‘Tis the season of bare feet and cute summer sandals! Are your feet ready? If not, don’t panic. Whether you’ve got stubborn calluses, painful bunions, cracked and peeling heels, or just need a good pedicure to refresh your wintertime toes, there’s a foot care product out there for you.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best tools and treatments that will transform your toes just in time for summer. Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best foot care products to make your feet look and feel beautiful!
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Best Foot Massager
Where to buy: $14.95, Amazon
Nothing is more soothing than an at-home foot massage after a long day on your feet. Your tired toes will thank you for buying an in-shower foot massager that improves circulation and prevents embarrassing cases of athlete's foot. The bristles can get everywhere you can't reach, even in-between your toes, to give your feet a refreshing deep clean.
"After using this my feet feel really clean and soft. The bristles feel like somewhere between a tickling sensation and the hurts-so-good you get with a foot roller. I'll be using this all the time, I can already tell, and it feels like it's going to hold up. Highly recommended," one shopper said.
Best Bunion Relief
Where to buy: From $7.99, Amazon
Gel metatarsal foot pads cushion the balls of your feet and help better distribute weight to prevent or reduce pain caused by conditions like bunions, calluses, plantar fasciitis, blisters, and Morton's neuroma. Cleaning the pad is easy and only requires a bit of soap and warm water. They're also an eco-friendly option because you can reuse them over and over again.
"I am a girl who’s always on her feet. I work long hours and suffer from Morton’s [neuroma]. I was worried that the band around my toe would be a bother, but they’re very comfortable to wear. The added cushion has really helped a lot! The pain is going away slowly but surely, and I’ve only been wearing them for a week! With the amount of improvement I’ve been seeing, I predict the pain will be gone for good!" one shopper declared.
Best Cream for Cracked Heels
Where to buy: $9.63, Amazon
O'Keeffe's foot cream is your ticket to soft, smooth heels you'll want to show off in your new summer sandals. It works by first hydrating dry feet and then creating a barrier around your heels to prevent moisture loss. We recommend applying it before bed and then slipping your feet into a pair of socks to increase the cream's effects. However, you can rub it in right before you have to head out for the day and it'll dry in a matter of minutes without leaving a greasy residue.
"I'm originally from Miami, so it's almost 365 days of flip-flops or open-toe shoes. I tried EVERY lotion, special [doctor-prescribed] moisturizing lotion, even at-home foot scrubs and soaks, overnight foot wraps. NOTHING WORKED!... I came across this lotion. Figured what is there to [lose, and it's] less than $10. So I tried it. From DAY ONE, it soothed my [cracked] heels... Now I go to my yoga class barefoot no embarrassment. I can go to the beach with my nice looking feet and of course wear my sandals with confidence," one woman raved.
Best Foot Scrub
Where to buy: $15.95, Amazon
As much as we love summer weather, one thing we could do without is the sweat that accompanies a temperature spike. Socks and shoes can become a breeding ground for bacteria, so a powerful foot scrub with tea tree oil can come in handy. First Botany Cosmeceuticals' tea tree oil scrub is a light exfoliant that not only sloughs away dead skin to reveal soft heels, but it also contains anti-fungal tea tree oil to fight against common foot funguses like athlete's foot. Use it in the shower every few days for clean — and we mean really clean — feet.
"My husband has yellowed thick toe nails. The podiatrist told him to rub tree tee oil on his toe nails daily as the oil combats fungus and it will keep the nails soft enough that he can trim them himself," one Amazon reviewer explained. "It's been about 2 months and the nails are improving. So, it is saving us the cost of another doctor's visit!"
Best Foot Mask
Where to buy: $14.39, Amazon
Peeling foot masks may look crazy, but boy do they work! Simply slip your foot into the bootie and seal it. Then, sit back and relax for an hour while the gel inside moisturizes and exfoliates your foot — no pumice stone or foot file needed. It takes a few days for the outer layers of your foot skin to fall off and you probably won't want to go out in open-toed shoes during this time, but once the shedding is done you'll be left with baby smooth feet.
"This really works. I have extremely thick, rough calluses on my feet. I use a pumice stone, get regular pedicures, and soak my feet occasionally. Still, my feet remain rough and hard. I used this mask for the first time and just like the instructions say, my feet started to peel about three or four days later. About six days later, my hard calluses began to peel, I haven't seen this in years! The instructions also say that if you have really hard feet, to use the second mask in the box one week later, I did this last night. Essentially, the layers and layers of dead skin that have been on my feet for YEARS is finally coming off, and this is just after one use..." one user wrote.
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
If dry, cracked, brittle, discolored nails have you hiding your feet in sweaty shoes all summer long, we recommend Zenpy's nail repair pen. Not only is it a nail whitening pen, but it also strengthens, protects, and nourishes the nails you have. Just rub it over your nails three times a day to see visible improvement in two to four weeks. The nourishing plant extracts will not only make your nails stronger, but they'll also prevent the growth of fungus that can happen when you don't wear breathable socks.
"I love this product. It has completely saved my injured distorted ugly nails. I have had this toe fungus for over 3 years. Now I started using this fungal nail pen and its only been about 4 weeks and I have seen significant improvement in my toenail fungus... It’s easy to use, you only have to apply three times a day, so you must be diligent. I have recommend this product to so many people, all with happy results," one reviewer enthused.
Best Foot Powder
Where to buy: $14.99, Amazon
One way to prevent sweat-soaked shoes and socks is to sprinkle a dash of O Naturals' Tea Tree Foot Powder on your feet and inside your shoes. This extra-strength foot powder is designed to sop up excess moisture and deodorize your shoes and feet. It's made with natural ingredients like white clay and arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and tea tree oil and peppermint oil to cool and clean the foot. There's also aloe vera, which soothes and moisturizes dry, cracked skin.
"This stuff really works. My husband has awful smelling feet and we've tried everything. He puts some of this on his feet after a shower and some in his work boots and since receiving this product he's had no more smelly feet. I'd also like to add his feet are EXTREMELY soft lately. Will buying again in the future," one woman wrote.
Best Callus Remover
Where to buy: $14.95, Amazon
You can't go wrong with an old-fashioned foot file for removing calluses. Now you can apply as much or as little pressure as you'd like to scrub away calluses on your heels and the balls of your feet. It works whether your foot is wet or dry, and we recommend following up your exfoliation with a moisturizing lotion to prevent dry heels.
"If you have mild calluses, I really suggest you look elsewhere. However, if you, like me, basically have hooves for heels, then this may be you new holy grail of extraneous foot skin removal. A word of warning — this thing will take off the tips of your toes if you're not careful... After I learned how to wield this mighty weapon, I've been unafraid to wear flip flops since. That's HUGE for me. I have nasty feet. NASTY. Calluses, fissures, you named it. I've had 'em all. And now they're all gone, thanks to this gigantic foot grater," one woman exclaimed.
Best Foot Pads
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
Summer is for amusement parks with the kiddos and family camping trips, but these warm-weather excursions can wreak havoc on your poor tired feet. Find fast relief with a soothing foot pad designed to alleviate tension and improve your sleep quality. Each pad is filled with a different calming fragrance that sucks out toxins from the body so you can feel your best. They're meant to be worn overnight so they won't disrupt your daily routine. These foot pads are especially popular with people managing chronic pain, like those with arthritis.
"These are great! The pads are very durable and stay on your feet all night. Definitely can see the results, I recommend only using everything few days to feel the best and a balanced removal of toxins. Really enjoy the different types that have great aromas too," one person wrote.
Best Pedicure Kit
Where to buy: $16.99, Amazon
Summer is the perfect time to show off your fresh pedicure — but going to a salon every two weeks can really add up. With a little bit of practice and a professional pedicure kit, you can give yourself a new paint job whenever you like. This eight-piece set comes with all the tools you'll ever need, including an ingrown toenail corrector. (Although, we recommend seeing a professional if you have a severely ingrown toenail rather than handling it yourself.) The tools are made of easy-to-clean, waterproof, rust-proof stainless steel.