City life is a busy life. It seems like everyone is on their feet and on the go. Getting to work, getting to class, getting coffee, making it to a meeting, catching up with friends, getting their hair done, getting their dog’s hair done, getting more coffee, picking up groceries, hitting the gym, meeting friends after work, getting dinner and finally, getting home. Exhausting, right?
People all over town are trying to get their 10,000 steps in. It’s a lot of walking and that’s great, but all this coming and going gets a little hard on your feet. To keep up the pace, we have to be kind to them and make sure their well cared for. Unfortunately, we can’t all wear our cozy slippers to work. All day in business shoes or high heels can be yet another obstacle to happy feet.
Take Caroline for example, she’s an art director for a digital agency. She likes to wear heels to work sometimes because they look great and they make her feel confident. She knows a long day in heels can put a strain on her feet, so she chooses to wear them on quiet days at the office. But hold on Caroline, there’s a change of plans. The client just arrived in town and she wants to meet today to make some last-minute changes in the campaign. That means new deadlines, new meetings and lots of walking around in panic. First, Caroline has to meet with the client. Her hotel is three streets away – too close for a taxi or the subway, so Caroline walks, but in heels three streets can become a challenge. Walk back to the office, sit for 20 minutes and then it’s off to another meeting with the designer. She starts to feel a small burn on her left foot but there’s no time to deal with it. She takes a cab, but the road is blocked by construction, so she has to walk five streets and now the pain is stronger. By lunch, Caroline has no steam. Blisters have developed on both feet and they’re making her miserable. If she was in comfortable shoes she’d be running around and controlling her team, but instead she’s suffering in her office, searching her desk for a plaster.
If only she stocked up on specialist blister plasters.
The bottom line is, blisters happen to everyone and although they may be small, they can catch you out having the power to ruin your day. By keeping blister patches in your brief case or desk drawer, you can prevent a new blister from getting worse or ease the pain of a blister that’s already developed. So, your day will be saved and you can keep on walking.