Save Your Soles

Think a luxe pedi can’t truly transform your hard-core feet? Think again.

Feet have it tough before you throw treadmill intervals, burpees and hot yoga in the mix. They have fewer oil glands to keep cuticles and heels from cracking and callusing, and they bear the constant weight of life. “Calluses indicate how the body shifts itself and how your feet move in your shoes while working out,” says Kellee, a nail technician at San Francisco’s Sanctuary Spa. “Weight tends to go to the ball of the foot, heel and sides, leading to a build-up of excess dry skin.” Hard-working feet need extra TLC, especially when on display in summer sandals, so we’ve rounded up some pampering but powerful pedis worth kicking back for in the slideshow above. Hint: All are heavy on exfoliation.