house and lathers up my feet. His hands aren’t super strong, but it’s nice to get pampered mid-day, and I have to admit, my feet have felt a difference! So…..tell your kids to play “beauty” on you!!!

  240. Wendy Rivard permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:17 pm

    Don’t laugh at this…I am a nurse practitioner and spend all day on my feet, besides all the running I do! I prefer immediate relief (a pumice stone is not enough), so I bring a scalpel home from work and shave my own calluses, then polish, and lotion up my feet with EO foot cream.

    And all day long my feet are in my Danskos. I dress up for work, but I can’t make it through the day in dress shoes. I like my feet to be comfy!

  241. Adrea Blodgett permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:19 pm

    Wait…your supposed to pamper your feet?!?
    At the end of a full day of chasing around my 17 m/o I definately don’t have time for that. If I’m lucky I get to soak them in the tub while “lil guy” takes a bath before bed. If I have the energy I’ll throw on some lotion before crawling under the covers.

  242. Autumn permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:20 pm

    I rub a petroleum based crack cream all over them and wear aloe infused socks to bed. They’re still a mess 🙂

  243. Danielle permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:20 pm

    I, along with many others here, wear Dansko’s at work. Perfect in healthcare….comfortable to stand in and clean up great. I do like to treat myself to a pedicure once in a while, especially in flip flop season.

  244. Stacie permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:21 pm

    Love me some Dansko clogs – loved them as a classroom teacher and even now as a stay-at-home mom!!

  245. Erika permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:22 pm

    As a PT I feel good footwear is important. A patient just mentioned the Graston Technique to me, so funny you mention it here. I only wear my Danskos or sneakers as my footwear. We gave up Cable, but I’m not willing to give up good footwear!!

  246. Steph Johnston permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:24 pm

    I got some foot salts as a free gift at the Iron Girl last September. When I remember that my feet need some attention, I slip them into a nice warm solution of salts and water. They always feel better and I wonder why I don’t remember to do it more often.

  247. Lauren Hershey permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:25 pm

    Dansko is my favorite. My feet love them! Just wish they werent’ so dang expensive.

  248. Tammy Sanders permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:27 pm

    Thankfully I have not had any feet issues that involve a podiatrist. I get ingrown toenails regularly. I learned to perform my own at-home-surgery when I was a teenager so I can keep one step ahead of those. In addition I slather my feet with Noxema cold cream before a run. The cream keeps my feet from cracking and the menthol has a nice cooling effect. I also treat myself to a pedicure a few times a year. My feet are flip-flop ready all the time!

  249. Alison Price permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:28 pm

    I really don’t pamper my feet much…..but I do try to remember to wear good shoes and treat them well.

  250. kara leinenweber permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:28 pm

    I’m a flip-flop girl who only occasionally take a look at my awful dry heels! But I’m all for giving those snazzy cligs a whirl!!

  251. jenny peterson permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:31 pm

    With my Danskos of course! I fell in love with my Danskos when I was pregnant with my first (almost 6 years ago) and developed plantars fascitis. Although I will admit it was not love at first sight, it was love at first wear. The shoe salesmen swore I would love them and he was right, I ended up back at the store within weeks for a second pair. I basically live in these shoes all winter and fall, they are the perfect post run shoe.

  252. amy permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:36 pm

    Have ny husband rub my feet!

  253. Renee permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:37 pm

    I don’t do enough for my poor feet. I get my husband to rub them once in a while and sometimes get a pedicure, but that’s about it! They need more TLC.

    I love those Dankso’s – saw that new style a week or two ago and thought they were super cute!

  254. Carmelita permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:38 pm

    OMG! As a surgeon I can not live without my Danskos!!! Everyday I tell you! EVERYDAY!!

  255. Ruthie permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:38 pm

    I’m pretty mean to my feet, but when things get totally out of control I give them a long soak, pumice the big bumps and use brown soap on the blisters. Brown soap you ask? The stuff your granny used to take stains out of her linens. That big huge bar of soap they sell in the hardware store. My track coach from high school taught us to use it on our blisters. Totally works. I’m sure a pedicure would also do the trick. I also live in my keens.

  256. March 30, 2011 6:43 pm

    Well, I know I should take care of my feet. After all, they do help me run. But as a mom of a toddler, a full time teacher, a wife, and a runner with a training schedule, there just isn’t enough time to pamper my feet. I’m lucky I get out of the house with matching shoes on (I have accidentally worn two different shoes to work before… and not noticed until I was several hours into teaching).

  257. Meg permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:48 pm

    I pamper my feet after my evening shower with a slathering of Aquaphor. Then I put on thick socks to sleep in and wear them in the morning for my workout. My skin stays softer and is less prone to cracking because of this special treatment!

  258. Erin p. permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:49 pm

    Ha! I take terrible care of my feet. I was just laughing! Between the running and the swimming, I don’t have time. My daughter (age 5) has a cute pedicure! Story of my life:)

  259. Richele permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:52 pm

    Now I feel bad because I don’t pamper my feet. The closest I get is to put on some Rider sandals. Guess I could use some clogs!

  260. Megan permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:54 pm

    I do get myself a pretty regular pedicure, but I am careful to time them around races, because I don’t want anyone messing up my feet before a run. I usually will spring for one in the week after a race.

  261. M.E. permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:56 pm

    I love my danskos — as a mom, a runner and a nurse, they are about the only pampering my feet get!!

  262. Laura S permalink
    March 30, 2011 6:58 pm

    I love my danskos and my feet definitely cry for them. I get so excited at the first sign of fall because I know I can dust off my clogs. Of course I have dansko sandals for the summer but clogs are still my fav 🙂

  263. taryn permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:00 pm

    I don’t do anything with my poor feet. I don’t ever get pedicures, I do polish my toes myself. I have no danskos but would love a pair. I like ugg slippers around the house, bloch flats and frye boots.

  264. anne permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:02 pm

    I was recovering from PF and then I fell going upstairs. Now my achilles is screaming too. I can only wear my Brooks with my archmold inserts. 😦

  265. Katee L. permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:08 pm

    I get pedicures twice a year. Aside from that…no pampering!

  266. Amy Cifelli permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:12 pm

    I do not give my feet nearly the attention they deserve after the daily pounding they take. I have been much better more recently with lotioning them up and it’s helped a ton with the cracking on my heels (gross!) … and huge props to my DH who gives an excellent foot rub 🙂

  267. Kris Berry permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:17 pm

    My feet don’t feel the love. Since I started running, they are calloused, blistered, nail-less messes that I tend to keep hidden. I do love me a good pair of slippers though! My feet spend most of their days in them!

  268. Debbie permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:19 pm

    Occasionally I get a pedicure and trim my toe nails but that is about it!

  269. Nora permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:25 pm

    Kind to my feet? Didn’t get the memo. May start doing some of the regimens listed (although was reading the brown soap one and thought “wow, my big sis used to do that after cross country races. then realized that it was my twin who posted it. Ruthie, send me a bar, i can’t find it here. and if it isn’t the same Ruthie, wow, small world!). I do color the nails up a bit, every once in while. Now my 3 yr-old gets in on the action.

  270. Liz Miller permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:28 pm

    My feet love my Birkenstocks, funky colored nail polish and an occasional pedicure.

  271. Julie Guckenberg permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:30 pm

    I’ve had plantar fascitis in the past… and I can honestly say the only thing I ever did for it was foot stretches. Outside of this problem, I give my feet some love very occasionally with a pumice stone, and I wear my Dansko clogs every day in sock weather. In the summer, I confess to wearing mostly flip flops… but good ones, with arch support and a semi-athletic footbed. 😉

  272. Lori N permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:31 pm

    Really good socks, roomy shoes and occasional pedicures. 🙂

  273. Jen B permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:32 pm

    Pedicure every three weeks! It is no longer a treat, it is a life necessity. The lovely women who care for my feet have seen it all, and restore my tootsies to the semblance of normal. Thank goodness for dark polish!

  274. Melissa permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:33 pm

    These shoes look AWESOME!!! My sister swears by her Dansko’s! It seems like everyday, by the end of the day my feet are screaming for some love. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who I can (usually) talk into pampering me with a foot rub. He’s very interested in reflexology and can usually find the pressure points in my feet that are connected to whatever is ailing me at the moment. In fact, he found a spot that (if we catch it in time) will stop a migraine sans medication!!! 🙂

  275. m l permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:33 pm

    The only pampering I give them is not to wear uncomfortable shoes at all. Unless I am on a date. Then high and sexy is comfortable. : )

  276. Kari P permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:34 pm

    OMG! I just saw a nurse friend wearing these the other day and want to buy a paiir sooo bad! As a PEds nurse I am on my feet ALL day and us nurses (and mom’s) live in our Dansko’s! I can definitely say compression socks for work and running are a must. I love how my legs fel when I get home and take them off, it’s like a treat! I change from clogs (work) to sneakers (running/park time with the kids) and back to clogs (the standard for nights out) t/o my day. Once a month I hit my fave nail salon in PDX which I have programmed in my phone. They are my solace. I go in their back room with my own tv AND remote, a glass of wine and get my legs massaged for over an hour. There is no better way (well almost) to decompress from my busy life!

  277. Jules permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:37 pm

    Pamper my feet? Unheard of! Well, let’s see…I was thinking about steri-stripping my toenail down so it doesn’t fall off during tomorrow’s long run. How’s that?!

  278. Katie Rhodes permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:38 pm

    I can’t believe this is the hump day give-away. It seems like perfect timing. I have been very slow at my very part time PT (physical therapy)job and today I got more cases than I have had in the last 2 yrs. I was just thinking that I wear my gym shoes to see my patients and how I would love something a little more professional but cute.

  279. Anne permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:38 pm

    I love my feet. That sounds weird, but they are strong, they bring me everywhere and love shoes!! I do my own pedicures ( I hate how it tickles when they do it at a salon…it makes me tense and de-feets the purpose:) and I buy shoes that fit. They are my weakness. People know shoes are my signature color. 🙂

  280. Rachel Blunk permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:39 pm

    I pamper my feet by wearing Danskos (want the new style!), and by getting semi monthly pedicures. Sigh. I’m relaxing just thinking about a pedi.

  281. March 30, 2011 7:40 pm

    My favorite thing to do to my feet after long runs is to slather them with cream after a hot shower and put these cozy socks on & go to bed! I wake up with them all soft! My fav go to shoe…my j crew flip flops. 🙂

  282. March 30, 2011 7:41 pm

    Hot parafin wax and pedi every other week!

  283. Pamela permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:41 pm

    The only thing I really do for my feet (besides my bi-annual pedicure) is occasionally coat them in Aquaphor before putting on my socks and running shoes.

  284. Laurel permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:43 pm

    I live in Dansko’s after a long run….if I remember when I shower, I will use my special pummice device and special foot lotion.

  285. Dana permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:48 pm

    I should do more….my poor feet always hurt! I massage them myself and have a roller ball thingy that helps too!

  286. March 30, 2011 7:49 pm

    Ahhhh, if only there were time between diapers and preschool and dinner and art projects and bath time and dishes and bedtime…. What? I am supposed to pamper my feet? I am just happy to pound a few miles on the pavement every day!! Although I will brag about my sweet husband, he rubs my feet anytime I complain!

  287. Carol permalink
    March 30, 2011 7:50 pm

    I am a nurse, so I am on my feet 12 hours a day. I wear Dansko’s every day at work. I recently had a pedicure that led to a horrible ingrown nail that had to be removed by the podiatrist. So now the only pampering my feet will be getting will be an occasional paint job. I do like to rub vaseline on my feet at bedtime and put on socks. My feet are always softer the next day.

  288. lindsey permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:00 pm

    Normally I just wear my slippers.

  289. Amber permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:08 pm

    Since I developed foot issues, I have been living in Dansko’s, they are truly amazing! I am a teacher and they truly make my day much easier, especially after an early morning run:) I also, use peppermint lotion on my tootsies each night.

  290. Deirdre permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:14 pm

    The best my feet get is some lotion when they are really dry–the greasy wheel gets the attention around here and thankfully my feet don’t bark too much!

  291. Denise permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:16 pm

    In sandal weather, I get a pedicure every 3-4 weeks. I also slather on lotion most days once I’m home and then pull on a thick pair of socks. I’ve never heard of these clogs, but I will definitely check them out (if I don’t win of course)!!

  292. Michele O'Brien permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:20 pm

    I love my wool lined pink Crocs! I put them on as soon as I finish a run, get home from work (take off the heels), for long drives- everywhere!!! They are super comfy and casual- which is why they are my faves. BTW- I have wanted to try the Danskos- I hear great things about them!!

    • Sherry permalink
      March 31, 2011 8:50 pm

      I love my pink fuzzy lined Crocs too! I wear them around the house all year long! They’re my slippers and they make my feet feel great. 🙂

  293. Lynn Glickman permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:35 pm

    Slippers! Lotion before bed!

  294. Sylvia Goen permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:40 pm

    I definitely pamper my feet….pedicures regularly and massages by my husband! I wear ONLY Danskos at work and love love the!

  295. Diane permalink
    March 30, 2011 8:45 pm

    Happy feet = happy mom! I never wear uncomfortable shoes, no matter how cute they are. I need these feet to last me many more miles over many more years! I find cute, comfortable shoes and wear them to pieces. Those adorable Danskos would definitely fit the bill!

  296. Amanda Pushkas permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:01 pm

    I love Dansko clogs…apart from wearing practical shoes I get an occasional pedicure–although i wish i got them more often. I probably only get 2 per year–but my feet look and feel soo amazing after.

  297. March 30, 2011 9:01 pm

    Before having a baby, I enjoyed the occasional pedicure with my mom or sister, and my sweet mother even gave me a gift certificate to my favorite pedi place as a Christmas gift. Having a four-month-old has kept that gift certificate on my desk for the past few months, though. I’m too busy kissing my LO’s toes to worry about my own…I’m just happy I can SEE my feet again!

    I have loved Danskos ever since I was a college freshman…I once sat next to an upperclass(wo)man had on a dark red pair with funky socks and her jeans rolled up to showcase them. I was hooked at first sight. My friends and family all make fun of my “geriatric” shoes, but my chiropractor has always praised them!

  298. Maxine Athena Jennings permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:10 pm

    I use to have a terrible time with purple bruised toenails. Finally, I realized I was wearing my running shoes to small and tight and my toes are much happier. I, like so many of you, am ready for my spring pedicure!

  299. Carly permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:20 pm

    Danskos are my faves!

  300. Heather C permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:21 pm

    If I’m lucky, I pumice my feet in the shower. I like to slather peppermint gel on my feet and legs before bed. If time permits, I’ll add lotion in the morning after my shower. I do have plantar f. and those clogs are calling my name! 😉

  301. otherjulie permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:21 pm

    I am becoming a sock snob…I like to buy nice socks…mainly from the running shoe store!

  302. Lonisa permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:30 pm

    I were Dansko everyday at work. I love them! 9 out of 10 running nurses prefer them!

  303. Katie R permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:30 pm

    I recently bought a ped egg which has done good things for all of the calluses on my feet. They are much prettier (and feeling happier) now.

  304. Yeiko Menzies permalink
    March 30, 2011 9:58 pm

    I will admit that my feet are sorely neglected. The one pedicure I got last year was a little embarassing as the girl asked if I had EVER had one before. Sometimes I can bribe a few minutes from my kids to rub my feet, but that often ends in a lot of lotion and not much rubbing!

  305. Meagan barakzai permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:01 pm

    Those shoes look awesome!!

  306. Dawn GK permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:18 pm

    My feet have never looked better since I’ve started running. I haven’t been at it quite a year yet so maybe it’s that I haven’t put enough miles on them. Running has forced me to go all natural and for-go the nail polish. I think because I’m waiting for the “runners” feet..lol! This is the first time in years that I have not had ugly, chipped, and stained toenails from not keeping up on the polish. Now I have great, polish free toenails and I lotion my feet every day (that started with the running) so they are soft and kind of cute.

  307. Sara Cunningham permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:20 pm

    My poor feet get totally ignored. I do have about 5 pairs of dansco clogs and they help SO much!! As a nurse, this is the only shoe that didn’t leave my feet hurting after a 12 hour shift!! My newest pair us 5 years old, though!!

  308. Kristila Gardner permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:43 pm

    MY favorite- long spa pedicures. I love the soaks and calf massage and peppermint wraps. It makes me smile every time.

  309. Jennifer permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:48 pm

    Ugh! I’ve just been thinking that my feet look all dry, cracked and FUGLY! I really need to do something with them, but don’t seem to have the time… my poor tootsies are exceedingly under-pampered. Sorry… no fun foot pampering suggestions from me!

  310. Anna permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:01 pm

    A pedi is always nice or just propping them up outside on a nice warm day.

  311. Heather permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:04 pm

    I treat my feet to my fluffy, comfy slippers at the end of a long day! 🙂

  312. Susan permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:10 pm

    Post run, I’m most likely to go barefoot for a while. I find it’s the best way to take care of my posture during post-run cool down time. If I need to go visit the chickens or the wood pile I slip into my Danskos or my wooly slippers. Sadly, my feet don’t get much pampering. I spend more time thinking about my hips and spine. The squeaky wheels get aaaaallllll the grease. The feet don’t complain much, so they get overlooked in the big picture.

  313. Jill Sullivan permalink
    March 30, 2011 11:24 pm

    I wear socks all the time so no one has to look @ my feet! 🙂 Love getting pedicures, foot rubs, and soaking them in the hot tub!

  314. Julie S. permalink
    March 31, 2011 12:13 am

    I love the occasional pedi, of course, but at home I have a parafin wax dipper that I love to use, especially on my heels. I’ve even got my 7yo son hooked!

  315. March 31, 2011 4:07 am

    Scrub. Lotion. Self-pedicure!

  316. katy permalink
    March 31, 2011 4:56 am

    I did not realize that clogs were moms wear! Working a laboratory, clogs are practical and safe. The most love my feet receive are from the daily wear of my lovely Danskos!

  317. Tammy Cole permalink
    March 31, 2011 5:03 am

    I wear a size 10, and sometimes I feel like my feet are land yachts that stick out like sore thumbs. I recently discovered Dansko shoes and just bought a pair of clogs that I love — my plantar fasciitis feels so much better when I wear these! They are pricey but worth the money to be able to walk without pain. I saw these shoes on the giveaway and thought they were screaming my name! 🙂

  318. Julie B permalink
    March 31, 2011 6:31 am

    When I am really luck, my girls like to “play spa” and give my feet a massage. My puppy just ate my anna sui fit flops, so I need a new pair of casual, supportive shoes to wear around the house!

  319. ann permalink
    March 31, 2011 6:39 am

    I too am waiting for a toenail to grow back. I love soaking my feet in hot water with epsom salts until they get wrinkly, then I put on aquaphilic cream and this socks. It is so soothing!

  320. Kathy permalink
    March 31, 2011 6:53 am

    Basic maintenance here – clipped and clean 🙂 I TRY to do my own pedi at home in the warmer months as I live in flip flops, but painting my toes is just not a priority these days. (Shame really – my 4-year old loves when I “prettify” my toes – “Ooooh color!” ) This thread is making me want a foot massage BADLY ! I , too have PF and just ice and stretch and thank the heavens that those things seem to be working. I definitely need to look into some kind of comfort footwear for everyday – I’m a teacher on my feet all day and I suffer from the vanity of cute, but no-so-comfy shoes.

  321. Carmen permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:16 am

    When I take care of my feet…I put some great smelling peppermint lotion on them and socks to sleep…I haven’t done this in a while, so thanks for the reminder…it will take a few days, but my feet will be feeling good again soon!!!

  322. Jill in Little Rock permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:21 am

    Around the house, when I’m cold (which is most of the time) I wear Cloud Nine sheepskin slippers that my hubby bought for me. Just wearing one these days–my left foot is in a podiatrist’s boot, healing from metatarsalgia (:

  323. Anna Sanchez permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:40 am

    Pedicures! Year round! When I go in, I’m often asked, “You run?”. And I also have to mention my LL Bean Wicked Good slippers. Summer is the only time I don’t wear them constantly, but they still get pulled out of the closet occasionally on a cool evening!

  324. Melissa Q permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:41 am

    Without a little lovin’, feet are really pretty ugly parts of our bodies. But a pretty pedi and lovely Aveda foot lotion keep mine looking and feeling good. And I’m so glad that “sensible” shoes are cute now. I love my Danskos!

  325. Mikia permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:53 am

    I got nifty nails now after my bf painted them for me and my mom is giving me a full spa pedicure in a month. I can’t wait for that to happen. 🙂

  326. Christine Lowery permalink
    March 31, 2011 8:09 am

    I was blessed with a wonderful hubby who says he loves to rub my toesys after a long run. My danskos help to make my feet feel good too. you can’t have too many pairs of Danskos!

  327. Nicole permalink
    March 31, 2011 8:14 am

    I do nothing to my feet. I had stay peg surgery when I was a kid, and wore orthotics for a looooong time. Now I just ignore them and stretch my calves a lot. They haven’t complained yet.

  328. Kristen F permalink
    March 31, 2011 8:20 am

    This guy (yes guy) at work makes lotion. It is awesome and makes my runners feet nice and soft. And it smells like candy. a bonus!

  329. Nikki permalink
    March 31, 2011 8:35 am

    I do have the Nails Creation phone # programmed. And I am pretty sure I am a preferred customer. For my at-home care I make a great lotion. I melt pure cocoa butter, coconut oil and olive oil in a pan over low heat. Then I just pour it back into a few jars I have saved and let it set at room temp. I rub it into my tootsies and cover with socks and slip on my Danskos.

  330. Kate permalink
    March 31, 2011 8:35 am

    I love a good pedicure, but usually settle for an at home version. I learned how to do a foot massage in pre-natal yoga that is surprisingly good, even if you do it to yourself!

  331. Kesha permalink
    March 31, 2011 9:41 am

    In Spring-Summer I try to get a pedicure every 2-3 weeks. I also try to put foot cream on them every night before bed. I’ve always wanted to have a pair of these shoes.

  332. Krs permalink
    March 31, 2011 11:44 am

    I have a once a week home pedicure scheduled into my weekly to do chore list. Running is what I do for my health, pedicures are my “me time”

  333. Ann permalink
    March 31, 2011 11:47 am

    I have the WORST (least desirable) feet in the world, but the BEST husband and daughter in the world. Each night my husband gives me a 5 min foot massage. I can occasionally bribe my 2 yr old daughter into “rubbing” lotion on mommy’s feet. When my daughter rubs my feet, I usually end up with an empty bottle of lotion and a mess to clean up. Not much of it actually ends up on my feet 🙂 I love to see her try though.

  334. Tara Loorz permalink
    March 31, 2011 12:19 pm

    Unfortunately I still have yet to figure out how to take great care of my feet. I have bought new shoes, but still get blisters. I upped the size, but still wreck my toenails. I bought the expensive socks. I don’t really like other people touching my feet since they are so sore and messed up. But – I will go for the at-home soak and I wear slippers to try to comfort my aching feet. I would love some of these shoes!

  335. Morgan permalink
    March 31, 2011 1:45 pm

    Since my feet spend all their non-work-shoe and non-running-sneaker time in horrifying-to-the-teenagers-in-the-house Birkenstocks, I think I could stand a pair of more fashionable tired foot shoes!

  336. Lori permalink
    March 31, 2011 2:22 pm

    My local salon has a wonderfully relaxing peticure room. I go for a spa peticure whenever the funds allow it. It is so nice to sit in a dark room soaking my feet and listening to a fountain. Then they rub wonderful things on my feet and calves. It’s heavenly. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive.

  337. cindyAz permalink
    March 31, 2011 2:43 pm

    I sometimes sit on the counter in the bathroom with my feet in the sink and soak them in warm water. I just lost my first toenail after my first half in January. So I wear flippy flops as much as possible to show it off. Feet are mostly an after-thought.

  338. Darlene Reeb permalink
    March 31, 2011 7:04 pm

    I make sure I pamper my feet all winter long and winters are long here in Buffalo – we had snow this morning! Every night as I crawl exhausted into bed I whip out my favorite lotion (Avon intensive moisture therapy hand cream) and lotion up my feet! It is such a habit that sometimes I will wake up in the middle of the night and do it if I’ve forgotten. I don’t get many pedicures but I had on comment once that couldn’t believe how soft my feet were after a long winter and she couldn’t believe I was a runner! 🙂

  339. C G-C permalink
    March 31, 2011 8:18 pm

    Previously my soccer playing calloused feet felt the love from the pedicures I’d indulge in bi-yearly after season. But now I only get that indulgence when I’m pregnant and can’t comfortably reach my feet. Other than that, these feet get neglected 😦 aside from new running shoes or clogs that is!! 🙂

  340. Sherry permalink
    March 31, 2011 8:47 pm

    I’m supposed to pamper my feet? Oops. Thick lotion and a quick swipe of toenail polish is about all the pampering my feet ever get.

  341. March 31, 2011 9:25 pm

    Before I started running I would get regular pedicures. Sadly…I think in the last year I’ve only had ONE. I think the biggest thing I do to pamper my feet would be to keep them in good running shoes and Smart Wool socks!! Even after a 15.5 mile run in pouring rain, my feet were sitting pretty. (No, they weren’t dry, that wasn’t possible, but they didn’t have any blisters either!) I think I’ll go get a pedi this weekend! 😀

  342. Krista Hughes permalink
    March 31, 2011 9:50 pm

    I wear mostly Dansko Professionals during the Fall/Winter, and Crocs during the summer. Really wanting a pair of the Dansko Volleys so that I can wear Danskos during the Spring and Summer with my capris and shorts!

  343. corrie permalink
    April 1, 2011 10:35 am

    my piggy’s certainly do not get the attention they deserve for all they do for me! i only get them pedicured at the start of sandal season, which in cleveland might not be until mid june! and my 5 year old daughter is typically the one to polish them.

  344. Julie permalink
    April 1, 2011 3:49 pm

    Looking forward to a much needed pedicure as the warm weather approaches. As I increase the lengths of my runs I almost always get a black toenail or two, making painting the toenails a necessity. Any tips on how to forgo the dead toenail syndrome?

  345. Kelly permalink
    April 1, 2011 8:17 pm

    Burt’s Bee’s peppermint foot lotion after a vigorous scrub. And a pedicure about twice a year… would like to go more often, but never seem to rally. I’m not much one for having my feet touched (unbearably ticklish).

  346. Sara permalink
    April 2, 2011 7:07 am

    Mu husband gives the best foot massages, especially when I was pregnant.

  347. Kari permalink
    April 3, 2011 6:42 am

    A good pedicure is the only way to go! Bummer when your a military family and you find a wonderful one one month before you move…then the search starts all over! 😉

  348. Holly permalink
    April 3, 2011 9:54 am

    Foot massage from my husband, cheaper than pedicure, and I can watch TV during it. 🙂

  349. Jennifer permalink
    April 3, 2011 12:55 pm

    Pedicures Pedicures Pedicures! Especially now that sandal season is almost here!

  350. Carolyn permalink
    April 4, 2011 11:14 am

    I love pampering my feet, it is the one thing I always feel I can do for myself when I am not feeling pretty or skinny. Most of the time I will give myself a pedicure but often in the summer months i will splurge and have someone else pamper them. Love Danskos!

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