FIXING YOUR FEET E-zine – A Prime Example of Fit, tips, products, and more

December 31, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Volume 7, Issue 12, December 2007
John Vonhof, Footwork Publications
Copyright, December 2007, All rights reserved


This issue has an in-depth article, A Prime Example of Fit – Zamberlan
, about how a footwear company has made their fit the best possible. It
also has two foot care tips about Super Glue and toenail fungus, two
new feet related products, reader feedback, and an interesting foot
care photo.


I wish all my readers a grand and happy New Year. May your feet take
you far and wide, and into new discoveries. May they be healthy,
resisting blisters, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, and athlete’s
foot. May they be strong and resilient, and able to take all the abuse
you throw at them. And above all, may your feet be happy.


The Fixing Your Feet E-zine is published monthly to inform and educate
athletes and non-athletes about proper foot care skills and techniques,
provide tips on foot care, review foot care products, and highlight
problems people have with their feet.

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Winter Foot Care Basics

December 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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During winter you need to work on your skin and toenails, and keep calluses in check. Because you’re not barefoot or in sandals as much, you may forget to check your feet as often as you do in the summer. In addition, be watchful for dry skin. The cold, snow and ice make it important to wear good socks and keep your feet warm. The thick socks can make your feet sweat more so be watchful for athlete’s foot. The use of anti-fungal foot powder can help prevent problems. Winter is a good time to go through your sock drawer and toss old and worn socks. Do the same with shoes, replacing old insoles, laces, and if necessary, tossing the shoes too.

Toenail Tip

December 15, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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If I had to guess, I’d say that most women are really good at trimming their toenails – and most guys are not. Maybe I’m wrong. If so, let me know.
Rmc0122l_2     Unless you pay attention to your toenails when you get out of the shower and put on your socks, the state of your toenails is probably the furthers thing from your mind. So, here’s an idea.
     When you are in bed, tossing and turning, you know – in that state of not yet asleep, run your toenails up your opposite leg. Or against the bottom of the opposite foot. Or against your opposite heel. What do your feel?
     If you toenails are too long or need trimming, or are rough, you’ll know right away. Now I don’t think you’ll hop out of bed and trim your nails right then, but at least make a note. Then in the morning, take a few minutes and trim the nails and file them smooth.

A Different Kind of Tip

December 8, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Yea, I know this blog is about keeping your feet happy. But please bear with me for this post. This tip can help you enjoy Christmas more and be safe at the same time.
     Christmas trees need a lot of water – a seven-foot tree can take a gallon of water per day. If you have Christmas_treejust bought your tree, add two ounces of antibacterial mouthwash to warm water for the tree’s first watering. While the mouthwash kills bacteria, the warm water helps open up the tree’s circulatory system so more water is absorbed. For later waterings, use room-temperature water.
     We all know how, in time, the tree’s needles will start to drop. To help needles last, when doing the 3rd or 4th watering, add one ounce of maple syrup to the water. The sugar in the syrup makes the needles more green.
     If this tips help prevent one fire from a dried out tree, it will be worth it. The tip came from the book Bottom Line’s Household Magic at
     I’ll be back with another tip for happy feet in a few days.

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