City Pulse

By Liz McKenzie

While we may dream of strutting in sky-high Manolos ala Carrie Bradshaw, the reality of wearing heels in the city isn’t so pretty – blisters, calluses and sore, achy feet. But with the help of these four easy foot fix-its, even those of us without personal chauffeurs and the latest Louboutins can conquer any shoe trauma.

Band-Aid Active Flex Blister Block Stick


Available at and most pharmacies

Simply slide it on and voilà  – blister-proof feet! This invisible formula acts as a lubricant to ease the friction that generally causes blisters. This is a must have for any city girl who loves her heels.

Dr. Scholl’s for Her Sole Expressions Insole
Women’s size 6-10


Available at and most pharmacies

This cute three-pack of soft, cushioning shoe inserts can tame even your highest heels. With an adhesive backing and versatile shape, these are a great solution for open-toe shoes and strappy summer sandals.

Ahava Mineral Foot Cream


Available at and select drugstores.

Great for relieving dry, cracked skin, Ahava’s line of skincare is a godsend. Enriched with Dead Sea minerals and Tea-tree oils, your feet will feel soft and rejuvenated in no time.

Ole Henriksen Muscle Comfort Lotion


Available at

Treat tired feet after a long day with this energizing infusion of peppermint and lavender oil. It also boasts soothing seaweed extracts that will help calm your aching, shouldn’t-have-walked-those-last-few-blocks feet.

Originally published June 2007
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