too much weight on the big toes, if your
“Being on the
‘wow’,” she says. “But then you look at
Podiatrist Andrew Bull on the best shoes for:
the feet and they haven’t been cleaned
“They need to be
he’ll shoot you dead. Just kidding. What
he’ll really do is offer important advice.
after you shower and before going to bed
tennis shoes should be reinforced around
problem. If you’re an over-pronator in a
“while your skin is resting”. Pharmacies
the toecap. They can’t have anti-pronation
soft shoe, it can make your arches collapse
have foot sprays similar to antiperspirants
mesh that breathes.” We like: Oakley “Neck
features because tennis has side-to-side
to keep your feet dry. “Look for tea-tree
Tye”, $249. Waterproof; supportive base;
movement.” We like: Adidas “Barricade”,
doesn’t roll enough wears a heavy, motion-
non-slip heel. Enquiries: (1800) 625 539.
control shoe, they’ll supinate, which can
“They’re antibacterial. Spray some in
midsole and forefoot. Call (1800) 801 891.
lead to stress fractures,” cautions Bull.
your shoes as well.” (We liked Thursday
“If you’re on your
for his tips on treating common foot faults.)
pronation features. Pick the sole for the
ensure it’s not poly-coated because it won’t
season AFL training, one of the first men
(try Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, $7.75).
surface; you don’t want it smooth if you’re
breathe as effectively.” We like: Hush
they see is podiatrist Michael Kinchington.
trail running.” We like: New Balance “1221”,
Puppies “Action”, $129.95. Soft, supple
“We test their biomechanical efficiency,”
he reveals. “It’s vital for injury prevention
foot support; lightweight; durable; comes in
removable insole; lightweight; flexible.
and performance. If they’re inefficient, we
the sole with your fingers. Then focus on
three width sizes. Enquiries: (1800) 654 512.
individual areas – the sole, heel, ankle,
“A must for
exercises (which look like they could be
Finally, your feet will be inserted into
performed while watching cricket or nursing
plastic bags filled with warm paraffin wax.
a beer) like calf and Achilles stretching;
We kid you not. You’ll then relax and read
It’s estimated that we’ll walk the equivalent of
wobble- or balance-board work (try the Vew-
the paper while your feet relax in their
boots. Again, pick the shoe for the surface,
great with jeans, shorts, pants – anything
Do Balance 101, $179.95; call  081 180
comforting cocoons. Ten minutes later the
but you don’t want a heavy boot in the
really. And they’ll let your hoofs breathe.”
three times around the world in our lifetimes.
or check out www.obi.com.au
Australian summer.” We like: Kathmandu
We like: Camper “Ethnic” slides, $270.
So why don’t we care about the transport?
and stretching using resistance elastic (try
Water-resistant, sturdy leather; moulded
the Thera-band, $28.70; call  333 153
piece leather; water-resistant; breathable.
sole; a fashion edge with the plaited upper.
for stockists). At the gym, work out on the
NE OF THE BEST scenes goblin’s talons, pound them on bitumen seated calf-raise machine.
and treat them like laboratories for mutant
SOUNDS LIKE . . .
CAUSED BY . . .
HOW YOU FIX IT…
strains of fungus. Admit it: you take your
Fungus that thrives in hot, humid Keep your feet cool, dry (fungus loves heat and moisture) and clean and scrub
If you ever want to know what it’s like to be
environments, such as communal them each night. Use anti-fungal creams (we liked Lamisil, RRP: $13.55). Don’t gyms, showers or pool decking;
wear the same shoes two days in a row – they won’t dry out overnight. Walk
says not to talk to him about it because
brought back from the dead, then a pedicure
around barefoot in the sunshine during your lunch hour before putting on
he’s “the foot freakin’ master” (or words
is an accurate comparison. Was Jesus more
a fresh pair of socks. Wear thongs in public showers and changing rooms.
to that effect), while Vincent asserts that
Foot injuries can manifest as pain in your
Check out www.fungusfreenails.com.
ankles, calves, hamstrings, hips and lower
refreshing foot bath? You bet he was. Men’s
Feet collapse inwards.
Over-pronation Low arches; poor
Calf-stretches; supportive shoes; orthotics.
Samoan – “shoulda better known better”
back. They contain 52 bones and a complex
visited Sydney’s Your Sanctuary Day
biomechanics; bowlegs; overly soft shoes; tight calves.
before he laid his hands in a familiar way
network of muscles, ligaments and joints.
Feet lean outwards.
Softer shoes; customised orthotics to allow feet to roll inwards.
on the feet of the big man’s wife.
Podiatrist Andrew Bull of Sydney’s Sports
First your feet receive a soapy bath and
feet receiving the recognition they deserve.
), says the majority
Great hair, teeth or eyes get saturation
of Australians have problems with “over-
soft as poached salmon, beauty therapist
Rest; anti-inflammatory tablets or cream; calf stretches; supportive
coverage onscreen, while our faithful plates
pronating”, meaning their feet collapse too
repeated high impact on hard shoes; orthotics.
surfaces; unsupportive shoes.
of meat seldom rate even a footnote.
to remove dead skin. (That’s what corns
Painful front and
Rest; run on a softer surface to reduce impact; shin and calf stretches;
“Like a parachutist hitting the ground,
are – masses of dead cells.) Then comes a
inside edge of shins.
feet need to roll inwards when they land
razor, which is a bit like a potato peeler, to
to absorb shock,” advises Bull. “But if your
Pain across the balls
Focus on ensuring heel contact when distance running; correct shoe
million in between. They’ll take you into
of your feet.
fitting; custom orthotics with metatarsal dome.
stretch, your knee caps grind against the
Swelling and pain
Poor biomechanics; over-training; Rest immediately and see your podiatrist or sports-medicine specialist.
that increases the
Choose the right footwear and do calf, Achilles and hamstring stretches
joint, your hips rotate and your pelvis tilts
before, after and even during a run. Select your training surface wisely.
forward, increasing your lumbar curve.”
man’s feet to be attractive, according to
on your feet.
You stuff them into ill-fitting, airless,
During an examination, he’ll establish
Dagmar, they must be “nice and clean”
Cut your nails straight across so that the corners are above the skin.
leather coffins, let your nails grow into
the height of your arch, if you’re placing
with nothing in the nails. “Sometimes you
into the skin.
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