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Men, Bare Your Soles

6 steps to protecting feet from the wear and tear of those grueling workouts.

There is too often an inverse relationship between the appearance of men's bodies and their feet. The more work dedicated to toning beautiful arms, abs and glutes, the more damage—think blisters, calluses, ingrown toenails and fungal infections—suffered by the feet.

“Guys are a bit harder on their feet and [won't deal with] their issues until it’s too late,” says Natasha Ray, lead manicurist at Hammer & Nails, a nail shop for guys in Los Angeles, California. And yet healthy feet are the key to successful training and workout sessions. “You’re not going to be able to do the things you want to do the most if your feet are not in good shape,” says Pennsylvania-based podiatrist Nicholas Romansky D.P.M who works with the Men's and Women’s United States World Cup, National and Olympic soccer teams. “When your feet hurt, your whole body hurts.” 

At the height of flip flop season, learn to give your feet the TLC they need.