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for heels as soft as a baby's bottom...
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At this time of year (in the Northern hemisphere), when temperatures rise and fashion standards drop, many of us feel the need to wear sandals. Whether these are the more traditional "Jesus-creepers", reef sandals for the modern, active type, ridiculously impractical strappy "taxi-shoe" concoctions or the standard mule or flip-flop (or thong depending on your location) it soon becomes apparent that the winter months have been hard on our feet, leading to much unsightly dead skin.

There are many preparations available for removal of these extraneous epidermal layers. One can purchase exfoliant creams and softening lotions and one can indeed pay someone else to administer these items during a pedicure. However, all these options take some time and effort and generally induce mild to severe tickling in the recipient.

As an alternative to these potions, I propose the use of Exfoli-feet sandals, in which the inner sole of the footwear is coated with a gently abrasive surface, more akin to the soft side of Velcro than sandpaper, to enable removal of dead skin as you walk.

Soften your feet the easy way - with Exfoli-feet

hazel, Jun 21 2003

Loofah Loafers™ http://www.loofahloafer.com/
Mine aren't this goofy-looking. [Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       you are a gentle sole, you deserve a bun.
po, Jun 21 2003

       what about the natural product extension of massaga-feet ... longer exfoliant nodules on the sole to tickle you through the day. Get yourself a bun!
jonthegeologist, Jun 21 2003

       Volcanic clogs.
DrCurry, Jun 21 2003

       I have a pair of loofah slipper/sandals. It kinda feels like walking with a dead rat in your shoe -- not too uncomfortable, not really for everyday wear. There's also something called "sisal" (used to make rugs), that may be a bit softer. +
Amos Kito, Jun 21 2003

       Which makes this Baked. (All the best ideas are taken!)
DrCurry, Jun 21 2003

       Isn't the rubbing what creates callouses in the first place?
RayfordSteele, Jun 21 2003

       True, Ray. I am having doubts about whether this would only cause more callouses. Still, I think it's a good idea to get rid of all these unnecessary, expensive beauty ointments.
Pericles, Jun 21 2003

       There is a soft hazy doubt in my mind about these sandals. Wouldn't they be somewhat stigmatizing? If people saw you coming would they be less inclined to invite you into their home or let you date their daughter or ride in their car "because of the snow..."
k_sra, Jun 21 2003

       [k_sra] I take your point, although let's not forget that the mere act of wearing some types of sandals is stigmatising. Mayhap these should instead be sold as insoles to put in your favourite shoes?
hazel, Jun 22 2003

       I'd swap my aluminium socks for these any day. Hooray for ex-foily feet.
neilp, Jul 10 2003

       I've been known to use sandpaper on my feet. Works great. Don't use a power sander, though.
mrthingy, Jul 10 2003


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