Care for Feet with Profoot: Review

Sunday, May 30, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Profoot was established in 1987 and today is the second largest foot care company in the U.S. Within the past 6 months, they've introduced three new foot care products that I had a chance to try: Callus Blaster, Flex-Tastic Toe Relaxers, and Pump Pouches.

The Callus Blaster is a gel-like substance that targets stubborn rough spots on your feet. A small amount of gel used twice a week for three minutes at a time works quickly and effectively to soften calluses and rough skin. It gets rid of dead skin through gentle dermadebrasion beads. As someone who's pumiced her heels into oblivion before slathering them in rich creams and sleeping with socks to boot, I can appreciate an innovative solution like the Callus Blaster. The main thing to remember is to use a small amount, not keep the gel on for longer than 3 minutes and not use more often than twice a week. Excess product must be removed immediately, and everything washed off thoroughly with soap and water.

The Flex-Tastic Toe Relaxers are a foot exerciser made from soft polymer gel. The toe relaxers slip over the toes and stretch them into their natural position. With daily wear for just 5 minutes, they promise to improve posture and balance, ease foot pain, and correct issues like bunions and hammer toes.

Initially, I could barely fit four toes in the relaxers. According to the company, this is normal and I can expect to be able to fit all of them with regular use. I did suffer slight discomfort at first - another thing to be expected if the toes are misaligned. My feet felt refreshed and relaxed when I took off the relaxers. Starting with 5 minutes, daily wear can be gradually extended to 10 minutes after a while.

The Flex-Tastic Toe Relaxers retail at $9.99 and are available online at Amazon, Walgreens, Rite Aid and others.

The Pump Pouches were inspired by what professional dancers use to provide comfort and protection to their feet. They are super soft wraparound toe cushions that look like little pockets for feet. They should be placed over toes before putting on your shoes, and are designed to vanish inside the shoe - unless it's open toed sandals, of course. I think the best use for the pouches would be in high heels, flats, or fall/winter shoes. In cold weather, they would provide the additional benefit of keeping your toes warm and toasty, in addition to comfy. Their beige color makes them unnoticeable once in, and provide a nice relief from uncomfortable shoes.

Find out more about these and other Profoot products on the company's website.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.

1 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    i just used Callus blaster for the first and i am AMAZED ! My feet feel better than when i get a pedicure, and ive gotten plenty of them.Very happy i bought this product, and hope to Never be without it.ps i never do reviews.

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