Fab feet and sandals
1. Get a Grip
For non-slip protection on slick surfaces, these peel-and-stick hearts affix to the sole of your shoes.
Two-pair pack ➤ $6.99 at
2. Farm-Fresh Foot Scrub
Choose from Early Apple, Sweet Cream, and Whipped Honey scents in these vintage-inspired jelly jars filled with fine-grain sea salts and vitamin E-rich rice-bran oil.
Set of three 6-oz jars with scooping spoon ➤ $45.95, or individual 10.5-oz jar ➤ $21 at www.SummerSoles.com.
3. There’s the Rub
Perfect for those hard-to-reach rough spots, this dual-surface pumice brush with a non-slip grip lets you file away calluses with the darker side, then smooth to silky softness with the finer green side
➤ $9.99. Available at select Kohl’s, Sears, and Bed, Bath & Beyond or www.earth therapeutics.com.
4. Mani/Pedi Party
Everything you need to pamper, shape, and buff your nails in one nifty kit
➤ $6.99. Available at select Kohl’s, Sears, and Bed, Bath & Beyond or www.earth therapeu tics.com.
5. Soak It Up
The first step in prepping feet for summer. Wild mint oils cool and “stimulate circulation,” while rosemary and lemongrass “reduce swelling and inflammation,” claims the manufacturer. Hey—we just think it feels good.
➤ 11 oz, $7.99. Available at select Kohl’s, Sears, and Bed, Bath & Beyond or www.earth therapeutics.com.
6. Summer Soles
Take a walk on the wild side with these exotic animal-print suede-like sandal liners (also available in solid colors) and say goodbye to sweaty, squishy sandals. Simply snip the heel to size (fits up to woman’s size 11), peel, and place inside sandals.
One pair ➤ $7.95, three-pack ➤ $21, five-pack ➤ $30 at www.SummerSoles.com.
2 Terrific New Treatments
For Your Tootsies
If you’re a little leery of soaking your feet in a maybe less-than-sterile whirlpool bath (those spray disinfectants don’t clean the jets where the water circulates), have we got some news for you: there’s a new water-free pedi debuting this month at Static Salon, 180 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains (914) 997-2600; www.statichair.com.
With 20 years of nail experience, Maritza Mendez knows a thing or two about pedicures. “Oil hydrates better than water,” she says. “So we wrap your feet in tea tree oil-infused hot towels to soften them rather than soaking them in a bath. It’s more sanitary than water and there are no germs.” Then the feet are bagged in plastic and covered with warming booties that help the oil penetrate the skin. After your toes are baby soft, Mendez will take the old polish off, trim, shape, and repolish. Her pedicures are said to last a month. $85 and up.
(914) 997-2600; www.statichair.com
Dermacare, the latest laser and skin-care center in
“We start by soaking feet in a tea tree oil-and-water solution in a stainless-steel basin, so there is no chance of bacteria or fungus,” says Barbara Campos, medical aesthetician and laser technician who developed the treatment. “Then we massage an alpha-hydroxy-based mask onto the feet to soften and exfoliate dead cells, which are removed with warm towels. A second peel is brushed on with a sable fan-shaped brush—it tickles a little—and then a bacterial gel is applied to help fight bacteria and prevent dead cells from accumulating.” The Tickled Feet treatment is $150; you can add microdermabrasion to the treatment for an additional $45. For the ultimate experience, ask for Nathania Bernadin’s reflexology/aromatherapy/energy treatment for just $45. Her magic fingers will do wonders for your soles and your soul.
(914) 696-4900; www.dermacare.com.