Shoes Off! Beauty Hacks For Flawless Summer Toes

Shoes Off! Beauty Hacks For Flawless Summer Toes

After a long winter spent hibernating inside boots, our feet could use a little freshening up before making their official debut into strappy-sandal season. A quality salon pedicure can do a lot for a girl, but many common issues cannot be solved with just a one time treatment. Because we love you, we've asked KEYSOCKS to put together a list of easy-peasy tips to help keep your feet looking and feeling flawless all season long. 

Stay hydrated

Duh! Dry skin and nails can be a sign of many things, one being dehydration. If you are not drinking enough fluids during the day it will show on your skin. 

Wear socks

Skinny jeans look fabulous paired with pumps, cute sneakers and flats. But going barefoot in these shoes can lead to sweat, blisters, peeling skin and foster bacterial growth. Check out KEYSOCKS' invisible socks, they'll that give you a barefoot look while also keeping your feet protected.

Exfoliate in the shower

Our feet get warm and skin starts to soften while we stand in the shower, so before you turn off the water, grab a foot file or pumice stone and give the bottom of your feet and your heels a light scrubbing to remove dead skin cells. You’ll save time by not having to soak them before exfoliating like you normally would. 

Clean your shoes

When temperatures heat up, us gals tend to spend more time barefoot and slide our not-so-clean feet right into our shoes with no socks on. Because of this, cleaning the inside of our shoes is just as important as making sure the exterior looks good. Pull inserts out of shoes and wash them by hand, then lay them out for the sun to dry. Flip-flops can be cleaned with light detergents or anti-bacterial shoe spray 

Buy the right size shoe

Feet tend swell throughout the day, so making sure there is enough room for your toes to wiggle around in, is essential to avoiding uncomfortable rubbing and blisters. 

Choose natural materials

Synthetic materials and shoes made out of plastic don’t let feet breathe during hot spring and summer days. This causes our tootsies to sweat more than normal. Opt for breathable, natural materials that absorb sweat and let air circulate around your feet. 

Use antibacterial soap

For stinky summer feet (it happens to the best of us) skip fancy lotions, powders and medications. The cure could be as simple as an inexpensive bar of antibacterial soap. Use it to clean your feet every time you bathe and voila!


KEYSOCKS got its start when on a chilly day in 2009 when the founder, Shelby McKee, was headed to a Cincinnati Bengals football game and refused to compromise her style to stay warm.  Instead, Shelby took her husband’s knee high sock; cut a hole in it, and the first pair of KEYSOCKS was born.  Shelby proudly attended the game in her go-to skinny jeans with flats, while remaining warm and comfortable. When friends began asking where they could find her socks she knew she had developed a unique product. After years of perfecting the design, Shelby recruited her two sisters Christy and Stefanie to launch KEYSOCKS in 2012.  

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