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This month we focus caring for your feet – and your fuel! FUNCTIONAL FOOTWEAR


Flimsy flip-flops and sandals can reverse the benefits of a good pair of running shoes… These three pairs will take care of your feet 24-7


SOLE CASUAL FLIP, £55, www.yoursole.co.uk (below)


Badly shod summer feet are often the root to injuries. This stylish and comfortable pair of unisex flips are ideal for pampering post-marathon feet. The orthopaedic shape allows feet to flex naturally, giving complete support from the tips of your toes to your heels.


KENKOH REFLEXOLOGY FLIP FLOPS, from £43.99, www.kenkoh.co.uk (above)


Available in UK sizes 3 to 11 and in a variety of colours, Kenkoh (meaning 'health' in Japanese) flip flops stimulate the feet with rubber nodules using the principles of reflexology, and are said to help improve circulation; reduce fatigue; reduce swelling; and even improve your mood.


KARRIMOR BAHAMAS, £75, www.karrimor.com Karrimor make classic functional shoes, perfect for travelling to and from races and for keeping your most treasured body part in tact when you're not running! This pair, new for 2011 is from Karrimor’s Ladies’ Travel and Sandal range. With uppers made from soft yet durable suede, nubuck and webbings, they're built for comfort, fit and easy-care. Feet mould into them – great for long summer walks.


CREAMS TO CARE FOR YOUR FEET


TREATMENT, 170g, £14.95 A non-greasy, high performance conditioning foot cream that helps prevent blisters, repair dry and cracked skin and reduce calluses. Enriched with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Aloe Cream and Tannic


EVERSTRIDE PRO THERAPY FOOT


acid, this fast absorbing foot treatment is ideal for feet that have done the distance. Find out more www.carterandbond.com.


LOTIL FOOT CREAM, 114ml jar, £5.49


A rich, moisturising formula that penetrates deep into the skin to nourish and soften hard, dry skin. It contains Rosemary Extract, an effective antioxidant that protects and softens the skin, and Aloe Vera, known for its moisturising and anti- inflammatory benefits. For stockists call, 01235 838 590.


CCS PROFESSIONAL FOOT CARE CREAM, 175ml, £7.34 Contains 10% urea, which promotes rehydration and moisture retention. This cream controls


and softens dry, rough skin, helping to keep feet soft and supple and preventing the development of foot problems such as corns and calluses. Call 01276 674 000 or visit www.ccsfootcare.co.uk.


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